Wallace v. Jaffree 9-11-2011, 13:56

A 1985 United States Supreme Court decision that declared unconstitutional an Alabama law authorizing a daily, one-minute period of silence in public schools “for meditation or voluntary prayer.” 

Waldorf schools 9-11-2011, 13:55

A group of more than 800 independent schools in 62 countries, founded on the principals outlined by Austrian scientist and philosopher RUDOLF STEINER. 

Lillian D. Wald (1867–1940) 9-11-2011, 13:52

American public-health nurse and social reformer. 

V-12 9-11-2011, 13:49

A World War II, U.S. Navy program that permitted college students drafted into the military to finish their undergraduate and graduate education before entering military service.

Vocational rehabilitation 9-11-2011, 13:40

The training orretraining of the physically or mentally disabledto adapt their capabilities to appropriatejobs in the workplace.

Vocational Education Act of 1963 9-11-2011, 13:39

A federal law that called for expansion of existing high school vocational education programs, the creation of new ones and the creation of workstudy programs available for full-time vocational education students.

Vocational education 9-11-2011, 13:37

Instruction and training in preparation for entry into crafts and trades not requiring a college degree for entrylevel positions and ultimate career advancement. Vocational education in U.S.

Vocational counseling 8-11-2011, 12:43

The process of providing advice and guidance to help individuals make successful career choices.

Vocabulary development 8-11-2011, 12:40

The growth, through a variety of exercises and activities, of the number of words an individual can spell, define and use routinely in conversation and writing.

Visual impairment 8-11-2011, 12:39

In education, blindness or partial sightedness, with blindness defined as a condition requiring...

Visual discrimination 8-11-2011, 12:38

The ability to recognizedifferences in form between objects, letters,numbers and words. Visual discriminationis essential to successful mastery of reading andcalculating skills.

VISTA 8-11-2011, 12:36

An acronym for Volunteers in Service to America, a federal program established in 1964 as part of President Lyndon B.

Visiting teacher 8-11-2011, 12:35

An archaic term for a school social worker—invented, apparently, to couch the social worker’s...

Virtual classroom 8-11-2011, 12:34

On-line course offerings designed for elementary and secondary school students at schools unable to provide such courses independently.

Virgin Islands 8-11-2011, 12:33

A self-governing territory of the United States, consisting of three islands and 50 largely uninhabited islets in the Lesser Antilles chain of the West Indies.

Virginia (Commonwealth of) 8-11-2011, 12:32

Tenth of the original 13 states to join the Union, in 1788. 

Violence 8-11-2011, 12:29

In education, the use of force by a student, with or without a weapon, to cause injury to another student, teacher or member of the school staff.

John Heyl Vincent (1832–1920) 8-11-2011, 12:26

American religious leader and educator who established a uniform Sunday-school curriculum for American Protestant churches.

Viewbooks 8-11-2011, 12:23

Descriptive brochures issued by most private secondary schools and almost all colleges and graduate schools, with extensive photographs and information about their institutions.

Vicarious learning 8-11-2011, 12:22

A second- or third-hand learning process, whereby an individual learns from the experiences or purported knowledge of others.

Vesting 8-11-2011, 12:21

A guarantee that an employee will receive all accumulated retirement benefits at the normal retirement age, even if the employee does not remain with the organization until then.

Vernonia School District 47J v. Acton 8-11-2011, 12:19

A1995 United States Supreme Court decisionupholding an Oregon high school’s right torequire random urinalysis drug tests as a conditionfor participating in interscholastic athletics.

Vernacular learning 8-11-2011, 12:18

In education, a highly controversial approach to inner-city classroom teaching, using the vernacular (from the Latin verna, meaning household-born slave) or language of the streets, with which most children are more familiar.

Vermont 8-11-2011, 12:16

The 14th state to join the Union, in 1791, after 14 years as an independent republic.