United States Commissioner of Education 3-11-2011, 12:19

The chief executive officer of the United States Bureau of Education (later, Office of Education), established by an act of Congress in 1867.

United States Coast Guard Academy 3-11-2011, 12:18

An institution founded in 1876 to educate and train young men and, since 1975, women to be officers in the United States Coast Guard.

United States Children’s Bureau 3-11-2011, 12:17

A federal office established by an act of Congress in 1912 to collect and disseminate information on “all matter pertaining to the welfare of children and child life” in the United States.

United States Bureau of Education 3-11-2011, 12:13

The first federal office created to give Washington a role in American education. Established in 1867 by an act of Congress, the bureau was to have served as a national center, to collect and disseminate information about education.

United States Armed Forces Institute 3-11-2011, 12:12

A unique educative institution that provided correspondence courses to more than 600,000 American servicemen and women during World War II.

United States Air Force Academy 3-11-2011, 12:10

A unit of the Department of the Air Force for educating and training officers for the United States Air Force.

United Negro College Fund 3-11-2011, 12:09

An organization founded in 1944 to raise funds for a group of more than three dozen, largely southern, independent four-year colleges for African Americans. 

United Nations International School 3-11-2011, 12:08

A unique coeducational college-preparatory day school founded by parents working at the United Nations...

Unitarianism 3-11-2011, 12:05

A loosely knit, non-trinitarian Christian religion whose rejection of the Calvinist concept of predestination changed the course of American education in the early 19th century. 

Unified phonics method 3-11-2011, 12:03

A highly structuredmethod of reading instruction based onthe learning of 70 phonograms, or sounds,before actual reading begins.

Unidimensional classroom 3-11-2011, 12:01

A sociological term referring to the application of a single teaching strategy to all students in a given classroom.

Underachievement 3-11-2011, 12:00

In education, an often vague term referring to failure to perform academically at levels commensurate with a student’s potential as measured by intelligence and other standardized tests.

Two-plus-two program 3-11-2011, 11:58

A four-year, cooperative, vocational education program that begins in the junior year of high school and continues through the senior year of high school and two years at an associated community college.

Tutorial method 3-11-2011, 11:56

A method of instruction commonly used in English universities, where teachers meet individually with students for intensive discussions about a topic based on materials the student has been assigned to study.

Tutor 3-11-2011, 11:55

A teacher, usually private, who instructs students individually or in small groups.

Tuskegee Institute (now, Tuskegee University) 2-11-2011, 14:51

Historically, one of the most important institutions of African-American education in the United States.

Asa Turner (1799–1885) 2-11-2011, 14:47

American clergyman, educator and cofounder of the famed “YALE BAND,” which was instrumental in bringing public education and colleges to the West. Born in Massachusetts, he attended and was ordained at Yale in 1830.

Tuition payment plan 2-11-2011, 14:46

A school, college or privately sponsored program whereby tuition costs for elementary, secondary or higher education may be paid in monthly, interest-free installments instead of a large lump sum at the beginning of the semester or academic year.

Tuition 2-11-2011, 14:44

The cost of formal instruction at an educational institution. Free at public elementary and secondary schools, some tuition is generally imposed on students at all colleges, public or private.

Truth-in-testing legislation 2-11-2011, 14:42

A group of state laws that give students the right to see the actual results and scoring methods of standardized college and graduate school admission tests.

Harry S. Truman (1884–1972) 2-11-2011, 14:40

Thirtythird president of the United States, whose dedication to education helped convert American colleges and universities into instruments of universal education for the entire American people.

True-false test 2-11-2011, 14:38

One of the most common forms of objective testing, with questions stated as declarative sentences that demand a simple student response of “correct” or “incorrect.”

Truancy 2-11-2011, 14:36

Unexcused absence from elementary or secondary school, in violation of state education laws.

Troops to Teachers 2-11-2011, 14:32

A program originally sponsored by the Department of Defense to encourage qualified retiring members of the armed services to serve as teachers or aides in low-income school districts suffering shortages of qualified personnel.

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