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Education in The United States Of America. Preschool. Preschool education  is the provision of education for children before the commencement of statutory and obligatory education, usually between the ages of zero or three and five, depending on the jurisdiction.

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  • Preschool education  is the provision of education for children before the commencement of statutory and obligatory education, usually between the ages of zero or three and five, depending on the jurisdiction

In the U.S., kindergartens are usually part of the K-12 educational system. It is only one school-year. Children usually attend kindergarten around age 5 to 6.

While kindergarten was viewed as a separate part of the elementary program, it is now fully integrated into the school system, except that in many places it is only offered for half-a-day

homeschooling as an alternative
Homeschooling as an alternative
  • Homeschooling

(also called home education or home learning) is the education of children at home, typically by parents but sometimes by tutors, rather than in other formal settings of public or private school.

secondary education
Secondary education
  • Is generally split between junior high school and high school or middle school and high school.
  • The term middle school usually refers to grades six through eight; Junior high school refers to grades seven through nine.[3]High school encompasses grade levels 9 through 12.

The years are normally numbered beginning with sixth grade (at or around age 12) or seventh grade (at or around age 13) and progressing to 12th grade (ending at or around age 18).

a student s official transcript
A student’s official transcript

Future employers or colleges may want to see steady improvement in grades and a good attendance record on the official transcript. Therefore, students are encouraged to take responsibility for their education

from a to f
From A to F

Students holding report cards.

special needs
Special needs

a Special Education school in Brooklyn, New York

private and public schools
Private and public schools
  • K-12 students in most areas have a choice between free tax-funded public schools or privately-funded private schools

Unlike public school systems, private schools have no legal obligation to accept any interested student.

post secondary education
Post-secondary education

The U.S. ranks 10th among industrial countries for percentage of adults with college degrees

undergraduate study
Undergraduate study

Saint Anselm College\'s Alumni Hall, built in 1889, is the current administration building. This image was taken in April of 2009 on the Quad just a few hours after sunrise.

how much
How much?

Depending upon the type of school and program, annual graduate program tuition can vary from $15,000 to as high as $50,000. Note that these prices do not include living expenses (rent, room/board, etc.) or additional fees such as for books.

contemporary education issues
Contemporary education issues
  • Standard curricula
  • English in the classroom
  • Sex education
  • Health and Safety
ivy league
Ivy League
  • The Ivy League is an athletic conference comprising eight private institutions of higher education in the Northeastern United States
  • The term  also has connotations of academic excellence, selectivity in admissions, and social elitism.
brown university
Brown University

Founded in 1764 prior to American independence from the British Empire as the College in the English Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations early in the reign of King George III(1760–1820.

columbia university
Columbia University

Columbia is the oldest institution of higher education in the state of New York, founded and chartered as King\'s College in 1754.

cornell university
Cornell University

Founded in 1865 by Ezra Cornell and Andrew Dickson White, the university was intended to teach and make contributions in all fields of knowledge—from the classics to the sciences and from the theoretical to the applied. 

Overlooking McGraw Tower and central campus

dartmouth college
Dartmouth College

Dartmouth College was established in 1769 by Congregational minister Eleazar Wheelock. After a long period of financial and political struggles, Dartmouth emerged from relative obscurity in the early 20th century.

harvard university
Harvard University

Was established in 1636 by the Massachusetts legislature. Harvard is the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States[6] and the first corporation chartered in the country.

princeton university
Princeton University

Founded in 1746 in Elizabeth, New Jersey, as the College of New Jersey, the university moved to Newark in 1747, then to Princeton in 1756 and was renamed Princeton University in 1896.

university of pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania

Established in 1740

Quad in the Fall, facing Ware College House

yale university
Yale University

Yale University is a privateIvy Leagueuniversity located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.

thank you for your attention
Thank you for your attention

by Vorobieva Anastasia

Moscow, 2011