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A school (from Greek σχολεῖον - scholeion) is an institution designed to allow and encourage students (or "pupils") to learn, under the supervision of teachers. Most countries have systems of formal education, which is commonly compulsory. In these systems, students often progress through a series of schools: primary school, secondary school, and possibly a university, vocational school or a college. There are also non-governmental schools, called private or independent schools. A school may be dedicated to a particular field, such as a school of economics or a school of dance. Alternative schools and democratic education may provide nontraditional methods and curriculum, or no curriculum, as it were. In homeschooling and online schools, teaching and learning take place outside of a traditional school building. The use of the term school varies by country, as do the names of the various levels of education within the country.
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L. D. Bell High School, part of the Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District
Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District (HEB ISD) is a K-12 public school district based in Bedford, Texas (USA). The district serves the city of Bedford, most of the cities of Euless and Hurst, and small parts of North Richland Hills, Colleyville, Fort Worth, and Arlington. The district operates nineteen elementary schools, five junior high schools, and two high schools. HEB ISD offers "Edge" programs, which provide unique opportunities for students to develop skills beyond standard primary and secondary school curriculum.

The district has been named one of the top four districts in the state and recognized for achievements in academics and student performance, music education, public relations practices, operating efficiency, and teacher salaries. Both of HEB ISD's high schools are ranked on Newsweek's 2007 list of the top 1,200 high schools in the country: L.D. Bell High School is listed 210th (4th highest in Tarrant County) and Trinity High School is listed 304th (6th highest in Tarrant County). In March 2005, the District received the Lone Star Award for best public relations practices in the state from the Texas Public Relations Association, recognizing outstanding ethics and business operations when communicating with stakeholders.

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side entrance of National Tainan First Senior High School
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National Tainan First Senior High School (Chinese: 國立臺南第一高級中學) is a public senior high school in Tainan City, Taiwan. The school was established in 1922 and is often considered one of the most prestigious secondary schools in southern Taiwan. Alumni include former Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian, director Ang Lee, and head of the Legislative Yuan Wang Jin-pyng.

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Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi
Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi (January 12, 1746 – February 17, 1827) was a Swiss pedagogue and educational reformer. He was born on January 12, 1746 in Zürich, Switzerland. During the French invasion of Switzerland in 1798, a number of orphaned children had been left without food or shelter in the Canton Unterwalden. Pestalozzi took some of them under his charge, and he converted a deserted convent into a school for them. In 1801 Pestalozzi gave an exposition of his ideas on education in the book How Gertrude Teaches Her Children. His method is to proceed from the easier to the more difficult. To begin with observation, to pass from observation to consciousness, and then from consciousness to speech.

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