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Degree: An academic rank conferred by a college or university after examination or after completion of a course or conferred as an honor on a distinguished person.

Dependent School: School districts serving pre­kindergarten through eighth-grade students that transfer students beyond the eighth grade to com­prehensive school districts.

Displaced Homemaker: An individual who has worked primarily without remuneration to care for a home and family and, for that reason, has diminished marketable skills; who has been dependent on the income of another family member but is no longer supported by that income; who is a parent whose youngest dependent child will become ineligible to receive assistance under Part A of the Social Secu­rity Act; or who is unemployed or underemployed and is experiencing difficulty in obtaining or upgrading employment. 34 CFR Part 400 et al (Education Department General Administrative Regulations); Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Act of 1990, Sec. 521(14) and Workforce Investment Act of 1998, P.L. 105-220, Sec. 101(9).

Distance Learning: Learning that takes place when space and/or time separates the learner and the instructor.

Dropout: Any student under the age of 19 who has not graduated from high school and who is not attending any public or private school or otherwise receiving an education. (OSL section 819).

Duty Task List: Skills standards.


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