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STANDARD, in war. An ensign or flag used in war.

STANDARD, measure. A weight or measure of certain dimensions, to which all other weights and measures must correspond; as, a standard bushel. Also the quality of certain metals, to which all others of the same kind ought to be made to conform; as, standard gold, standard silver. Vide Dollar; Eagle; Money.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Schools concentrated mainly on raising standards of pupils' literacy, numeracy and attitudes to learning.
TEACHERS jeered Education Secretary David Blunkett yesterday as he praised them for their work in raising standards in schools.
First, it demonstrates a willingness to play by international rules while raising standards. Second, it makes us accountable and predictable during our engagements.
Every country needs people committed to tackling social injustices, raising standards of public behaviour and holding out the hope of a better future.
Capita's National Raising Standards in Secondary English Conference is ideally timed to coincide with the implementation of the new Secondary English curriculum and broadened focus on literacy across the syllabus.
EACH young person in North Wales has just one shot at their education and all of us, parents, teachers, school governors and politicians, have a responsibility in raising standards.
It was given on the basis that the close involvement of the college with the Caldwell school will benefit the education of present and future pupils and contribute to raising standards and attainment.
"Our approach has always been to work very closely with all our schools and we are pleased that the Secretary of State recognises the important role of local authorities in raising standards," he said.
Caroline Gruen, Head of Learning, considers the challenges of raising standards in education and how this national programme represents a huge opportunity for Kirklees to rise above them.