night school/ evening classes
I don't know if this would answer you question or not. I recently read in a book entitled " New York - An illustrated history " on page 252. By 1907, the public schools were part of an educational system like nothing else in the nation-- or the world. Every weekday evening, over a hundred thousand working people-- including forty thousand women-- attended night school in New York, studying everything from basic English and simple arithmetic to advanced accounting,law and medicine. Thousands more went to the city's industrial training schools or attended one of its extraordinary public colleges -- CIty College , Hunter College, and, a few years later, Brooklyn College ---whose degree programs were available free of charge to any qualified New Yorker. I hope this is helpful to you.