New Arrivals · Education

February 10, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The battle for Room 314 : my year of hope and despair in a New York City high school

February 9, 2016
Boland, Ed, author.
New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2016.
viii, 243 pages ; 22 cm
Prologue: Chantay -- The good ol' days -- Best practices -- Nemesis -- Nowhere over the rainbow -- Powers of ten -- Sweet Jesús -- Lord Byron -- Free Freddy! -- My funny Valentina -- Old school -- Lil' Mickey, a disciple of soul -- The ivy curtain -- Massacre of the innocents -- Point of no return -- Pomp and circumstance -- Epilogue: A message to Charles.
"In the tradition of the classic Up The Down Staircase comes an unforgettable book about a year inside a troubled New York City school. In a fit of idealism, Ed Boland left a twenty-year career as a non-profit executive to teach in a tough New York City public high school. But his hopes quickly collided headlong with the appalling reality of his students' lives and a hobbled education system unable to help them: Jay runs a drug ring for his incarcerated brother; Nee-cole is homeschooled on the subway by her brilliant homeless mother; and Byron's Ivy League dream is dashed because he is undocumented. In the end, Boland isn't hoisted on his students' shoulders and no one passes AP anything. This is no urban fairy tale of at-risk kids saved by a Hollywood hero, but a searing indictment of reform-minded schools that claim to be progressive but still fail their students. Told with compassion, humor, and a keen eye, Boland's story will resonate deeply with anyone who cares about the future of education. "-- Provided by publisher.

Blackballed : the black and white politics of race on America's campuses

February 9, 2016
Ross, Lawrence C., author.
xii, 266 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
A century of isolated incidents -- Jim Crow Greek row -- The Machine -- Not bitter, no apologies -- The Great American Half-Baked Sale -- The joke's on you, Black -- Honoring the dishonorable -- We're mad as hell ... and we're taking over the building.
"'College' is a word that means many things to many people: a space for knowledge, a place to gain lifelong friends, and an opportunity to transcend one's socioeconomic station. Today, though, this word also recalls a slew of headlines that have revealed a dark and persistent world of racial politics on campus. Does this association disturb our idealized visions of what happens behind the ivied walls of higher learning? It should - because campus racism on college campuses is as American as college football on Fall Saturdays. From Lawrence Ross, author of The Divine Nine and the leading expert on sororities and fraternities, Blackballed is an explosive and controversial book that rips the veil off America's hidden secret: America's colleges have fostered a racist environment that makes them a hostile space for African American students. Blackballed exposes the white fraternity and sorority system, with traditions of racist parties, songs, and assaults on black students; and the universities themselves, who name campus buildings after racist men and women. It also takes a deep dive into anti-affirmative action policies, and how they effectively segregate predominately white universities, providing ample room for white privilege. A bold mix of history and the current climate, Blackballed is a call to action for universities to make radical changes to their policies and standards to foster a better legacy for all students"-- Provided by publisher.

Teens' guide to college & career planning : your high school roadmap for college and career success

February 5, 2016
Muchnick, Justin Ross, author.
Albany, NY : Peterson's, [2015]
xiv, 242 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm

Visual supports for people with autism : a guide for parents and professionals

February 4, 2016
Cohen, Marlene J., author.
xiii, 212 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm

Curious minds : 40 hands-on activities to inspire a love of learning

February 3, 2016
Kolstedt, Ty, author.
Chicago, Illinois : Zephyr Press, an imprint of Chicago Review Press Incorporated, [2016]
146 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm

Peterson's graduate and professional programs, an overview.

February 2, 2016
Princeton, N.J. : Peterson's,
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.

Peterson's graduate programs in the humanities, arts, & social sciences.

February 2, 2016
Princeton, N.J. : Peterson's,
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.

Peterson's graduate programs in engineering & applied sciences.

February 2, 2016
Princeton, N.J. : Peterson's,
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.

Peterson's graduate programs in biological/biomedical sciences & health-related medical professions.

February 2, 2016
Lawrenceville, N.J. : Peterson's Pub., c2013-
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.

Peterson's graduate programs in business, education, information studies, law & social work.

February 2, 2016
Lawerenceville, N.J. : Peterson's Pub., c2013-
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.

The last thousand : one school's promise in a nation at war

February 2, 2016
Stern, Jeffrey E. (Reporter), author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2016.
325 pages ; 25 cm
Eleven months left -- The first thousand -- Twenty-one years left -- The school -- The student -- Four years left -- The student -- The American -- Two years left -- The mechanic -- Nine months left -- The astronomer -- Eight months left -- The troublemaker -- Seven months left -- The troublemaker -- Six months left -- The driver -- Five months left -- The student -- The mechanic -- Four months left -- Three months left -- The student -- Two months left -- The driver -- The mechanic -- One month left -- The storyteller.
"Under the protection of foreign forces, a special place has flourished in Afghanistan. The Marefat School is an award-winning institution in the Western slums of Kabul, built by one of the country's most vulnerable minority groups, the Hazara. Marefat educates both girls and boys, embraces the arts, and teaches students to question the world around them, interrogate their leaders, and be active citizens in their quickly-changing country. As the United States withdraws from Afghanistan, this community is left behind, unprotected. Acclaimed journalist Jeffrey E. Stern explores the stakes of war through the eyes of those touched by Marefat: Aziz Royesh, the school's daring founder and leader; a mother of five who finds freedom in literacy; a clever mechanic; a self-taught astronomer; the school's security director; and several intrepid students who carry Marefat's mission to the streets. We see how Marefat has embraced the U.S. and blossomed under its presence; and how much it stands to lose when that protection disappears. The Last Thousand tells the story of what we leave behind when our foreign wars end, presenting the promise, as well as the peril, of our military adventure abroad. Stern presents a nuanced and fascinating portrait of the complex history of Afghanistan, American occupation, and the ways in which one community rallies together in compelling, heartbreaking, and inspiring detail"-- Provided by publisher.

Toward a more perfect university

January 27, 2016
Cole, Jonathan R.
xiv, 409 pages ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
"A renowned academic leader identifies the ways America's great universities should evolve in the decades ahead to maintain their global preeminence and enhance their intellectual stature and social mission as higher education confronts the twenty-first-century developments in technology, humanities, culture, and economics."--Dust jacket.

McGraw Hill Education preparación para el examen de GED

January 21, 2016
xvii, 1019 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm
Exámenes Preliminares -- Razonamiento a Través de las Artes del Lenguaje -- Razonamiento Matemático -- Ciencia -- Estudios Sociales -- Exámenes de Práctica.
"Para tener éxito en el examen de GED, usted necesita la mejor orientación de educadores y capacitadores especializados. Esa es la razón por la que más estudiantes eligen Preparación para el Examen de GED, de McGraw-Hill Education, la guía para el examen preferida en los Estados Unidos de América. Este libro lo ayudará en el aprendizaje, paso a paso, de las cuatro asignaturas del examen--Razonamiento matemático, Ciencias y Estudios sociales. Usted encontrará en él todo el material de repaso y de práctica necesarios para obtener las mejores califcaciones y conseguir su certificado de educación secundariam"--page [4] of cover.

A mighty long way : my journey to justice at Little Rock Central High School

January 21, 2016
LaNier, Carlotta Walls.
New York : One World Trade Paperbacks, 2010.
xvi, 296 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
Originally published: 2009.
In 1957, Walls and eight other black students--known as the Little Rock Nine--only want to make it to class. But their journey would lead the nation on a much more turbulent path. Walls writes an inspiring memoir that shines a light on this watershed moment in Civil Rights history.

Schools in different places

January 20, 2016
McNiven, Lauren.
New York : Crabtree Publishing Company, [2016]
24 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 25 cm

The Sigma Chi Fraternity 1987 membership directory

January 13, 2016
White Plains, NY : Harrison Publishing Co., [1987]
xxviii, 1157 pages ; 29 cm
"Listings include initiates, addresses and other information of record as of May 30, 1987, from chapters as of January, 1987."

A mindset for learning : teaching the traits of joyful, independent growth

January 6, 2016
Mraz, Kristine, author.
Portsmouth, NH : Heinemann, [2015]
xxi, 170 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Building a classroom ecosystem of energy and engagement -- Getting to know your learners -- Knowledge is power: teaching children the constellation of stances that make energized and engaged learners -- Using guided inquiry to teach the stances -- Self talk: creating habits of resilience by teaching productive inner dialogue -- Using small groups to teach productive self talk -- Storytelling: harnessing the power of narratives to shape identity -- Using storytelling to build positive mental pathways -- Goals: creating just-right-goals to drive growth -- Using conferences to create growth oriented goals -- Reflection: the engine of growth in life and learning -- Using whole class conversation to build habits of constructive reflection.

GED RLA test for dummies

December 30, 2015
Shukyn, Murray, author.
ix, 225 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Includes index.

GED science test for dummies

December 30, 2015
Shukyn, Murray, author.
Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., [2015]
viii, 223 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Includes index.
Getting started with the GED science test -- Honing your science skills and knowledge -- Testing your science skills and knowledge -- The part of tens.

Common core math for parents for dummies

December 29, 2015
Danielson, Christopher, author.
x, 204 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Includes index.
The lowdown on common core math, just the basics -- Looking at math teaching then and now -- Exploring the standards for mathematical practice -- Understanding homework assignments -- Beginning with kindergarten math -- Solving problems in first-grade math -- Prioritizing place value in second grade -- Finding fractions in third-grade math -- Mastering multiplication in fourth-grade math -- Anticipating algebra in fifth-grade math -- Relating to ratios in sixth-grade math -- Pursuing proportions in seventh-grade math -- Arriving at algebra in eighth-grade math -- Looking at advanced math: High school and beyond -- Ten awesome resources of parents -- Ten (or so) proven ways to support math at home -- Index.
Danielson takes the intimidation out of Common Core math, so that you'll get a grasp on what your child is learning. You'll be able to help with homework and test-prep thanks to this friendly guide.

The penguin lessons : what I learned from a remarkable bird

December 29, 2015
Michell, Tom, author.
New York : Ballantine Books, [2015]
xv, 219 pages : illustrations, map ; 21 cm
I pick up a penguin -- Magellan penguins -- Bath time -- Storm warning for the Falklands -- Strange customs -- You shall have a fishy -- Upstairs, downstairs -- New friends -- Treasure trove -- A problem shared -- A visit to the zoo -- The mascot -- A visit to Maria's house -- Going wild for penguins -- The quest for El Dorado -- "Can I swim?" -- And they all lived happily... -- Reflections from afar.
"A unique and moving real-life story of the extraordinary bond between a young teacher and a penguin, this book will delight readers who loved Marley & Me, Dewey the Library Cat, The Good Good Pig, and any book by Jon Katz. In 1975, twenty-three-year-old Englishman Tom Michell follows his wanderlust to Argentina, where he becomes assistant master at a prestigious boarding school. But Michell's adventures really begin when, on a weekend in Uraguay, he rescues a penguin covered in oil from an ocean spill, cleans the bird up, and attempts to return him to the sea. But the penguin refuses to leave his rescuer's side. "That was the moment at which he became my penguin, and whatever the future held, we'd face it together," says Michell in this charming memoir. Michell names the penguin Juan Salvador ("John Saved"), but Juan Salvador, as it turns out, is the one who saves Michell. After Michell smuggles the bird back to Argentina and into his campus apartment, word spreads about the young Englishman's unusual roommate. Juan Salvador is suddenly the center of attention--as mascot of the rugby team, confidant to the dorm housekeeper, co-host of Michell's parties, and an unprecedented swimming coach to a shy boy. Even through the collapse of the Peronist government and amid the country's economic and political strife, Juan Salvador brings joy to everyone around him--especially Michell, who considers the affectionate animal a compadre and kindred spirit. Witty and heartwarming, The Penguin Lessons is a classic in the making, a story that is both absurd and wonderful, exactly like Juan Salvador"-- Provided by publisher.

GED social studies for dummies

December 21, 2015
Shukyn, Murray, author.
Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley and Sons, Inc., [2015]
viii, 253 pages : illustrations ; 28 cn.
Includes index.

ACT for dummies

December 21, 2015
Hatch, Lisa Zimmer, author.
Hoboken, NJ : For Dummies, a Wiley brand, 2015.
xii, 510 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Includes index.

The Everything STEM handbook : help your child learn and succeed in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math

December 16, 2015
Sawah, Rihab, author.
Avon, Massachusetts : Adams Media, [2015]
320 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Introduction -- Thinking like a scientist -- Everyday physics -- The physics of moving objects -- Electricity -- Magnetism -- Building stuff -- Making it go -- Naked eye astronomy -- Household chemistry -- Biology basics -- Making math matter -- Geometry all around you -- Statistically speaking -- Money math -- STEM kits, games, apps, and magazines -- STEM summer camps, enrichment classes, online classes, and job shadowing -- STEM activities for the car.
"Projects and experiments to inspire and challenge your kids! The STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and math) are top education priorities in the United States--and they are growing fields with a high demand for jobs. If you want to make sure your children are prepared for the future in these fields, here's how you can help: Make it fun! Expose them to hands-on, real-world, and fun activities so they'll become engaged, motivated, and successful students later on. Look inside for ideas and activities to stimulate your child's interest in these fascinating subjects, including: Racing juice cans Setting up a circuit Observing potato osmosis Building a mousetrap race car Creating a Cartesian treasure map Going on a geometry scavenger hunt Building a bridge Exploring food chemistry With easy-to-understand examples, problem-solving tips, and hands-on projects your family can create together, this guide gives you the tools you need to help your kids excel and foster a lifetime love of learning"-- Provided by publisher.

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