New Arrivals · Education

November 20, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Holding fast to dreams : empowering youth from the civil rights crusade to STEM achievement

November 19, 2015
Hrabowski, Freeman A.
Boston, Massachusetts : Beacon Press, [2015]
200 pages ; 23 cm
Standing up for justice -- Development of an educator -- Inclusive excellence in science and engineering -- Raising a generation of achievers.
"Born in Birmingham, Alabama, once known as the "most segregated city" in the United States, Freeman Hrabowski discovered the courage to stand up for civil rights and educational opportunity when he heard Martin Luther King, Jr.'s call and joined the Children's March in 1963. Along with other protesting students, 12-year old Freeman spent five terrifying days in jail. But the march, the arrests, and the experience, led to desegregation in Birmingham and a life's journey for Freeman Hrabowski. In this book, Dr. Hrabowski relates his experiences with the civil rights movement in Birmingham as a child, his relentless desire for a quality education, his development as a leader in higher education, and the ways these experiences led to the development of programs and policies supporting inclusive excellence and educational success for African Americans. Dr. Hrabowksi details the lessons about education he drew from his own experiences as a student, faculty member, and administrator. He relates the circumstances in which he was able to draw on those lessons to develop the most successful program in the United States - the Meyerhoff Scholars Program -- for educating African Americans who go on to earn doctorates and M.D.-Ph.D.s in the natural sciences and engineering. And, lastly, he turns to a discussion of how important it is for research universities the seek inclusive excellence, work across the educational spectrum from Kindergarten through graduate school to ensure student success"-- Provided by publisher.

Foundation grants to individuals.

November 18, 2015
New York : The Foundation Center,
v. ; 24-28 cm.

From the army to college : transitioning from the service to higher education

November 16, 2015
Ventrone, Jillian, 1973- author.
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2015]
x, 249 pages ; 24 cm
Get going on your education -- Educational concerns for active-duty personnel and veterans -- Academic and career-based research tools -- What should I look for in a school? -- Unique army-based programs -- Cost and payment resources -- Prior learning credit -- Troops to teachers -- Vocational programs -- VA programs -- Other service member and spousal-based programs/organizations.
Making the transition from the military to higher education can be tricky. This clear guidebook will make the process easy, accessible, and understandable to any current or former member of the Army pursuing higher education while on active-duty or just leaving the service. --Publisher

Class of 1958

November 12, 2015
Oberlin College.
[Oberlin, Ohio] : Oberlin College, 1983.
[28] unnumbered pages ; 28 cm
Reproduced from typewritten copy.
Alphabetical directory of graduates in two columns; geographical directory in three columns.

Tap, click, read : growing readers in a world of screens

November 10, 2015
Guernsey, Lisa, author.
xiv, 286 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
The quiet crisis -- What to make of media? -- How reading happens -- From literacy to literacies -- Paving a path to Readialand -- The apps explosion : what's in the store? -- Ebooks : when print comes alive -- From talking toys to Watson : dreaming up tech for tomorrow's readers -- Why adults still matter most -- A different kind of screen time -- Nudged toward conversational duets -- Science, social studies, and more : the knowledge readers need -- An expanding universe of reading partners -- Developing focused attention and motivation -- Paper and Print? Yes -- What educators, parents, developers, and policymakers can do.

The story-killers : a common-sense case against the Common Core

November 10, 2015
Moore, Terrence O., 1967- author.
xiv, 269 pages ; 22 cm
Insufficient, utopian, radical aims -- Higher ends of education and of stories -- The sub standard standards of the standards game -- Complexity without quality -- Superficiality and bias -- Two-bit literary criticism -- The tyranny of the textbooks -- Absurdities, bias, and lost opportunities -- A true Common Core.
In this book, school reformer and professor Dr. Terrence Moore carefully examines both the claims made by the architects of the Common Core and the hidden agenda behind the so-called reforms that have been adopted by over forty states in the nation, with very few people understanding what is really going on. Moore not only challenges the illiberal aims of this educational regime, but actually analyzes lessons recommended in the Common Core English Standards and in the new textbooks bearing the Common Core logo. Such a thorough review exposes the absurdity, superficiality, and political bias that can only serve to dumb down the nation's schools. Worse, the means that the Common Core uses is a deliberate undermining of the great stories of our tradition, the stories that in former times trained the minds and ennobled the souls of young people. Those stories are now under attack, and the minds and souls of the nation's children are in peril.

What is the future of higher education?

November 6, 2015
Farmington Hills, Mich : Greenhaven Press, [2015]
131 pages ; 23 cm.
Experts have diverse predictions for the future of higher education / Janna Anderson, Jan Lauren Boyles, and Lee Rainie -- The online challenge to higher education / William B. Bonvillian and Susan R. Singer -- Equal access to online education will be a challenge / Campaign for the Future of Higher Education -- The future of small private colleges is threatened / Ry Rivard -- For-profit motives threaten the future of higher education / David Francis Mihalyfy -- Economic and racial segregation must be addressed in higher education / Richard D. Kahlenberg -- Community colleges will be an important part of higher education / Rob Jenkins -- Community colleges should be allowed to offer four-year degrees / Robert L. Breuder -- The dropout rate of community colleges is problematic / Bob Rath, Kathryn Rock, and Ashley Laferriere -- Tuition-free higher education must be offered / Richard Eskow -- A proposal : five federal universities / Freddie de Boer -- Accreditation should be reformed in higher education / Lindsey Burke and Stuart M. Butler.

The discovery of the child

November 5, 2015
Montessori, Maria, 1870-1952.
New York : Ballantine, 1972, ©1967.
x, 339 pages, 16 pages of plates : illustrations ; 18 cm
Italian into English.
On the application of science to the school -- The history of methods -- The teaching methods employed in children's houses -- Nature in education -- Education in movement -- The material for development -- The exercises -- Visual and auditory distinctions -- Generalizations on the training of the senses -- The teacher -- The technique of the lessons -- Observations on prejudices -- Elevation -- Written language -- The mechanism of writing -- Reading -- Speech -- Teaching how and count and an introduction to arithmetic -- Further developments in arithmetic -- Drawing and representative art -- Introduction to music -- Religious education -- Discipline in a children's house -- Conclusions and impressions -- The triumphal chariot -- Grades and sequence in the presentation of the material.
Montessori went beyond the conventions of the day to seek a new way of knowing and loving a child. In this book she describes the nature of the child and her method of working more fully with the child's urge to learn.

The Bloom School journal.

November 4, 2015
Cincinnati, Ohio : Lafayette Bloom Junior High School
volumes : illustrations ; 23 cm
Copy in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Room (v.3 (1919)) have original printed wrappers.
"A weekly publication edited and printed by pupils of the Lafayette Bloom Junior High School, Cincinnati, Ohio."

Paying for college without going broke.

November 2, 2015
New York, NY : Random House, Inc.,
v. ; 26 cm.
Vols. for 1998-<2016> by Kalman A. Chany with Geoff Martz.
At head of title: The Princeton Review.

The Elderado

October 27, 2015
Elder High School (Cincinnati, Ohio)
[Cincinnati, Ohio : The School]
v. : ill., ports. ; 27-32 cm.

The original home schooling series

October 27, 2015
Mason, Charlotte M. (Charlotte Maria), 1842-1923.
Radford, Va. : Wilder Pub., c2008. ©2008.
811 pages ; 25 cm.

The secrets of picking a college (and getting in!) : over 600 tips, techniques, and strategies revealed

October 22, 2015
Jacobs, Lynn F., 1955-
San Francisco : Jossey-Bass & Pfeiffer Imprints, Wiley, 2015.
xxii, 264 pages ; 23 cm.
"Offering step-by-step, practical tips, the book walks the student (and his or her parents) through the major "moments" of the college selection process: learning about the kinds of college, devising a coherent initial list, sizing up the curricula and programs of study, planning and carrying out an informative tour of the colleges, constructing a unified and compelling application, obtaining and evaluating financial aid offers, and making a final choice that will match the student's abilities and interests to what the college has to offer. "-- Provided by publisher.

Two legs suffice : lessons learned by teaching

October 22, 2015
Viall, John J., 1949- author.
376 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
"It was in boot camp at Parris Island that he first began to consider going into teaching--and it was in the Marines that he learned the essentials of motivation. At Parris Island, he explains: I learned motivation was the most potent fuel in the world. And it was the fuel that never ran out. At Parris Island, I learned I could do more--that my comrades could do more--that we could all do more by far. It was this knowledge, this understanding he would try to teach students for more than thirty years."

The student prince.

October 20, 2015
Princeton High School (Cincinnati, Ohio)
Cincinnati, Ohio : Princeton High School,
v. : ill. (some col.), ports. (some col.) ; 28-32 cm.
Some vols. also have distinctive titles.


October 20, 2015
Wyoming High School.
[Wyoming, Ohio : Wyoming High School]
v. : ill., ports. ; 28 cm.

The legend.

October 20, 2015
Indian Hill High School.
Cincinnati, Ohio : Indian Hill High School
v. : ill., ports ; 28 cm.
Vol. for 1972 has inserts inside front pocket including: student guide, year that was booklet, and sports records and rosters.

The Newportian.

October 20, 2015
Newport High School (Newport, Ky.)
Newport, Ky. : Geo. Vesper Commercial Printing,
v. : ill., ports. ; 27-31 cm.
Vols. for 1951-1954 include ephemera (concert programs, newspaper clippings, etc.) in back pocket.


October 20, 2015
University of Kentucky.
Lexington, Ky. : University of Kentucky,
v. : ill., ports. ; 27-31 cm.
Vol. for 1960 has graduation program in back pocket.
Some vols. also have distinctive title.

Art workshops for children

October 16, 2015
Tullet, Hervé, author, artist.
67 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
"Art Workshops for Children is a guide for parents and teachers to organize and execute artistic workshops for children. 12 workshops are featured, each offering a list of materials needed, a step-by-step guide to facilitation, practical tips, illustrated examples, and photos of workshops in progress. The workshops are designed to spark children's imaginations, champion group bonding, and give visually pleasing results--with no artistic ability required. Tried and tested around the world by children of all ages. Perfect for organizing group events at home, in schools, at parties, at museums--anywhere!" --

Courageous conversations about race : a field guide for achieving equity in schools

October 16, 2015
Singleton, Glenn E. (Glenn Eric)
Thousand Oaks, California : Corwin, A SAGE Company, [2015]
xx, 288 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes webography.
Breaking the silence : ushering in courageous conversation about race -- pt. I. Passion : an essential characteristic of racial equity leadership -- What's so courageous about this conversation? -- Why race? -- Agreeing to talk about race -- pt. II. Practice : the foundation of racial equity leadership -- The first condition : getting personal right here and right now -- The second condition : keeping the spotlight on race -- The third condition : engaging multiple racial perspectives -- The fourth condition : keeping us all at the table -- The fifth condition : what do you mean by "race"? -- The sixth condition : let's talk about whiteness -- pt. III. Persistence : the key to racial equity leadership -- How racial equity leaders eliminate systemic racial disparities -- Exploring a systemic framework for achieving equity in schools -- Courageous conversation as a strategy for achieving equity in schools.
Create a systemwide plan for transforming the district office, schools, and classrooms into places that truly support ALL students achieving their highest levels! This updated edition of the bestseller continues to explain the need for candid, courageous conversations about race so that educators may understand why achievement inequality persists and learn how they can develop a curriculum that promotes true educational equity and excellence. NEW! Revised Courageous Conversation Compass NEW! Racial autobiographies NEW! Case study on St. Paul Public Schools, which has stayed on track with the Courageous Conversation protocol and framework NEW! Links to video segments of the author describing the work REVISED! Activities and checklists for school and district leaders REVISED! Action and implementation steps.

Start your own eLearning or training business : your step-by-step guide to success

October 15, 2015
Kimball, Cheryl, author.
[Irvine, California] : Entrepreneur Press, [2015]
xv, 183 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
"Exploring the opportunities within three,growing, billion-dollar industries--elearning ($50 billion +), corporate training/education ($200 billion+) and personal development ($10 billion)--this new addition to the Startup Series educates eager entrepreneurs in creating startup success as an online educator or trainer"-- Provided by publisher.

Cracking the SAT.

October 14, 2015
New York : Random House,
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Vols. for 2003-<2016> by Adam Robinson and John Katzman.
At head of title: The Princeton Review.

Where everybody looks like me : at the crossroads of America's Black colleges and culture

October 13, 2015
Stodghill, Ron, author.
x, 258 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
To Howard, with love -- Cosby, unplugged -- Eagles' eggs -- Break point -- Letter from a trustee -- The new Black on Black crime -- Diversity weekend -- Obama and the Morehouse men -- The hip-hop President -- "Who are these people?" -- Scandal -- The war at Wilberforce -- Magic city -- A wolf by the ear -- A rogue revisited.
"Present[ing] a compelling, tightly woven story of the challenges faced by HBCU's, [this work] features administrators, celebrities, and alumni whose lives are intricately tied to the fate of these institutions"--Front jacket flap.

Beyond measure : rescuing an overscheduled, overtested, underestimated generation

October 12, 2015
Abeles, Vicki.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2015.
xvi, 287 pages ; 24 cm
Sicker, not smarter -- It's about time -- Homework: take back our nights -- Testing: learning beyond the bubble -- College admissions: break free from the frenzy -- Teaching and learning: this way up -- First, be well! -- Action: how you can replace the race to nowhere.
"From the director of Race to Nowhere, the popular 2010 documentary on our education system that has become a long-running grassroots phenomenon, and a new film, Beyond Measure, comes a groundbreaking book for parents, students, and educators on how to revolutionize learning, prioritize children's health, and re-envision success for a lifetime. From kindergarteners to high-schoolers, millions of American students are being pressured to perform in ways that make them less intellectually flexible, creative, and responsive to today's world. In Race to Nowhere, Vicki Abeles identified a widespread problem in our nation's schools: as students race against each other to have constantly higher grades, better test scores, and more AP courses than their classmates, they are irreparably damaging their mental and physical health. Now Abeles taps into this same grassroots community across the nation to find the solutions in Beyond Measure, which publishes simultaneously with the release of her new documentary. Pulling from powerful anecdotes and convincing new research, Abeles presents inspirational, quantifiable success stories and shows how anyone--students, parents, and educators--can effect change. Teachers who cut students' workload see scores rise; kids discover their own motivation once parents relieve the pressure to perform; schools that institute later start times have well-rested students who are able to learn more efficiently; and schools that emphasize depth over test prep find students more attentive, inventive, and ready to thrive. It's no secret that our education system is broken, and Beyond Measure inspires parents, educators, and students to take practical steps to fix it--starting today. In so doing, it empowers all of us to redefine learning and success, and to discover the true, untapped potential awaiting our children, not just in college, but in life"-- Provided by publisher.

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