New Arrivals · Education

August 1, 2014
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Getting schooled : the reeducation of an American teacher

July 31, 2014
Keizer, Garret.
New York : Metropolitan Books, 2014.
302 pages ; 22 cm
"Perhaps no profession is so constantly discussed, regulated, and maligned by non-practitioners as teaching. The voices of the teachers themselves are conspicuously missing. Defying this trend, teacher and writer Garret Keizer takes us to school-- literally-- in this account of his return to the same rural Vermont high school where he taught fourteen years ago. Much has changed since then-- a former student is his principal, standardized testing is the reigning god, and smoking in the boys' room has been supplanted by texting in the boys' room. More familiar are the effects of poverty, the exuberance of youth, and the staggering workload that technology has done as much to increase as to lighten. Telling the story of Keizer's year in the classroom, Getting Schooled takes us everywhere a teacher might go: from field trips to school plays to town meetings, from a kid's eureka moment to a parent's dark night of the soul. At once fiercely critical and deeply contemplative, Keizer exposes the obstacles that teachers face daily-- and along the way takes aim at some cherished cant: that public education is doomed, that the heroic teacher is the cure for all that ails education, that educational reform can serve as a cheap substitute for societal reformation. Angry, humorous, and always hopeful, Getting Schooled is as good an argument as we are likely to hear for a substantive reassessment of our schools and those who struggle in them"-- Provided by publisher.

Cracking the GED test

July 31, 2014
New York, NY : Penguin Random House, [2014]-
volumes : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Volumes for 2015- by Geoff Martz and the staff of the Princeton Review.
At head of title: The Princeton Review.

CLEP : official study guide.

July 28, 2014
New York, NY : College Board,
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Vol. for 2002-2004 also includes the CLEP Sampler on computer disc.
"Prepared and produced by Educational Testing Service (ETS) which develops and administers the tests of the College-Level Examination Program for the College Board"--T.p. verso.

Cracking the SSAT & ISEE.

July 28, 2014
New York : Random House, Inc.,
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
At head of title: The Princeton Review.


July 25, 2014
Covington Catholic High School.
Covington, Ky. : Covington Catholic High School,
v. : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 28 cm.
Vols. for <1968-1988> are untitled.


July 25, 2014
Villa Madonna College.
[Dallas, TX] : Taylor Pub. Co.,
v. : ill. ; 29 cm.

Cracking the GED.

July 23, 2014
New York : Villard Books,
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Vols. for <2001-2015> by Geoff Martz with diagnostic exams by Laurice Pearson.

Peterson's scholarships, grants & prizes.

July 22, 2014
Princeton, N.J. : Peterson's,
v. ; 28 cm.
Vol. for 1997 includes 1 CD-ROM called: Peterson's award search ; vols. for 2000 includes 1 CD-ROM called: Peterson's interactive college resources ; Vols. for 2001-2003 include 1 computer disc titled Scholarships, grants and prizes.
"The complete guide to college funding available from private sources."

Peterson's 4 year colleges.

July 22, 2014
Princeton, N.J. : Peterson's,
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Vols. for 2005 and 2008 include 1 CD-ROM disc (4 3/4 in.) called Peterson's interactive college resources.

"My reading buddy is a dog!" : your resource for creating and running a canine reading buddy program

July 18, 2014
Blakemore, Catherine.
Albany, Wisconsin : Adams-Pomeroy Press, [2013].
140 pages ; 22 cm
Includes index.
"My Reading Buddy Is a Dog! provides the know-how for setting up and implementing canine reading buddy programs. It is written for teachers, school principals, librarians, and those in charge of after-school programs who are interested in using reading buddy dogs. The book presents detailed descriptions of thirty-four canine reading buddy programs. Drawing upon this information, the book provides tips for designing programs tailored to a facility's unique situation and goals."--from publisher.

The "C" students guide to scholarships : a creative guide to finding scholarships when your grades suck and your parents are broke!

July 15, 2014
Hatcher, Felecia.
Lawrenceville, N.J. : Peterson's, c2012.
vii, 208 p. ; 23 cm.
This book is for you, slacker! -- Sprinting off the starting line -- Show me the money! -- Application do's and dont's -- Write a freakin' awesome essay! -- Recommendation letters that rock! -- The scholarship express package -- How to become an interview rock star! -- What now?
Students without perfect grades can still attend college if they really want to. Describes ways to find money to help pay for higher education even for the student who doesn't have straight A grades.

Leverage leadership : a practical guide to building exceptional schools

July 15, 2014
Bambrick-Santoyo, Paul, 1972-
San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, 2012.
xxviii, 380 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. + 1 DVD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Instruction. Data-driven instruction ; Observation and feedback ; Planning ; Professional development -- Culture. Student culture ; Staff culture ; Engaging school leadership teams -- Execution. Finding the time ; The superintendent's guide -- Professional development workshops : overview and highlights. Observation and feedback workshop ; Leading planning workshop ; Leading professional development workshop ; Student culture workshop ; Finding the time workshop.
"Examines seven principles at the core of effective leadershipPaul Bambrick-Santoyo (Managing Director of Uncommon Schools) shows leaders how they can raise their schools to greatness by following a core set of principles. These seven principles, or "levers," allow for consistent, transformational, and replicable growth. With intentional focus on these areas, leaders will leverage much more learning from the same amount of time investment. Fundamentally, each of these seven levers answers the core questions of school leadership: What should an effective leader do, and how and when should they do it. Aimed at all levels of school leadership, the book is for any principal, superintendent, or educator who wants to be a transformational leader. The book's companion DVD includes 30 video clips of top-tier leaders in action. These videos bring great schools to you, and support a deeper understanding of both the components of success and how it looks as a whole. There are also many helpful rubrics, extensive professional development tools, calendars, and templates. Explores the core principles of effective leadership Author's charter school, North Star Academy in Newark, New Jersey, received the highest possible award given by the U.S. Department of Education; the National Blue Ribbon Includes an instructive DVD with 30 video clips to show how it looks in real life Bambrick-Santoyo has trained more than 1,800 school leaders nationwide in his work at Uncommon Schools and is a recognized expert on transforming schools to achieve extraordinary results"-- Provided by publisher.

Opportunity and hope : transforming children's lives through scholarships

July 14, 2014
Riley, Naomi Schaefer, author.
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2014]
xv, 137 pages ; 24 cm
"No one ever told me I was dreaming too big" -- A family finds refuge -- Called to dance -- What would you do if you couldn't fail? -- A place of peace amidst a world of violence -- "Little house on the prairie" -- Sizing up the competition, and then winning it -- The burdens of adulthood, placed on a child -- Food for the spirit and the mind -- Breaking the cycle of stuckness.
The U.S. education system is not meeting the needs of all our children, especially those who are economically disadvantaged. For too many families, income level and ZIP code determine the quality of education available to their children. The need to give all children access to a good education, a chance for a better future, has never been greater. Launched in 1998 by philanthropists Ted Forstmann and John Walton, the Children's Scholarship Fund has offered thousands of low-income children across the country the chance to attend private school, children who would have otherwise never experienced the benefits of a private education. In Opportunity and Hope, prominent journalist Naomi Schaefer Riley chronicles the lives of 10 scholarship alumni who - because of the educational opportunities afforded them - were able to turn less than perfect childhood circumstances into successful lives and careers. The stories of these children, representative of thousands of others and their families, are nothing less than inspirational. They are proof that all any of America's children need to achieve their dreams is a chance, and someone to believe in them. They are also a testament to the power of private schools, including many inner-city faith-based schools, and they are evidence that given the chance for the right kind of education, anyone can achieve the American dream.

Nolo's IEP guide : learning disabilities.

July 11, 2014
Berkeley, Calif. : Nolo,
v. : ill., forms ; 27 cm.
Vols. for 2004-<2014> by Attorney Lawrence M. Siegel.

Born reading : bringing up bookworms in a digital age--from picture books to ebooks and everything in between

July 11, 2014
Boog, Jason.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2014.
xxvii, 305 pages ; 22 cm
"A Touchstone book."
A program for parents and professionals on how to raise kids who love to read, featuring interviews with childhood development experts, advice from librarians, tips from authors and children's book publishers, and reading recommendations for kids from birth up to age five.

The College Board college handbook.

July 8, 2014
New York : College Board,
v. ; 29 cm.
Vols. for 2000-2003 include 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.) called: College explorer ; 2004 include 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.) called: Real stuff.

The College Board book of majors.

July 8, 2014
New York : College Board, c2004-
v. ; 28 cm.

The complete IEP guide : how to advocate for your special ed child

July 7, 2014
Siegel, Lawrence M., 1946- author.
Berkeley, CA : Nolo, [2014].
370 pages : forms ; 23 cm
Includes index.
Introduction to special education -- What is special education? -- What is an iep? -- Being your child's advocate -- Getting help from others -- Overview of special education law and the IEP -- Idea and state special education laws -- What idea requires -- Individualized education program -- Working with your school district -- Some overriding IEP principles -- Getting started : tips for all parents -- First steps -- Obtain your child's schoolrecords -- Getting organized -- Start an IEP binder -- The yearly IEP cycle -- Sample year in the life of your child's IEP -- Keep a monthly calendar -- Track your child's progress -- Developing your child's IEP blueprint -- Begin at the end : define your child's needs -- Preparing an IEP blueprint -- Other sources of information for the blueprint -- What's next? -- Evaluations -- When evaluations are done -- Evaluation components -- Evaluation plans -- Meet with the evaluator -- Reviewing thereport -- Reevaluations -- Final evaluations -- Who is eligible for special education? -- Eligibility requirements -- Preparing for the IEP eligibility meeting -- Attending the eligibility meeting -- Joint IEP eligibility/program meeting -- If your child is not found eligible for special education -- Exploring your options and making your case -- Review the school district's information -- Keep tabs on your child's progress -- Explore available school programs -- Find out about related services -- Compare your blueprint with the existing programs and services -- Generate additional supporting information -- Independent evaluations -- Writing goals -- Skill areas covered by goals -- Developing goals -- When to draft goals -- Writing effective goals -- Preparing for the IEP meeting -- Schedule the IEP meeting -- The IEP meeting agenda -- Organize your materials -- Draft your child's IEP program -- Establish who will attend the IEP meeting -- Final preparation -- Attending the IEP meeting -- Getting started -- Simple rules for a successful IEP meeting -- Become familiar with your school's IEP form -- Writing the IEP plan -- Signing the IEP document -- Parent addendum page -- Resolving IEP disputes through due process -- Before due process : informal negotiations -- Typical due process disputes -- When to pursue due process -- Who can file? -- Your child's status during dueprocess -- Using a lawyer during due process -- How to begin due process -- Preparing for due process -- Mediation specifics -- Due process hearing -- Hearing decision and appeals -- Filing a complaint -- When to file a complaint -- Where to file a complaint -- What to include in a complaint -- What happens when you file acomplaint -- Lawyers and legal research -- How a lawyer can help -- Do you need a lawyer? -- Finding an attorney -- How attorneys are paid -- Resolving problems with a lawyer -- Doing your own legal research -- Online legal research -- Parent organizations -- Join a parent organization -- Form a parent organization.

Seventeen ultimate guide to college : everything you need to know to walk onto campus and own it!

July 7, 2014
Shoket, Ann, 1972- author.
Philadelphia, PA : Running Press, [2014]
187 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm

The Insiders' guide to the colleges.

June 30, 2014
New York : Congdon & Weed.
v. ; 21 cm.
Vols. for <1996-2015> compiled and edited by the staff of the Yale Daily News.
Imprint varies: <2000-2015> St. Martin's Griffin.

Make it stick : the science of successful learning

June 30, 2014
Brown, Peter C., author.
Cambridge, Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, [2014].
xi, 313 pages ; 22 cm
Learning is misunderstood -- To learn, retrieve -- Mix up your practice -- Embrace difficulties -- Avoid illusions of knowing -- Get beyond learning styles -- Increase your abilities -- Make it stick.
"To most of us, learning something " the hard way" implies wasted time and effort. Good teaching, we believe, should be creatively tailored to the different learning styles of students and should use strategies that make learning easier. Make It Stick turns fashionable ideas like these on their head. Drawing on recent discoveries in cognitive psychology and other disciplines, the authors offer concrete techniques for becoming more productive learners."-- book jacket.

Guide to getting financial aid.

June 27, 2014
New York : College Board, c2006-
v. ; 28 cm.
At head of title: CollegeBoard.

Leadership education : the phases of learning

June 27, 2014
DeMille, Oliver Van, 1968-
[United States] :, 2013
338 p. ; 23 cm.

Truth and fallacy in educational theory

June 26, 2014
Hardie, C. D. (Charles Dunn)
Cambridge [Eng.] : University Press, 1942.
x, 150 p. ; 19 cm.

Breaking through : using educational technology for children with special needs

June 24, 2014
Hill, Barbara Albers.
Garden City Park, NY : Square One Publishers, [2014]
xi, 143 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
The unique world of tablet technology -- Special needs and tablet technology -- Maximizing tablet use -- Adapting and improving your child¿s tablet -- Conclusion -- Choosing the best tablets for children with special needs -- Choosing the best add-ons and accessories for children with special needs -- Choosing the best apps for children with special needs.

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