New Arrivals · Education

January 23, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The ultimate scholarship book.

January 22, 2019
Belmont, CA : SuperCollege
v. ; 28 cm.
"Billions of dollars in scholarships, grants, and prizes."

Presentism : reexamining historical figures through today's lens

January 18, 2019
128 pages ; 23 cm
The problem with presentism is that it blurs our understanding of the past / Lynn Hunt -- Why judging past actions is wrong / G. E. Moore -- Viewing history through ethics can help make better citizens / Marshall Tamuka Maposa -- Our position in the present always affects how we see the past / Sarah Godsell -- Reexamining historical figures through social media / Clarissa Lee -- Is the past to blame for limiting who we celebrate as historical figures? / Ama Biney -- Presentism helps women reclaim recognition for their work / Stephanie Thomson -- Historical narratives offer a skewed view of the past that presentism can fix / David A. Tomar -- Reexamining past female activists shows a more nuanced history than we know / Nancy A. Hewitt -- Reexamining the past helps us bring representation to a wider audience / Ray Filar -- The problem with dishonoring Christopher Columbus / Gerald Korson -- Should we celebrate Christopher Columbus? / Evelyn Red Lodge -- Patrice Lumumba : revisiting a historical figure who is still remembered today / Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja -- Ronald Reagan's legacy: fighting for a united Republican party / L. John Van Til -- Why Ronald Reagan's legacy should be revisited / Jeralyn Merritt -- Organizations to contact.
"The recent wave of statues, building names, and other monuments memorializing figures like Christopher Columbus and Confederate generals being removed from public spaces and college campuses has brought the reassessment of historical figures to the fore. It has raised questions about whom we choose to venerate; how historical narratives form; and whether it is best to erase problematic figures from the historical record, present a new interpretation on them, or attempt to be as unbiased as possible by contemporary attitudes when regarding them. Readers will learn more about this timely and complicated issue through a wide range of perspectives."--Provided by publisher.

Parkland speaks : survivors from Marjory Stoneman Douglas share their stories

January 16, 2019
New York : Crown Books for Young Readers, [2019]
1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 21 cm
"Featuring art and writing from the students of the Parkland tragedy, this is a raw look at the events of February 14, and a poignant representation of grief, healing, and hope. The students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School share their emotional journeys that began on February 14, 2018, and continue today. This revealing and unfiltered look at teens living in the wake of tragedy is a poignant representation of grief, anger, determination, healing, and hope. The intimate collection includes poetry, eyewitness accounts, letters, speeches, journal entries, drawings, and photographs from the events of February 14 and its aftermath. Full of heartbreaking loss, a rally cry for change, and hope for a safe future, these artistic pieces will inspire readers to reflect on their own lives and the importance of valuing and protecting the ones you love"-- Provided by publisher.

The principal's office : a social history of the American school principal

January 15, 2019
Rousmaniere, Kate, 1958-
Albany : State University of New York Press, [2013]
x, 197 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Preceptors, head teachers, and principal teachers: school leadership through the late 19th century -- The making of the principal's office: 1890-1940 -- Outside the principal's office: principals, democratic leadership, and community change -- Cracks in the system: school leadership, 1945-1980 -- Bearing the burden: the school principal and civil rights -- Instructional leaders in high stakes schools -- Conclusion: In the principal's office.
"Kate Rousmaniere explores the cultural, economic, and political pressures that have impacted school leadership over time and considers professionalization, the experiences of women and people of color, and progressive community initiatives. She discusses the intersections between the role of the school principal with larger movements for civil rights, parental and community activism, and education reform. The school principal emerges as a dynamic character in the center of the educational enterprise, ever maneuvering between multiple consituencies, responding to technical and bureaucratic demands, and enacting different leadership strategies. By focusing on the historic development of school leadership, this book provides insights into the possibilities of school improvement for contemporary school leaders and reformers"--Cover.

Read with me : engaging your young child in active reading

January 14, 2019
Cleaver, Samantha, 1981- author.
181 pages ; 24 cm
"Read with me outlines the ABCs of active reading (ask questions, build vocabulary, and connect to the child's world) to make these behaviors clear and easy to implement for parents and teachers. Learn skills to engage children aged 2 to 5"--Adapted from cover.

Everyday idioms for reference and practice. Book one

January 14, 2019
Feare, Ronald E., author.
White Plains, NY Longman, 1996
vii, 168 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Part of a two-level series for intermediate through advanced students.
Includes index.
With over 700 common idioms organized into concise thematic categories, this book brings the challenge of learning typical American English expressions within any student's reach. Each unit provides opportunities for listening, speaking, and writing to ensure that students move from recognizing and understanding idioms to using them more fluently. Clear definitions and examples, as well as notes on usage and grammatical structure, are provided.

Everyday idioms for reference and practice. Book two

January 14, 2019
Feare, Ronald E.
White Plains, NY : Longman, ©1997.
viii, 168 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Part of a two-level series for intermediate through advanced students.--P. vii.
Includes index.

The beautiful risk of education

January 14, 2019
Biesta, Gert, author.
xii, 165 pages ; 23 cm
"First published 2013 by Paradigm Publishers"--Title page verso.
Prologue. On the weakness of education -- 1. Creativity -- 2. Communication -- 3. Teaching -- 4. Learning -- 5. Emancipation -- 6. Democracy -- 7. Virtuosity -- Epilogue. For a pedagogy of the event -- Appendix. Coming into the world, uniqueness, and the beautiful risk of education / an interview with Gert Biesta by Philip Winter.
This is a book about what many teachers know but are increasingly being prevented from talking about: that real education always involves a risk. The risk is there because, as W.B. Yeats has put it, education is not about filling a bucket but about lighting a fire. It is there because students are not to be seen as objects to be moulded and disciplined, but as subjects of action and responsibility. This book is organised around a critical discussion of seven key educational concepts: creativity, communication, teaching, learning, emancipation, democracy, and virtuosity. By opposing the risk aversion that characterises many contemporary educational policies and practices, the author makes a strong argument for giving risk a central place in our educational endeavours and brings risk taking to the forefront of a critical pedagogical practice.-- From publisher's description.

Education and equality

January 14, 2019
Allen, Danielle S., 1971- author.
Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, [2018]
viii, 150 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Two concepts of education -- Participatory readiness -- Comment 1: Justification, learning, and human flourishing / Tommie Shelby -- Comment 2: A reunion / Marcelo Suárez-Orozco -- Comment 3: "Participatory readiness" and the courts / Michael Rebell -- Comment 4: A world of cousins / Quiara Alegría Hudes -- Response to commentators / Danielle Allen.
"American education as we know it today - guaranteed by the state to serve every child in the country - is still less than a hundred years old. It's no wonder we haven't yet agreed exactly what role education should play in our society. In these Tanner Lectures, Danielle Allen brings us much closer, examining the ideological impasse between vocational and humanistic approaches that has plagued educational discourse and offering a compelling proposal to finally resolve the dispute"-- Provided by publisher.

Educational goods : values, evidence, and decision making

January 14, 2019
Brighouse, Harry, author.
Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2018.
x, 190 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Values. Educational goods -- Distributive values and independent values -- Achievement as an educational good -- Decision making. Combining values and evidence -- School finance -- School accountability -- School autonomy and parental choice.
We spend a lot of time arguing about how schools might be improved. But we rarely take a step back to ask what we as a society should be looking for from education what exactly should those who make decisions be trying to achieve? In Educational Goods, two philosophers and two social scientists address this very question. They begin by broadening the language for talking about educational policy: "educational goods" are the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that children develop for their own benefit and that of others; "childhood goods" are the valuable experiences and freedoms that make childhood a distinct phase of life. Balancing those, and understanding that not all of them can be measured through traditional methods, is a key first step. From there, they show how to think clearly about how those goods are distributed and propose a method for combining values and evidence to reach decisions. They conclude by showing the method in action, offering detailed accounts of how it might be applied in school finance, accountability, and choice. The result is a reimagining of our decision making about schools, one that will sharpen our thinking on familiar debates and push us toward better outcomes.

Ghosts in the schoolyard : racism and school closings on Chicago's South side

January 14, 2019
Ewing, Eve L., author.
xiii, 222 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
What a school means -- City of losses -- Dueling realities -- Mourning -- Conclusion: an open door.
"Failing schools. Underprivileged schools. Just plain bad schools." That's how Eve L. Ewing opens Ghosts in the Schoolyard: describing Chicago Public Schools from the outside. The way politicians and pundits and parents of kids who attend other schools talk about them, with a mix of pity and contempt. But Ewing knows Chicago Public Schools from the inside: as a student, then a teacher, and now a scholar who studies them. And that perspective has shown her that public schools are not buildings full of failures--they're an integral part of their neighborhoods, at the heart of their communities, storehouses of history and memory that bring people together. Never was that role more apparent than in 2013 when Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced an unprecedented wave of school closings. Pitched simultaneously as a solution to a budget problem, a response to declining enrollments, and a chance to purge bad schools that were dragging down the whole system, the plan was met with a roar of protest from parents, students, and teachers. But if these schools were so bad, why did people care so much about keeping them open, to the point that some would even go on a hunger strike? Ewing's answer begins with a story of systemic racism, inequality, bad faith, and distrust that stretches deep into Chicago history. Rooting her exploration in the historic African American neighborhood of Bronzeville, Ewing reveals that this issue is about much more than just schools. Black communities see the closing of their schools--schools that are certainly less than perfect but that are theirs--as one more in a long line of racist policies. The fight to keep them open is yet another front in the ongoing struggle of black people in America to build successful lives and achieve true self-determination.

University of Cincinnati financial report.

January 11, 2019
University of Cincinnati.
Cincinnati, Ohio : University of Cincinnati.
v. ; 22 x 28-28 cm.

None of the above : the untold story of the Atlanta public schools cheating scandal, corporate greed, and the criminalization of educators

January 11, 2019
Robinson, Shani, 1984- author.
xiv, 256 pages ; 24 cm
Hook,line, and sinker -- Finding my way -- The pot calling the kettle black -- Pushing the envelope -- The darker the night --Between a rock and a hard place -- Getting cold -- Not the brightest bulb in the box -- Speak of the devil.

Korean stories for language learners : [traditional folktales in Korean and English]

January 9, 2019
Tokyo ; Rutland, Vermont : Tuttle Publishing, [2018]
222 pages : 23 cm + 1 MP3 audio disc (3 hr. 10 min. : digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
"Free audio disc included!"--Front cover.
Preface -- A brief introduction to the Korean language -- The Korean stories. 1. Meeting new f riends -- 2. My friend, Minsu -- 3. The fox who is the king of animals -- 4. The tiger who bowed to the chestnut -- 5. A sleepyhead baby bear -- 6. The donkey and the grasshopper -- 7. The tiger and the rabbit -- 8. A father and his two daughters -- 9. The farting match -- 10. The sun and the moon -- 11. The filial tiger -- 12. The tiger and the dried persimmon -- 13. Three-years hill -- 14. The old man with the lump -- 15. Two brothers who threw away their lumps of God.
"Korean Stories for Language Learners introduces 42 traditional Korean folktales with bilingual Korean and English versions, presented on facing pages, together with detailed notes and exercises aimed at beginning learners of the language. The book can be used as a reader in first- and second-year Korean language courses or by anyone who wishes to learn about Korean folktales and traditional Korean culture. This book is designed to help language learners expand their vocabulary and to develop a basic familiarity with Korean culture. The stories gradually increase in length and complexity throughout the book as the reader improves their vocabulary and understanding of the language. After the first few stories, the reader is asked to use the vocabulary in speaking and writing exercises. By reading these classic stories, they also are given a window into Korean culture and learn to appreciate the uniqueness of the country--which provides greater motivation to continue learning the difficult language. Cultural notes and discussion questions further reinforce one's understanding of the stories, and bolster one's language skills. Korean-English and English-Korean glossaries are included as well as an overview of the Korean Hangeul script. Audio recordings by native speakers help readers improve their pronunciation and inflection."-- Publisher's description.


January 4, 2019
Holy Cross Elementary School (Covington, Ky.), issuing body.
[Latonia, Ky.] : Holy Cross Elementary School
volumes : color illustrations, color portraits ; 27 cm


January 4, 2019
Lakota Ridge Junior School, issuing body.
West Chester, Ohio : Lakota Ridge Junior School
volumes : color illustrations, color portraits ; 28 cm

Cracking the PSAT/NMSQT.

January 3, 2019
New York : Random House,
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Vols. for 2003-<2014a> by Jeff Rubenstein and Adam Robinson ; <2016-2019> by the staff of the Princeton Review.
At head of title: The Princeton Review.

TASC : strategies, practice & review.

January 3, 2019
New York : Kaplan Publishing, [2014]-
volumes : illustrations, maps : 28 cm.
At head of title: Kaplan.
Provides an overview of the content and questions in the Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC), an alternative to the GED, featuring sample questions, in-depth reviews of each section, and two practice tests.


January 3, 2019
New York, NY : Actar D, 2018.
406 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm + 1 poster (84 x 65 cm folded to 21 x 17 cm)
Statement of responsibility taken from spine.
"Editor: Mara Marcu"--Verso t.p.
Echos / by Mara Marcu -- Anxiety / introduction by Peter Zellner -- Praxis / introduction by Victoria Meyers -- Trope / introduction by Aaron Betsky -- Chreod / introduction by Edward Mitchell -- Utopia / introduction by Peter Waldman.
"The publication captures the work done at the University of Cincinnati School of Architecture and Interior Design while showcasing student work, faculty research, co-op stories, study abroad programs, and snapshots from the many events happening at the school. ECHOS is a platform for simultaneous conversations with shared ethos at UC SAID. Various constellations begin to surface and map our diverse milieu of academic and social interactions that revolve around the following five main themes: anxiety, praxis, trope, chreod, and utopia. Introduced by a series of analytical diagrams which are paired up with essays by lead figures in the discipline, the themes expand on the issues of theoretical anxiety, architectural discourse, practice, typology, self-made analogies, ad hoc morphologies inherent to research, flux and reflux - that return each disruption to a steady trajectory - similar to the natural cycle of compression and release generated by our co-op program, and the fictitious, the ideal"--Provided by publisher.

IELTS. 13 : General training with answers : authentic examination papers.

January 2, 2019
[Cambridge] : Cambridge University Press, 2018.
138 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
"Official Cambridge preparation material."

ESL games for the classroom : 101 interactive activities to enagae your students with minimal prep

January 2, 2019
DiGiacomo, Michael.
Emeryville, CA : Zephyros Press, [2018]
xix, 222 pages ; 18 cm
Teacher survival guide -- Speaking games -- Listening games -- Writing & reading games -- Vocabulary games -- Spelling & number games -- Grammar games.
"Every lesson needs a conversation starter. Whether you want to warm up a class, emphasize a particular grammar or vocabulary lesson, or wrap things up with a fun twist, ESL Games for the Classroom offers interactive classroom activities that require little or no prep work to make learning fun. Quick and easy to set-up, the activities in this book offer engaging ways to use class time effectively. With clear organization by skill and level, ESL Games for the Classroom is the go-to teacher's companion for adding educational games to any agenda"--Page 4 of cover.

Inglés para el trabajo : cientos de ejercicios, expresionés y situaciones reales.

January 2, 2019
270 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
"¡Con apoyo online "gratis" para tu celular! Curso de pronunciación. Curso de ciudadanía."
English For Work also contains a section of vocabulary and interesting expressions and examples of use, 100 questions and answers about the use of American English, practical exercises, and a section dedicated to job interviews in different professional environments.

Inglés para tu día a día

January 2, 2019
Miami, FL : Aguilar, 2018.
270 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Offers more than 2,500 English words and phrases frequently used in everyday situations including at work, for shopping, medical care, and travel, and on the Internet and social networks.

Storyworthy : engage, teach, persuade, and change your life through the power of storytelling

December 31, 2018
Dicks, Matthew, author.
Novato, California : New World Library, [2018]
xviii, 348 pages ; 22 cm
Includes index.
"36 time Moth StorySlam champion & 5-time GrandSLAM champion"--Cover.
Finding your story -- Crafting your story -- Telling your story.
"A 30-time StorySLAM champion shows readers how to improve their storytelling skills, and how doing so can improve their relationships, careers, and overall well-being"-- Provided by publisher.

Inglés para latinos. Primer nivel : un camino hacia la fluidez...

December 31, 2018
Harvey, William C., author.
Hauppauge, N.Y. : Barron's, [2018]
ix, 206 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
"Con ilustraciones completamente nuevas y aún más palabras!"--Cover.
Updated with additional commonly-used phrases, new questions and answers for practice and review, and listening aids such as find-the-word boxes, jumbled words, and crosswords, the new edition of this informal language-learning program has been created to give Hispanics in the United States and Canada a practical working knowledge of English. Author William Harvey bypasses the dull rules of grammar, and instead familiarizes readers with often-used phrases, including a series of informal conversations among speakers in idiomatic American English. It also features tables that present commonly-used English verbs and verb tenses. Emphasis on correct pronunciation includes helpful tips and advice on pronunciation and listening comprehension. The downloadable audio uses spoken dialogues and coaching to emphasize correct pronunciation of informal American English.

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