New Arrivals · Education

June 29, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The death and life of the great American school system : how testing and choice are undermining education

June 28, 2016
Ravitch, Diane, author.
New York : Basic Books, 2016.
xliv, 354 pages ; 22 cm
What I learned about school reform -- Hijacked! : how the standards movement turned into the testing movement -- The transformation of District 2 -- Lessons from San Diego -- The business model in New York City -- NCLB : measure and punish -- Choice : the story of an idea -- The trouble with accountability -- What would Mrs. Ratliff do? -- The billionaire boys' club -- Lessons learned -- Epilogue: School and society.
Award-winning author, public intellectual, and former Assistant Secretary of Education Diane Ravitch critiques a lifetime's worth of school reforms and reveals the simple--yet difficult--truth about how we can create actual change in public schools.

The relics of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel

June 27, 2016
Ashcraft, Kim author.
©2016
69 pages : chiefly color illustrations, facsimiles ; 28 x 33 cm
"The names and contents of the relics and the authentica had never been fully documented and translated from Latin into English."--Page 3.
"Nancy Berlier took photos of the relics and Relic Authentics and designed this book."--Page 69.
Displays and preserves the history of the chapel's relics in a way that makes them accessible to anyone who has an interest in these reminders of the history of Christian religious practices.--From page 3.

To grow in grace and wisdom : the history of the Summit Country Day School

June 27, 2016
Kelly, J. Patrick, author.
©2016
131 pages : color illustrations ; 21 x 24 cm
"Parts of this book were previously published in 1990 by The Summit Country Day School as 'The Summit 1890-1990' by J. Patrick Kelly."--Title page verso.

Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel : the heart of the Summit

June 27, 2016
Law, Tracy C., author.
©2016
52 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 28 x 33 cm
Foreword by Sister Rose Ann Fleming.
"Art and architecture of The Summit" by David Lyman was previously published in The Summit magazine, Spring 2015."--Title page verso.

Move, play, and learn with smart steps : sequenced activities to build the body and the brain

June 22, 2016
Connell, Gill, author.
©2016
viii, 207 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
"Includes digital content link"--Cover.
"Resource for early childhood education professionals and parents. Provides activities to help children (birth to age seven) develop physical, cognitive, social, and emotional foundations for early learning and school readiness. Includes an observational tool to assess children's progress, information on creating the move-to-learn environment and managing safety, and more"-- Provided by publisher.

How to write a winning scholarship essay : including 30 essays that won over $3 million in scholarships

June 22, 2016
Tanabe, Gen S., author.
Belmont, CA : SuperCollege, 2016.
xii, 256 pages ; 23 cm
Machine generated contents note: 1 The Secret to Winning a Scholarship -- 2 How to Find Great Scholarships -- 3 Judges' Roundtable: Inside the Selection Process -- 4 How to Write a Money-Winning Essay -- 5 30 Money-Winning Essays -- 6 12 Essays That Bombed -- 7 Judges' Roundtable: The Scholarship Essay -- 8 Winning Interview Strategies -- 9 Interview Question and Answer Examples -- 10 Judges' Roundtable: The Interview -- 11 Final Thoughts -- Appendix A: Scholarships Anyone Can Win -- Index.
"Provides 30 complete winning scholarship essays with analysis of why they were successful, scholarship interview strategies, Q & A with scholarship judges, 12 essays that bombed and an essay-writing workshop that covers selecting a topic, creating an outline, writing and editing"-- Provided by publisher.

Alumni directory.

June 17, 2016
Marquette University.
White Plains, N.Y. : Bernard C. Harris Pub. Co.,
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.

Talisman.

June 17, 2016
Western Kentucky University (Bowling Green, Ky.)
Bowling Green, Ky. : Western Kentucky University,
v. : port. ; 32 cm.
Subtitle varies each year.
Format changed to a magazine yearbook called: Talisman Xposure in 1995 and ceased in 1996, with 2 volumes and 3 issues per year.

The ultimate scholarship book.

June 13, 2016
Belmont, CA : SuperCollege
v. ; 28 cm.
"Billions of dollars in scholarships, grants, and prizes."

Plan and finance your family's college dreams : a parent's step-by-step guide from pre-k to senior year

June 13, 2016
Hupalo, John, author.
©2016
xviii, 286 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.

Cracking the SSAT & ISEE.

June 10, 2016
New York : Random House, Inc.,
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
At head of title: The Princeton Review.

Help your kids with study skills : a unique step-by-step visual guide

June 9, 2016
Vorderman, Carol, author.
New York, New York : DK Publishing, 2016.
256 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
How we learn -- Preparing and setting goals -- Getting and working with information -- Online study -- Review techniques -- Exam techniques -- Handling anxiety -- Reference.
"Help Your Kids with Study Skills is a unique step-by-step visual guide with invaluable advice on how to support your child's classwork, homework, and revision, with effective study methods that suit a range of learning styles for the third grade level and beyond. From exploring your child's preferred learning approach to using mind maps, flow charts, and mnemonic devices to handling test preparation and exam-day anxiety, this guide can help you place your child on the road to success."--Provided by publisher.

Helping children succeed : what works and why

June 2, 2016
Tough, Paul, author.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2016]
125 pages ; 22 cm
Adversity -- Strategies -- Skills -- Stress -- Parents -- Trauma -- Neglect -- Early intervention -- Attachment -- Home visiting -- Beyond the home -- Building blocks -- Discipline -- Incentives -- Motivation -- Assessment -- Messages -- Mindsets -- Relationships -- Pedagogy -- Challenge -- Deeper learning -- Solutions.
"What should we do to improve the lives of children growing up in adversity? From the best-selling author of How children succeed, a handbook to guide readers through the new science of success." -- From dustjacket.

School-based practice with children and youth experiencing homelessness

May 26, 2016
Canfield, James P. (James Park)
New York : Oxford University Press, 2015.
xi, 128 pages ; 24 cm.
Who are the homeless? -- What we know about homelessness : building a foundation -- The McKinney-Vento act and school-based practice -- The McKinney-Vento act in school-based practice -- Barriers and facilitators : a practice approach -- References -- Index.

Praxis® core academic skills for educators (5712, 5722, 5732).

May 25, 2016
©2016
v, 409 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
"2nd edition completely revised & updated"--On cover.
About the Praxis® Core Academic Skills for Educators Test -- The LearningExpress test preparation system -- Praxis® Core Academic Skills for Educators diagnostic tests -- Praxis® Core Academic Skills for Educators : reading test review -- Praxis® Core Academic Skills for Educators : writing test review -- Praxis® Core Academic Skills for Educators : mathematics test review -- Praxis® Core Academic Skills for Educators : practice test 1 -- Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators : practice test 2.
Includes detailed review of test topics, full-length practice tests, and other preparation for the Praxis® Core Academic Skills for Educators Test.

100 fun & easy learning games for kids : teach reading, writing, math and more with fun activities

May 23, 2016
Boyarshinov, Amanda, author.
Salem, MA : Page Street Publishing, 2016.
207 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.

Cracking the GRE.

May 17, 2016
New York : Villard Books,
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Vols. for 2001-2005, 2009 include 1 CD-ROM disc (4 3/4 in.).
At head of title: The Princeton Review.

SAT for dummies

May 13, 2016
Woods, Geraldine.
Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, [2015]
x, 376 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Includes index.
Getting started with the SAT. Erasing the worry: getting to know the SAT ; Slow and steady (breathing) wins the race: preparing for the test -- Comprehending SAT reading sections. Decoding the SAT reading section ; Reading for points: practicing critical reading passages -- Getting the "write" answers: the writing and language section. Getting it in writing: answering multiple-choice writing and language questions ; Bragging "writes": practicing multiple-choice writing and language questions ; Writing your way to a high score: the essay ; Practicing essays -- Take a number, any number: the mathematics sections. Meeting numbers head-on: the SAT math section ; Numb and numbering: the ins and outs of numbers and operations ; Practicing problems in numbers and operations ; X marks the spot: algebra and functions ; Practicing problems in algebra and functions ; Checking more figures than an IRS agent: geometry and trigonometry ; Practicing problems in geometry and trigonometry ; Playing the odds: statistics and probability ; Practicing problems in probability, statistics, and logic -- Where the rubber meets the road: practice tests. Practice exam 1 ; Practice exam 1: answers and explanations ; Practice exam 2 ; Practice exam 2: answers and explanations -- The part of tens. Ten ways to maximize your score ; Ten ways to calm down.
Ace the SAT by sharpening your test-taking skills. Whether you're struggling with math, reading, or writing essays, this hands-on guide offers easy-to-follow advice for tackling the toughest questions, as well as tips and hints for making the most of the time available to complete each section.

Preschool math at home : simple activities to build the best possible foundation for your child

May 13, 2016
Snow, Kate, author.
©2016
101 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm

SAT and ACT grammar workbook

May 11, 2016
Ehrenhaft, George, author.
Hauppauge, NY : Barron's, [2016]
vii, 243 pages ; 28 cm
Includes index.
"Previous editions copyright 2014, 2010, 2006 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc., under the title Grammar workbook for the SAT, ACT and more."--Title page verso.
Grammar Q's & A's -- Grammar basics : an orientation. The words of grammar : terms to know ; Sentences -- Grammar tests. Grammar pitfalls ; SAT grammar questions ; ACT grammar questions -- Essay writing on the SAT and ACT. Writing a grammatical essay.
This workbook provides a detailed grammar review along with dozens of practice quizzes and exercises to sharpen your skills for the SAT and the ACT.

The other UC and me : editing the Sixties

May 5, 2016
Kuhn, Judy McCarty, author.
Bellevue, KY : MicroPress, Inc., [2016]
xvi, 350 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm
Foreword by Bruce Rheins, Deputy Bureau Chief, CBS News.
The Freshman: 1963-64. In the beginning; Camelot; Le morte d'Arthur; Orderly succession; The MG and me; Voices; Basketball power; Spring 1964 -- The Sophomore: 1964-65. The social editor; The other UC; Election 1964; Mr.Clyde; Everything escalates; March May madness; A new staff; The driving mystique; Summer oxymoron -- The Junior: 1965-66. Happy New Year; Student observation of life; The pen and the sword; Max, matresses, and motorcycles; High-rise life; Sounds of silence; Speak-out/Sing-out; Becoming editor-in-chief; No horns; Hell no-we won't go; On the same page; Rights and writes; Mayhem -- The Senior: 1966-67. Playing the tuba; Quiet with a gas mask on; Thirteen take a stand; Another war; Foggy job offer; No-news/ Big-news edition; Collegiate press; Real cloaks; And daggers; Protesting the protesters; Gentel Thursday, nasty Friday, and mean Monday; The cycle of life; Neither confirm nor deny; Graduation on my mind; Mr. Clyde wraps it up again; Lessons learned -- The Graduate: 1968-1970. The story continues; The rest of the story; Conclusion: The price of peace.
"This is more than a '60s memoir by a Midwest collegiate editor. It is the story of a weekly newspaper published by volunteers at a large urban college with no journalism program. It is a history book that explains the issues of the era—the Vietnam conflict, youth protest movements, civil rights, civil liberties, the 25th Ammendment, and more. It is a story that focuses on the vulnerability, rights, and power of the collegiate press"--Publisher's website.

Get free cash for college.

April 27, 2016
Los Altos, CA : SuperCollege,
v. ; 28 cm.
Vols. for 2001-<2016> by Gen S. Tanabe and Kelly Y. Tanabe.
"Scholarship secrets of Harvard students."

College success for students with disabilities : a guide to finding and using resources, with real-world stories

April 27, 2016
Ingersoll, Irene, 1955- author.
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2016]
x, 238 pages ; 23 cm
The basics: New hurdles for college freshmen with disabilities; What can be done to turn around a bad academic start; Understanding documented disabilities and ADA laws for college -- Specific disabilities with accommodations, resources and student testimonies: Physical disabilities; Mental disabilities; Dyslexia; reading and writing disabilities; Experiencing college with ADHD/ADD; Deaf and hearing loss students; Achieving success for students on the autism spectrum; Psychological disabilities; Blind and visually impaired; Veteran with disabilities; Role of the parent -- Triumph over adversity-resources you can put in place: Self advocacy and working with your advisor; Colleges across the country with excellent support services for students with disabilities; Technology resources for students with disabilities.
"The demanding workload and fast pace of college often overwhelm students. Without access to the right resources, many of the three million U.S. college students with disabilities fail or drop out. This guide helps students, parents, counselors and psychologists find the appropriate resources and accommodations to help students with disabilities successfully transition to college"--Provided by publisher.

Celebrating teachers : a visual history

April 27, 2016
Raftery, Deirdre, author.
Hauppauge, New York : Barron's Educational Series, Inc., [2016]
192 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
First published in the United Kingdom in 2016 by Fil Rouge Press Ltd.
Introduction -- Beginnings -- The nineteenth century -- The twentieth century -- Teaching today and tomorrow.
"Almost everybody remembers that special teacher that changed their life for the better. In this stunning visual history, readers learn about the changing role of educators throughout time. From teachers in such ancient civilizations to medieval monks, pioneer schoolma'ams, and all the way to today's hardworking professional, readers get a look at the many reasons why teachers are worthy of our esteem and admiration. Celebrating Teachers also takes a look at the role of teachers in art, literature, film, and television; during times of conflict and upheaval; and the pioneers and missionaries that brought education to excluded communities, deprived districts, and far-flung places around the globe. Stunning images include fascinating classroom scenes and portraits of key figures. It's a beautiful look at a noble profession that has been heralded in the past, and deserves recognition, respect, and remembrance today."--Publisher's description.

Launch a teaching career : secrets for aspiring teachers

April 19, 2016
Leibman, Peter, author.
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2015]
xxii, 198 pages ; 23 cm
Includes index.

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