New Arrivals · Education

April 16, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Common core standards for parents for dummies

April 15, 2014
Myracle, Jared.
Hoboken, NJ : John Wylie & Sons, Inc., c2014.
x, 204 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Includes index.
Part I. Getting up to speed on common core standards. Exploring common core's roots -- Grasping the basics of common core standards -- Supporting common core at home: your role as a parent -- Teaming up with teachers -- Part II. Acquainting yourself with the standards. Doing the math in kindergarten through grade 8 -- Graduating to high school math standards -- Helping your child achieve English language arts standards in K-5 -- Raising the bar: English language arts standards in Grades 6-12 -- Mastering literacy in history/social studies, science, and technical subjects -- Part III: Part of tens -- Ten tips for parents -- Ten ways to help your child achieve common core standards -- Appendix: Resources for common core standards.

Book smart : how to develop and support successful, motivated readers

April 7, 2014
Cunningham, Anne E.
New York : Oxford University Press, [2014]
xxx, 468 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
The role of oral language in reading development : how language skills lead to literacy skills -- Emergent literacy : the roots of reading -- Learning to write : how writing makes your child a better reader and thinker -- Story comprehension -- The effects of reading volume : vocabulary and knowledge growth -- The social and emotional benefits of reading together -- Conclusion.
"Reading aloud to and with young children is an experience that serves a variety of purposes. In Book Smart: How to Support Successful, Motivated Readers, the experience of reading together is used as a vehicle for discussing the varied yet interconnected language and literacy skills that jumpstart the career of a successful reader. Authored by two passionate psychologists and educators, this book is a how-to guide rich with stories, lessons, activities, and ideas aimed at addressing the broad range of interpersonal, social, emotional, and motivational skills that must be fostered in young children. The early chapters in this book will help you get your child ready for school and ready to read, and the later chapters will help you foster your child's lifelong love of reading. Throughout the book, the authors also provide tips for building a special bond with your child through reading together - from giving appropriate praise to modeling persistence. Perhaps most importantly, this book serves as a guide along the path to becoming an independent reader. This journey begins with a discussion of oral language and emergent literacy skills and then moves into the child's early writing attempts, story comprehension, general knowledge development and social-emotional growth. A highly informative but light-hearted read, this book will allow you to bring the joy of reading into your home"-- Provided by publisher.

Program planner's handbook.

March 31, 2014
[Cincinnati, Ohio : Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County]
v. ; 28 cm.
Title from cover.


March 31, 2014
Detroit, MI : Greenhaven Press, [2014]
217 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
ch. 1. What is the state of education in America? American students perform poorly compared to students in other countries / Amanda Ripley -- American students perform favorably compared to students in other countries / Gerald W. Bracey -- Teachers' unions have not been good for American education / Terry M. Moe -- Bipartisan, but unfounded: the assault on teachers' unions / Richard D. Kahlenberg -- ch. 2. Are school-choice alternatives a good idea? The educational bonanza in privatizing government schools / Andrew Bernstein -- The republican war on education / Ruth Conniff -- School vouchers are a good alternative to public schools / Gary Jason -- False choice: how private school vouchers might harm minority students / Matthew McKnight -- In defense of school-choice tax credits / David French -- Tax credits for school choice do not benefit taxpayers and students / National Education Association -- ch. 3. Should religion and religious ideas be part of public education? Public schools have been overly sanitized of religion / John W. Whitehead -- Public schools are rightfully neutral on religion / Americans United for Separation of Church and State -- The ruling religion in schools / Kurt Williamsen -- Mr. Dawkins, tear down this wall! / Satoshi Kanazawa -- Debate about evolution should be taught in science class / Casey Luskin -- Neither creationism nor debate about evolution should be taught in schools / Heather Weaver -- ch. 4. How should the education system be improved? Federal spending on education should be cut / Neal McCluskey -- Federal spending on education should not be cut / Robert L. Borosage -- Merit pay for teachers should be used to improve education / Frederick M. Hess -- What's wrong with merit pay? / Diane Ravitch.
"Opposing Viewpoints: Education: Opposing Viewpoints is the leading source for libraries and classrooms in need of current-issue materials. The viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected sources and publications"-- Provided by publisher.

The global achievement gap : why even our best schools don't teach the new survival skills our children need--and what we can do about it

March 31, 2014
Wagner, Tony, author.
New York : Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, 2014.
xxviii, 331 pages ; 21 cm

On the same track : how schools can join the twenty-first-century struggle against resegregation

March 26, 2014
Burris, Carol Corbett.
Boston : Beacon Press, [2014]
x, 197 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
"A public school principal's account of the courageous leaders who have dismantled the tracking systems in their schools in order to desegregate classrooms and provide better learning experiences for all students. Since the beginning of the last century, the sorting of students into different "tracks" has resulted in segregated classrooms and unequal learning opportunities for students. This book traces the origins of tracking, from its beginnings in the early 20th century to today. As Burris takes readers through this history, she argues that tracking perpetuates de facto segregation within districts that were ordered by the courts to desegregate. Drawing on the latest research, Burris shows how tracking results in achievement gaps and racial and class stratification. Burris then chronicles the struggles of courageous school leaders, teachers and parents as they sought to overcome race, class and intellectual prejudice and dismantle the student sorting systems in their schools. Finally, she provides timely caution regarding how some of the present day reforms may result in further racial and socioeconomic segregation, undermining some of the progress that schools have made in creating more equitable learning experiences for children"-- Provided by publisher.

Hold fast to dreams : a college guidance counselor, his students, and the vision of a life beyond poverty

March 25, 2014
Zasloff, Beth, author.
xii, 306 pages ; 22 cm
Riding backwards : Nkese and Dwight -- With whom do you make your permanent home? Mike and Abby -- Take the Brooklyn out of you : Nkese and Dwight -- Someone to step up and pave the way : Ashley -- Away from the madness : Mike and Abby -- Do you know what it's like to live my life? Kennetta, Angie, and Rafael -- The best fit : Ashley -- Forward movement : Nkese and Dwight -- Room to grow : Mike and Abby -- Undocumented American dream : Aicha and Santiago -- Let's change lives : Kennetta, Angie, and Rafael -- The will to aspire : Aicha and Santiago.

Wise Latinas : writers on higher education

March 21, 2014
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2014]
xiv, 223 pages ; 22 cm
Going the distance / Blanca Torres -- Scrambled channels / Yalitza Ferreras -- WhiteGirlColorlessAfriPana / Gail M. Dottin -- Nomadic / Ingrid Rojas Contreras -- Leaving Miami / Chantel Acevedo -- Las Otras / Celeste Guzman Mendoza -- Pancakes at 2 a.m. / Stephanie Elizondo Griest -- Independence / Iris Gomez -- Stories she told us / Daisy Hernández -- Who goes to college? / Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés -- I'm living in a foreign country / Toni Margarita Plummer -- My stalker / Lorraine M. López -- Rapunzel's ladder / Julia Alvarez -- Derrumbando Muros along an academic path / Norma Elia Cantú -- On becoming educated / Joy Castro -- La Silla / Ruth Behar -- The weight of paper / Beatriz Terrazas -- To my younger self / Erika Martínez -- After Yale / Li Yun Alvarado -- How to leave Hialeah / Jennine Capó Crucet -- Only daughter / Sandra Cisneros.

F this test : even more of the very best totally wrong test answers

March 14, 2014
Benson, Richard.
San Francisco, California : Chronicle Books, 2014.
127 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
"From the same hilarious wellspring of failure as the bestselling F in Exams and F for Effort comes this all new collection of inventively wrong, totally real test responses by students who don't know the answer, but come up with something better instead. Featuring crucial but often understudied subjects including English (Q: Name a key theme in Madame Bovary. A: Cows), Geography (Q: Where can you find the Andes? A: Google Earth.), Science (Q: Describe the properties of a meteor. A: An animal that only eats meat.) and more, F this Test rounds out the curriculum with an extra credit section for those tricky elective courses, and demonstrates that it's more fun to laugh when faced with an absolute fail"-- Provided by publisher.

The promise of a pencil : how an ordinary person can create extraordinary change

March 13, 2014
Braun, Adam.
New York : Scribner, 2014.
xii, 254 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

The heathen school : a story of hope and betrayal in the age of the early republic

March 13, 2014
Demos, John.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 2014.
x, 337 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
"The astonishing story of a unique missionary project--and the America it embodied--from award-winning historian John Demos. Near the start of the nineteenth century, as the newly established United States looked outward toward the wider world, a group of eminent Protestant ministers formed a grand scheme for gathering the rest of mankind into the redemptive fold of Christianity and "civilization." Its core element was a special school for "heathen youth" drawn from all parts of the earth, including the Pacific Islands, China, India, and, increasingly, the native nations of North America. If all went well, graduates would return to join similar projects in their respective homelands. For some years, the school prospered, indeed became quite famous. However, when two Cherokee students courted and married local women, public resolve--and fundamental ideals--were put to a severe test. The Heathen School follows the progress, and the demise, of this first true melting pot through the lives of individual students: among them, Henry Obookiah, a young Hawaiian who ran away from home and worked as a seaman in the China Trade before ending up in New England; John Ridge, son of a powerful Cherokee chief and subsequently a leader in the process of Indian "removal"; and Elias Boudinot, editor of the first newspaper published by and for Native Americans. From its birth as a beacon of hope for universal "salvation," the heathen school descends into bitter controversy, as American racial attitudes harden and intensify. Instead of encouraging reconciliation, the school exposes the limits of tolerance and sets off a chain of events that will culminate tragically in the Trail of Tears" -- from publisher's web site.

"Don't be so gay!" : queers, bullying, and making schools safe

March 10, 2014
Short, Donn, author.
xiii, 289 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Navigating safe and equitable schools -- Safe schools : the struggle for control and the quest for social justice -- How schools conceptualize safety : control, security, equity, social justice -- Not keeping a straight face : heteronormativity and the hidden curriculum -- Obstacles to the implementation of equity policies -- The long arm of the law? Mapping (other) normative orders in youth culture -- Barriers to the effectiveness of state law.
Drawing on interviews with queer youth and their allies in the Toronto area, the author considers the effectiveness of safe school legislation and concludes that the current legislation is often more responsive than proactive.

Reading unbound : why kids need to read what they want-and why we should let them

March 10, 2014
Wilhelm, Jeffrey D., 1959- author.
New York : Scholastic, [2014]
192 pages ; 23 cm

School success for kids with high-functioning autism

March 10, 2014
Silverman, Stephan, 1942-
Waco, Tex. : Prufrock Press, [2014].
xxi, 277 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.

Thomas Jefferson education for teens

February 24, 2014
DeMille, Oliver Van, 1968-
[Cedar City, Utah?] : TJEdOnline, c2009.
147 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
"A Thomas Jefferson education"--

The perfect score project : uncovering the secrets of the SAT

February 20, 2014
Stier, Debbie.
New York : Harmony Books, [2014]
296 pages ; 25 cm
Includes index.

Behavior mapping : a visual strategy for teaching appropriate behavior to individuals with autism spectrum and related disabilities

February 17, 2014
Buie, Amy.
Shawnee Mission, Kan. : AAPC Publishing, [2013].
iii, 48 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
A manual for creating visual maps to help students whose primary learning style is visual become better problem solvers by literally showing them cause and effect and choices in various situations. The ultimate goal is to make students more successful learners and reduce the incidence of unacceptable behavior.--Publisher.

Standardized testing

February 14, 2014
Detroit : Greenhaven Press, c2011.
144 p. : col. ill., col. map ; 25 cm.
Does standardized testing increase learning? Standardized testing helps identify student needs / Karen Tankersley ; Standardized testing restricts student learning / Helen Cole, Kathy Hulley, and Peggy Quarles ; Standardized testing has improved education for poor and minority students / Education Equality Project ; Standardized testing has harmed poor and minority students / Monty Neill ; Standardized testing is improving education for disabled students / Advocacy Institute ; High-stakes testing can create obstacles for disabled students / Candace Cortiella -- Are standardized tests beneficial to teachers? Good teachers "teach to the test" / Walt Gardner ; Teaching to the test weakens education / Judy Willis ; Teachers should be evaluated according to their students' test scores / Arne Duncan ; Present tests are not a good measurement of a teacher's effectiveness / W. James Popham ; A national test would support rigorous proficiency standards / Michael K. Smith ; Standardized tests do not accurately measure proficiency / Chester E. Finn Jr. and Michael J. Petrilli -- Are standardized tests valuable for college admissions? Achievement tests are good tools for college admissions / Richard C. Atkinson and Saul Geiser ; Standardized tests are overemphasized in college admissions / Elizabeth Landau ; The SAT is a good predictor of college success / Peter Salins ; The SAT is a poor predictor of college success / National Center for Fair and Open Testing ; Test prep courses are a good investment / Scott Jaschik ; Test prep courses are overrated / Derek C. Briggs.
Several articles discuss the issues surrounding standardized testing.

Outdoor classrooms : a handbook for school gardens

February 13, 2014
Nuttall, Carolyn, 1946-
East Meon : Permanent, 2013.
176 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
"Ideal for teachers and home educators who want to incorporate outdoor education at all levels of the school curriculum, with an emphasis on setting up edible gardens, teaching children about growing food, food security and economics, human and planetary health, permaculture and sustainability"--Cover p. [4].

Teaching students to read informational texts-- independently! : 30 step-by-step strategy lessons that scaffold essential common core reading skills to help students tackle informational texts on their own

February 13, 2014
Witherell, Nancy L., author.
New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., [2014]
128 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Subtitle from cover.

Assistive technology in special education : resources for education, intervention, and rehabilitation

February 13, 2014
Green, Joan L., 1963-
Waco, Texas : Prufrock Press, Inc., [2014]
x, 242 pages ; 26 cm.

Making it better : activities for children living in a stressful world

February 13, 2014
Oehlberg, Barbara, 1932-
St. Paul, MN : Redleaf Press, [2013].
213 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
"This second edition speaks to the concept of "trauma-informed" early childhood education and includes many activities to help fragile children process and heal from stressful events, including natural disasters, community and family violence, extensive medical treatments, complicated family dynamics, deployment of a parent in the military, and more"-- Provided by publisher.

Cracking the GRE.

February 11, 2014
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.

Barron's how to prepare for the GED test.

February 11, 2014
Hauppauge, NY : Barron's Educational Series, Inc., 2013-

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