New Arrivals · Education

May 28, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Cracking the GRE.

May 27, 2015
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.

Cracking the SSAT & ISEE.

May 27, 2015
New York : Random House, Inc.,
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
At head of title: The Princeton Review.

The Common Core Standards

May 26, 2015
Bigham, Jared T.
xiii, 274 pages ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
How did we get here? -- The literacy standards -- The math standards -- Assessments, implementation, and moving forward.
The Common Core State Standards are a set of criteria for kindergarten through grade 12 designed to prepare all students for college and beyond. Bigham offers a clear look at what the standards really are and how they affect your child.

UChic college girls' real advice : for your first year (and beyond!)

May 26, 2015
Garton, Christie, author.
xx, 409 pages ; 18 cm.
Includes index.
More Tips And Stories From Girls Who've Been There -- Foreword -- Welcome To UCHIC: College Girls' Real Advice For Your First Year (And Beyond!) -- Chapter 1-Getting Started -- Chapter 2-Sharing Space And Campus Living -- Chapter 3-Head Of The Class -- Chapter 4-Getting Involved -- Chapter 5-Sorority Chic -- Chapter 6-Tech Essentials For An Instagram Age -- Chapter 7-Love Life -- Chapter 8-Staying Healthy -- Chapter 9-If The Going Gets Tough -- Chapter 10-Money Matters -- Chapter 11-The College Perks -- Chapter 12-What's Next? -- Acknowledgments -- Contributors -- Index -- About The Author -- About UCHIC.
Want to know a secret about life in college? Everyone--from the social butterfly in freshman orientation to the top student in Bio 101--feels a little unsure about the college experience. And that's completely normal! In fact, everyone could use a little help sometimes, especially in their first year. We know, because we've been there. But don't worry...we have your covered! From the day you set foot on campus until the day you wear a cap and gown, get advice from a source you can trust: the expert team of all-star college students and recent grads behind UChic,"--page [4] of cover.


May 22, 2015
St. Xavier High School.
[Cincinnati, Ohio : The School]
v. : ill., ports. ; 28-31 cm.


May 22, 2015
Wyoming Middle School.
[Wyoming, Ohio] : Wyoming Middle School
v. : ill., ports. ; 28 cm.
Title page is missing from 1989/90 ed.

How to find scholarships and free financial aid for private high schools

May 19, 2015
Spivey, Shay, author.
122 pages ; 22 cm.
"Millions of parents desire a quality private school education for their family, but simply cannot afford the cost of tuition. Scholarships and financial aid are the solution and help families address/eliminate the financial barriers that prevent access to a quality education. How to Find Scholarships and Free Financial Aid for Private High School is a valuable guide for families that want to know where to find free money for private high school tuition. This book shows parents over 30 ways to find, qualify for and win private high school scholarships and free financial aid. The author, Shay Spivey, is a scholarship expert and has developed proven tips and techniques that have helped students win over $80,000 in scholarships and free financial aid to attend private schools. As a proven expert and professional consultant in her respective field, she is devoted to helping others find free money to access quality educational opportunities."--Page [4] of cover.

The essential manual for asperger syndrome (ASD) in the classroom : what every teacher needs to know

May 19, 2015
Hoopmann, Kathy, 1963-
London ; Philadelphia : JessicaKingsley Publishers, 2015.
223 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Foreword -- Preparing for your student with Asperger Syndrome -- Organizing your student to be organized: executive functioning -- Adapting to change -- Understanding the perspectives of others: theory of mind -- Body language blindness -- Literal thinkers and speakers -- Forming friendships and following social rules -- Apparent lack of emotions -- Meltdowns -- Special interests -- Bullying -- Field trips, excursions and camps -- Homework -- Classroom discipline to punish or not to punish -- Sensory issues -- Overview -- Hearing -- Sight -- Smell -- Taste -- Touch -- Balance: vestibular system -- Body awareness: proprioception -- Pain -- Synaesthesia.

Woodward annual.

May 18, 2015
Woodward High School (Cincinnati, Ohio)
Cincinnati, Ohio : Senior Class of Woodward High School,
v. : ill., ports. ; 32 cm.
Vol. for 1907 includes 2 photographs and graduation program inside back pocket.

Teaching-the sacred art : the joy of opening minds and hearts

May 18, 2015
Vennard, Jane E. (Jane Elizabeth), 1940-
Woodstock, VT : SkyLight Paths Publishing, 2015.
xxii, 136 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

Cincinnati magazine's ... schools guide.

May 14, 2015
Cincinnati, Ohio : CM Media Inc.,
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.

Crimes of the educators : how utopians are using government schools to destroy America's children

May 12, 2015
Blumenfeld, Samuel L.
Washington, D.C. : WND Books, [2014]
352 pages ; 24 cm

What is a madrasa?

May 11, 2015
Moosa, Ebrahim.
Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2015]
290 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Lived experience. A novice ; Wake, wash, pray ; Becoming scholars -- History and contexts. Birth of the contemporary madrasa ; Texts and authors ; From a republic of letters to a republic of piety -- Politics of knowledge. Preserving the prophet's legacy ; Believe, learn, know -- Madrasas in global context. Talking about madrasas ; The future of madrasas ; Letter to policy makers ; Letters to my teachers.
Taking us inside the world of the madrasa, the most common type of school for religious instruction in the Islamic world, Ebrahim Moosa provides an indispensable resource for anyone seeking to understand orthodox Islam in global affairs. Focusing on postsecondary-level religious institutions in the Indo-Pakistan heartlands, Moosa explains how a madrasa can simultaneously be a place of learning revered by many and an institution feared by many others, especially in a post-9/11 world.

Creative Schools : the Grassroots Revolution that's Transforming Education

May 7, 2015
Robinson, Ken, 1950- author.
xxviii, 292 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Introduction: One minute to midnight -- Back to basics -- Changing metaphors -- Changing schools -- Natural born learners -- The art of teaching -- What's worth knowing? -- Testing, testing -- Principles for principals -- Bring it all back home -- Changing the climate.
Argues for an end to the outmoded industrial educational system and proposes a highly personalized, organic approach that draws on technological and professional resources to engage all students, develop their love of learning, and enable them to face the challenges of the twenty-first century.

The schools we need and why we don't have them

May 7, 2015
Hirsch, E. D. (Eric Donald), 1928-
New York : Anchor Books/Doubleday, 1999.
xviii, 317 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Introduction : failed theories, famished minds -- Intellectual capital : a civil right -- An impregnable fortress -- Critique of a thoughtworld -- Reality's revenge : education and mainstream research -- Test evasion.
From kindergarten through high school, our public educational system is among the worst in the developed world. For over fifty years, the assumption that challenging children academically is unnatural for them, that teachers do not need to know the subjects they teach, that the learning "process" should by emphasized over the facts taught has prevailed. all this is tragically wrong. As renowned educator and author E.D. Hirsch, Jr., argues in The Schools We Need, in disdaining content-based curricula for abstract - and discredited - theories of how a child learns, the ideas uniformly taught by our schools have done terrible harm to America's students. Instead of preparing our children for the highly competitive, information-based economy in which we now live, our school practices have severely curtailed their ability, and desire, to learn. There is a solution. Mainstream research has shown that if children - all children, not just the privileged - are taught in ways that emphasize hard work, the learning of facts, and rigorous testing, their enthusiasm for school will grow, their test scores will rise, and they will become successful citizens in the information-age civilization.

The remembrancer.

May 5, 2015
Walnut Hills High School (Cincinnati, Ohio)
Cincinnati, Ohio : The School,
v. : ill. (some col.), ports. (some col.) ; 24-31 cm.

The Rostrum.

May 5, 2015
Summit Country Day School.
Cincinnati, Ohio : Summit Country Day School,
v. : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 28-29 cm.
Vol. for 1947 includes program in back pocket.

The Elderado

May 5, 2015
Elder High School (Cincinnati, Ohio)
[Cincinnati, Ohio : The School]
v. : ill., ports. ; 27-32 cm.


May 5, 2015
Mother of Mercy High School
Cincinnati, Ohio : Mother of Mercy High School
v. : ill., ports ; 28 cm.
Vol. for 1965 has inserts inside back pocket including: Gleanings newsletter and newspaper clipping.

GRE for dummies

April 27, 2015
Woldoff, Ron.
Hoboken NJ : John Wiley & Sons, c2015.
xiv, 364 p. ill. ; 28 cm.
Includes index.
Part 1. Getting started with the GRE -- Part 2. Tackling the verbal section one word at a time -- Part 3. High school math and beyond : math you thought you'd never need again -- Part 4. Penning powerful analytical essays -- Part 5. Taking full-length practice GREs : it's all you -- Part 6. The part of tens.

Asperger's teens : understanding high school for students on the autism spectrum

April 27, 2015
Grossberg, Blythe N.
Washington, DC : Magination Press, [2015]
156 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Who are you? : creating a personal profile -- Working with teachers and completing work -- Getting along with other kids in high school -- Bullying -- Social media and electronic communication -- Developing healthy habits -- Handling emotions -- Developing independence.

The tyranny of the meritocracy : democratizing higher education in America

April 27, 2015
Guinier, Lani, author.
xiii, 160 pages ; 24 cm
pt. I. The problem. Adonises with a pimple -- Aptitude or achievement? -- From testocratic merit to democratic merit -- pt. II. The solution/s. Taking down fences at University Park Campus School -- No longer lonely at the top: The Posse Foundation -- Democratic merit in the classroom: Eric Mazur and Uri Treisman -- Six ways of looking at democratic merit -- Democratic merit in a twenty-first-century world.
"Standing on the foundations of America's promise of equal opportunity, our universities purport to "serve as engines of social mobility" and "practitioners of democracy." But as acclaimed scholar and pioneering civil rights advocate Lani Guinier argues, the merit systems that dictate the admissions practices of these institutions are functioning to select and privilege elite individuals rather than create learning communities geared to advance democratic societies. Having studied and taught at schools such as Harvard University, Yale Law School, and the University of Pennsylvania Law School, Guinier has spent years examining the experiences of ethnic minorities at the nation's top institutions of higher education, and here she lays bare the practices that impede the stated missions of these schools. Guinier argues for reformation, not only of the very premises of admissions practices but of the shape of higher education itself, and she offers many examples of new collaborative initiatives that prepare students for engaged citizenship in our increasingly multicultural society"-- Provided by publisher.

In defense of a liberal education

April 22, 2015
Zakaria, Fareed, author.
204 pages ; 22 cm
Coming to America -- A brief history of liberal education -- Learning to think -- The natural aristocracy -- Knowledge and power -- In defense of today's youth.
The liberal arts are under attack. The governors of Florida, Texas, and North Carolina have all pledged that they will not spend taxpayer money subsidizing the liberal arts, and they seem to have an unlikely ally in President Obama. While at a General Electric plant in early 2014, Obama remarked, "I promise you, folks can make a lot more, potentially, with skilled manufacturing or the trades than they might with an art history degree." These messages are hitting home: majors like English and history, once very popular and highly respected, are in steep decline. "I get it," writes Fareed Zakaria, recalling the atmosphere in India where he grew up, which was even more obsessed with getting a skills-based education. However, the CNN host explains why this widely held view is mistaken and shortsighted. Zakaria expounds on the virtues of a liberal arts education -- how to write clearly, how to express yourself convincingly, and how to think analytically. He turns our leaders' vocational argument on its head. American routine manufacturing jobs continue to get automated or outsourced, and specific vocational knowledge is often outdated within a few years. Engineering is a great profession, but key value-added skills you will also need are creativity, lateral thinking, design, communication, storytelling, and, more than anything, the ability to continually learn and enjoy learning -- precisely the gifts of a liberal education. Zakaria argues that technology is transforming education, opening up access to the best courses and classes in a vast variety of subjects for millions around the world. We are at the dawn of the greatest expansion of the idea of a liberal education in human history.

How I shed my skin : unlearning the racist lessons of a Southern childhood

April 22, 2015
Grimsley, Jim, 1955- author.
Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2015.
xii, 275 pages ; 22 cm
Freedom of choice/black bitch -- An awkward fight -- Tiger beat, Teen, Ebony, and Jet -- Black and proud -- The sign on the wheelchair -- The kiss -- The hierarchy of place -- The learning -- The fight in the yard -- White nigger -- Divinely white -- Good old boy -- Johnny Shiloh -- The shoe man -- The uncomfortable dark -- The maid in the weeds -- Integration -- The J.W. Willie School/bag lunch -- The drowning -- Robert -- No longer separate, not really equal -- Cheap -- The mighty Trojans -- Some of us dancing -- The human relations committee -- Protests -- God gave me a song -- The smoking patio -- Horizons -- Mercy -- Commencement -- Reunion.
"In August of 1966, Jim Grimsley entered the sixth grade in the same public school he had attended for the five previous years in his small eastern North Carolina hometown. But he knew that the first day of this school year was going to be different: for the first time he'd be in a classroom with black children ... Now, over forty years later, Grimsley ... revisits that school and those times, remembering his personal reaction to his first real exposure to black children and to their culture, and his growing awareness of his own mostly unrecognized racist attitudes"-- Provided by publisher.

The recensio.

April 17, 2015
Miami University (Oxford, Ohio)
Columbus, Ohio : Champlin Press
v. : ill., ports. ; 28-31 cm.

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