New Arrivals · Education

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

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.


April 17, 2015
Roger Bacon High School (Saint Bernard, Ohio)
St. Bernard, Ohio : Roger Bacon High School,
v. : ill., ports. ; 29 cm.

The multifaria.

April 17, 2015
Western College for Women.
Oxford, Ohio : Western College for Women 1910-1974
v. : ill., ports. ; 28 cm.
"The year book of the Western College for Women."

1001 ways to pay for college.

April 16, 2015
Belmont, Calif. : SuperCollege, LLC, 2003-
v : ill. ; 23 cm.
Vols. for <2007-2015> by Gen and Kelly Tanabe.
"Practical strategies to make any college affordable for high school, college, graduate and adult students."--Cover.

The other college guide : a roadmap to the right school for you

April 16, 2015
Sweetland, Jane.
New York : New Press, The, 2015.
vii, 408 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
"A college degree has never been more important-or more expensive. If you're not made of money, where can you get an amazing liberal arts education without your parents having to remortgage the house or cash in their retirement fund? Which degrees will allow you to fulfill your dreams and earn a decent paycheck? What do you really need to know if you're the first in your family to go to college? How do you find good schools that offer a well-rounded campus life for black or Latino students? From the staff of Washington Monthly comes a new kind of college guide, inspired by and including the magazine's signature alternative college rankings. The Other College Guide features smartly designed, engaging chapters on finding the best-fit schools and the real deal about money, loans, and preparing for the world of work. This essential higher ed handbook also highlights information on what to look for (and watch out for) in online programs and for-profit colleges and concludes with fifty profiles of remarkable but frequently overlooked schools. All things being unequal, The Other College Guide will provide American students-and their families and school counselors-with the honest and practical information they need to make sense of the college process and carve a path to the future they imagine. "-- Provided by publisher.

Graduation exercises of the Cincinnati High Schools : Music Hall, Friday evening, June 3, 1892, 7.30 o'clock.

April 10, 2015
Cincinnati (Ohio). Board of Education.
Cincinnati : Union Board of High Schools of Cincinnati, 1892.
1 sheet folded into 4 unumbered pages in folder ; 29 cm
Includes program, presentation of medals, and alphabetical list of graduates of Hughes Class of 1892 and Woodward Class of 1892.
Cover title.
Accompanied by letter bequeathing the program to the Public Library of Cincinnati by Perry F. Smith.

How to write a thesis

April 3, 2015
Eco, Umberto.
xxvi, 229 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
"Eco's approach is anything but dry and academic. He not only offers practical advice but also considers larger questions about the value of the thesis-writing exercise. How to Write a Thesis is unlike any other writing manual. It reads like a novel. It is opinionated. It is frequently irreverent, sometimes polemical, and often hilarious. Eco advises students how to avoid "thesis neurosis" and he answers the important question "Must You Read Books?" He reminds students "You are not Proust" and "Write everything that comes into your head, but only in the first draft." Of course, there was no Internet in 1977, but Eco's index card research system offers important lessons about critical thinking and information curating for students of today who may be burdened by Big Data." -- Publisher's description.

The giant book of creativity for kids : 500 activities to encourage creativity in kids ages 2 to 12 : play, pretend, draw, dance, sing, write, build, tinker

March 31, 2015
Conner, Bobbi.
Boston : Roost Books, [2015]
ix, 371 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Includes index.
A parent's guide to childhood creativity -- Family creativity (Creative family routines - Creative family traditions - Family creativity night - Creative birthday traditions - Creative birthday parties) -- Toddler creativity (ages 2-3) (Art activities - Building and construction activities - Music activities - Dance activities - Pretend activities - Creativity with words) -- Preschool and kindergarten creativity (ages 3-5) (Art activities - Building and construction activities - Music activities - Dance activities - Pretend activities - Creativity with words) -- Grade-school creativity (ages 6-12) (Art activities - Building and construction activities - Music activities - Dance activities - Theatrical activities - Creativity with words) -- Resources -- List of activities.
Here's a book that doesn't just offer arts and crafts and call it a "kids' creativity book." Instead, it provides 500 activities for kids that cover: art, music, dance, theatrics, pretend play, storytelling, construction, and creative writing -- all in one big book for kids 2 to 12 years old. There's also a smart and practical "Creativity Guide for Parents" that provides tips for being a creativity mentor.

Master the Catholic high school entrance examinations.

March 27, 2015
Foster City, CA : IDG Books Worldwide,
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Imprint varies: <2011-2016/17> Lawrenceville, N.J. : Peterson's.
"Everything you need to boost your score; 8 full-length practice tests for the HSPT, COOP, TACHS, SSAT, and ISEE; complete review of math, verbal and quantitative reasoning topics"--Cover, 2012.

The almanac of American education.

March 26, 2015
Lanham, MD : Bernan Press
v. ; 26 cm.
"Helps you understand and compare the quality of U.S. education at the national, state, and county levels."

Peterson's private secondary schools.

March 24, 2015
Princeton, N.J. : Peterson's,
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Imprint varies: 2002-<2008> Lawrenceville, N.J. : Peterson's/Thomson ; 2009-<2015/16> by Peterson's, a Nelnet Co.
"The smart parents' guide to private education" (varies).

The Everything parent's guide to Common Core math: grades 6-8 : understand the new math standards to help your child learn and succeed

March 24, 2015
Sirois, Jamie L.
Avon, Mass. : Adams Media, ©2015.
336 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
The Common Core state standards -- 6th grade Common Core standards -- 7th grade Common Core standards -- 8th grade Common Core standards.
If you learned math the "old" way, the new teaching methods may be unfamiliar to you. Sirois and Wiggin provide examples and exercises that correspond to each standard of the new Common Core national standards for math in grades 6 to 8, so you'll have the confidence you need to help your kids succeed and thrive.

Tim Gunn : the natty professor : a master class on mentoring, motivating, and making it work!

March 17, 2015
Gunn, Tim.
New York : Gallery Books, 2015.
xix, 252 pages ; 22 cm
"A timeless book of lessons on mentorship, teaching, and learning from New York Times bestselling author Tim Gunn, host of the Emmy Award-nominated Project Runway and the reality show Under the Gunn. Tim Gunn, America's favorite reality TV cohost, is known for his kind but firm approach in providing wisdom, guidance, and support to the scores of design hopefuls on Project Runway. Having begun his fashion career as a teacher at Parsons The New School for Design, Tim knows more than a thing or two about mentorship and how to convey invaluable pearls of wisdom in an approachable, accessible manner. While Gunn's Golden Rules showcased Tim "as life coach," imparting lessons based on his personal experiences, Tim Gunn: The Natty Professor will focus on Tim "as teacher." Divided into sections on common themes--leadership, curiosity, diversity, understanding, empathy--this practical, timely book takes us on a journey through life lessons and uses Tim's own personal experiences, from the classroom to the therapist's office, to illustrate larger concepts. Each chapter will end with a "life assignment," where Tim challenges you to apply the lessons you've learned in practical mentoring or teaching situations. So grab a pencil and start taking notes: class is officially in session!"-- Provided by publisher.

The history of American higher education : learning and culture from the founding to world war ii

March 17, 2015
Geiger, Roger L., 1943-
Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2015]
xviii, 564 pages ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Prologue : universities, culture, careers, and knowledge -- ch. 1. The first century of the American college, 1636-1740 -- Harvard College -- Yale College -- The College of William and Mary -- Conflict and new learning in the early colleges -- The embryonic American college -- ch. 2. Colonial colleges, 1740-1780 -- New colleges for the middle colonies -- Enlightened colleges -- College enthusiasm, 1760-1775 -- Colonial college students -- ch. 3. Republican universities -- Making colleges republican -- Educational aspirations in the early republic -- New colleges in the new republic -- ch. 4. The low state of the colleges, 1800-1820 -- The problem with students -- The Second Great Awakening and the colleges -- The rise of professional schools -- Who owns college? -- ch. 5. Renaissance of the colleges, 1820-1840 -- New models for colleges -- The Yale 'Reports' of 1828 -- Denominational colleges I -- Higher education for women -- ch. 6. Regional divergence and scientific advancement, 1840-1860 -- The early collegiate era in the northeast -- Sectionalism and higher education in the south -- Denominational colleges II : proliferation in the upper midwest -- Science and the Antebellum college -- ch. 7. Land grant colleges and the practical arts -- Premodern institutions -- The colleges and the Civil War -- The Morrill Land Grant Act of 1862 -- Land grant universities -- Agricultural colleges and A&Ms -- Engineering and the land grant colleges -- ch. 8. The creation of American universities -- The first phase -- The academic revolution -- Research, graduate education, and the new universities -- The great American universities -- Columbia College and the University of Pennsylvania -- State universities -- ch. 9. The collegiate revolution -- The high collegiate era -- High schools, colleges, and professional schools -- Higher education for women, 1880-1915 -- Liberal culture -- ch. 10. Mass higher education, 1915-1940 -- Word War I -- Mass higher education -- Shaping elite higher education -- Liberal culture and the curriculum -- Advanced education of African Americans -- ch. 11. The standard American university -- Philanthropic foundations and the standardization of higher education -- Research universities in the Golden Age and beyond -- Students and the Great Depression -- American higher education in 1940 -- The American system of higher education -- ch. 12. Culture, careers and knowledge.

The writing road to reading : the Spalding method for teaching speech, spelling, writing, and reading

March 13, 2015
Spalding, Romalda Bishop.
New York, NY : Collins Reference, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2012]
xx, 450 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
"The Spalding Method helps train the right and left sides of the brain as children see, hear, read, and write. It is cost-effective and efficient; students use pencils, paper, and their minds. The results are stunning: Children learn to connect speech sounds to print and begin to write and read almost magically. Spalding students perform well in the classroom and on tests--and, most important, they love to read and write."--Page 4 of cover.

4 keys to college admissions success : unlocking the gate to the right college for your teen

March 12, 2015
Donnelly, Pamela.
New York : MJ, Morgan James Publishing, [2015].
xxv, 208 pages ; 21 cm.
Key #1. Cognitive independence -- Key #2. Emotional independence -- Key #3. Physical independence -- Key #4. Spiritual independence.

Where you go is not who you'll be : an antidote to the college admissions mania

March 11, 2015
Bruni, Frank. author.
New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2015.
v, 218 pages ; 22 cm
Includes index.
"Americans have turned college admissions into a terrifying and occasionally devastating process, preceded by test prep, tutors, all sorts of stratagems, all kinds of rankings, and a conviction among too many young people that their futures will be determined and their worth established by which schools say yes and which say no. That belief is wrong. It's cruel. Bruni explains why, giving students and their parents a new perspective on this brutal, deeply flawed competition and a path out of the anxiety that it provokes."-- Provided by publisher.

185 days : school stories

March 9, 2015
Ball, Linda (Teacher).
312 pages ; 26 cm
Observe a particular slice of public education from a teacher with thirty years of experience. It's a perspective you won't hear about from most administrators, politicians, or the media, because most teachers (who are closest to the front) are seldom consulted on policy and reform. This insider's report reveals how very far we need to go to reach children, to nudge public education forward, and to even the playing field of public education's money and resources.

The end of college : creating the future of learning and the university of everywhere

March 5, 2015
Carey, Kevin, 1970- author.
New York : Riverhead Hardcover, 2015.
277 pages ; 24 cm
In The End of College, Kevin Carey, an education researcher and writer, draws on years of in-depth reporting and cutting-edge research to paint a vivid and surprising portrait of the future of education. Carey explains how two trends-the skyrocketing cost of college and the revolution in information technology-are converging in ways that will radically alter the college experience, upend the traditional meritocracy, and emancipate hundreds of millions of people around the world.

Equal opportunity in the Fort Wayne community schools : a reassessment : a report

March 2, 2015
United States Commission on Civil Rights. Indiana Advisory Committee.
Washington : The Commission : For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. Govt. Print. Off., 1979.
ix, 17 pages ; 26 cm
Issued July 1979.

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