4Th Street Playground

The Mecca
Author: Ronald Lee Fleming
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1514488248
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 236
View: 4155
Never underestimate the importance of a playground such as 4th Street (Mount Vernon, New York). Or an institution, such as a Boys Club & Girls Club, or a Community Center, in its ability to knit people together. No matter where you go in this life you take a piece of your community with you. One Love.

The Schenley Experiment

A Social History of Pittsburgh’s First Public High School
Author: Jake Oresick
Publisher: Penn State Press
ISBN: 0271079754
Category: Education
Page: 240
View: 7133
The Schenley Experiment is the story of Pittsburgh’s first public high school, a social incubator in a largely segregated city that was highly—even improbably—successful throughout its 156-year existence. Established in 1855 as Central High School and reorganized in 1916, Schenley High School was a model of innovative public education and an ongoing experiment in diversity. Its graduates include Andy Warhol, actor Bill Nunn, and jazz virtuoso Earl Hines, and its prestigious academic program (and pensions) lured such teachers as future Pulitzer Prize winner Willa Cather. The subject of investment as well as destructive neglect, the school reflects the history of the city of Pittsburgh and provides a study in both the best and worst of urban public education practices there and across the Rust Belt. Integrated decades before Brown v. Board of Education, Schenley succumbed to default segregation during the “white flight” of the 1970s; it rose again to prominence in the late 1980s, when parents camped out in six-day-long lines to enroll their children in visionary superintendent Richard C. Wallace’s reinvigorated school. Although the historic triangular building was a cornerstone of its North Oakland neighborhood and a showpiece for the city of Pittsburgh, officials closed the school in 2008, citing over $50 million in necessary renovations—a controversial event that captured national attention. Schenley alumnus Jake Oresick tells this story through interviews, historical documents, and hundreds of first-person accounts drawn from a community indelibly tied to the school. A memorable, important work of local and educational history, his book is a case study of desegregation, magnet education, and the changing nature and legacies of America’s oldest public schools.

Option B

Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy
Author: Sheryl Sandberg,Adam M. Grant
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 1524732680
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 226
View: 8911
"The author's experience with grief after the sudden death of her husband, combined with social science on resilience"--

Behind the Plate

Author: Lawrence “Yogi” Berra,Til Ferdenzi
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
ISBN: 1787206181
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 107
View: 4876
Life had not been kind to young Tommy Riggs—and even though he had all the natural playing ability to become a Major Leaguer, his anger at the world kept him from becoming the great player he could be. How Tommy Riggs learned not only to be a star catcher, but also to live with himself and his teammates, makes a suspenseful story filled with the true-to-life color of baseball from the Minor Leagues through the bitter competition of spring training camp to top flight baseball as it is played in the Major Leagues. It is a story every sports fan will enjoy. LAWRENCE “YOGI” BERRA was probably the one man best able to tell sports fans how to play BEHIND THE PLATE and how it feels to be a catcher. His unequaled career with the New York Yankees won him a place as one of the all-time greats. In the words of Casey Stengel, “Outside of DiMaggio, the man behind the plate, Berra, is the greatest player that I ever had to manage.” TIL FERDENZI had a completely rounded sports background that made him the perfect collaborator for “Yogi” on this book. A six-letter varsity baseball and football athlete at Boston College—a former high school coach of baseball and football—and for sportswriter for the New York Journal-American, he helped bring baseball alive for sports fans in BEHIND THE PLATE.

The Debatable Land Between this World and the Next

With Illustrative Narrations
Author: Robert Dale Owen
Publisher: N.A
Category: Apparitions
Page: 440
View: 7947

Debunking the Middle-class Myth

Why Diverse Schools are Good for All Kids
Author: Eileen Gale Kugler
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810845121
Category: Education
Page: 163
View: 8175
This book offers a unique perspective on what every educator, parent, and community leader should know about reaping the rich harvest of our diverse schools. Included are anecdotes from Kugler's personal experience as well as information from 80 interviews with key educators, parents, and students.

Educational Assessment

Tests and Measurements in the Age of Accountability
Author: Robert J. Wright
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412949173
Category: Education
Page: 563
View: 8353
Educational Tests and Measurements in the Age of Accountability is a core text for use in a first level graduate course in educational measurement and testing. In addition to covering the topics traditionally found in core textbooks for this course, this text also provides coverage of contemporary topics (including national testing programs, international achievement comparisons, the value added assessment of schools and teachers, and the public policy debate on selective admissions vs. affirmative minority enrollment).

Education Empire

The Evolution of an Excellent Suburban School System
Author: Daniel L. Duke
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791482988
Category: Education
Page: 215
View: 9252
Traces the organizational history of Fairfax County public schools in Virginia, from 1954–2004, revealing the system's record of academic success.

Puerto Rican Politics in Urban America

Author: James Jennings,Monte Rivera
Publisher: VNR AG
ISBN: 9780313238017
Category: Political Science
Page: 166
View: 9100

Memory, Community and Activism

Mexican Migration and Labor in the Pacific Northwest
Author: Jerry García,Gilberto García
Publisher: Michigan State University Press
Category: History
Page: 335
View: 9663
Memory, Community, and Activismis the first book-length study to critically examine the Mexican experience in the U.S. Pacific Northwest. Many books deal with Chicano history, but few ever attempt to interpret or analyze it beyond the confines of the American Southwest. Eleven essays by leading scholars on the Mexican experience in the Northwest shed new light on immigration/migration, the Bracero program, the Catholic Church, race and race relations, Mexican culture, unionization, and Chicana feminism. This collection analyzes the Mexican experience from the early twentieth century to the present.

She Does Math!

Real-life Problems from Women on the Job
Author: Marla Parker,Mathematical Association of America
Publisher: MAA
ISBN: 9780883857021
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 253
View: 7040
Presents the career histories of 38 professional women describing how much math each took in high school and college, how she chose her field of study, and how she ended up in her current job. Each woman presents several problems typical of those she had to solve on the job using mathematics.

First Fifty Years of Cazenovia Seminary, 1825-1875

Its History, Proceedings of the Semi-centennial Jubilee, General Catalogue
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Page: 832
View: 6582

The National Union Catalogs, 1963-

A Cumulative Author List Representing Library of Congress Printed Cards and Titles Reported by Other American Libraries
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: American literature
Page: N.A
View: 9181

All the Way Home

A Drama in Three Acts
Author: Tad Mosel
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
ISBN: 9780573605253
Category: Drama
Page: 85
View: 8783
Based on the Pulitzer Prize novel A death in the family by James Agee.

Unity and Struggle

Speeches and Writings of Amilcar Cabral
Author: Amilcar Cabral
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0853456259
Category: History
Page: 336
View: 7129
Cabral is among the great figures of our time — these texts provide the evidence.

Is It Too Windy Back There, Then?

Author: Russell E. Smith,Janet L. Martin
Publisher: Caragana Press
ISBN: 9781886627017
Category: History
Page: 236
View: 2037

International Who's Who of Authors and Writers 2004

Author: Europa Publications
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9781857431797
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 640
View: 2452
The International Who's Who of Authors and Writers provides a practical source of information on the personalities and organizations of the literary world.

Springville Museum of Art

History and Collection
Author: Vern G. Swanson,Jessica R. Weiss,Ashlee Whitaker,Nicole C. Romney
Publisher: Cedar Fort
ISBN: 9781599553818
Category: Architecture
Page: 416
View: 8327
A guidebook and brief history of the Springville Museum of Art.