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Summary: Follows designer-activist Emily Pilloton and Matthew Miller to rural Bertie County, the poorest in North Carolina, where they work with local high school students to help transform both their community and their lives. Living on credit and grant money and fighting a change-resistant school board, Pilloton and Miller lead their students through a year-long, full-scale design and build project...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC IF

Binelli, Mark.

1 hold on 4 copies

Summary: "The fall and maybe rise of Detroit, America's most epic urban failure, from local native and Rolling Stone reporter Mark BinelliOnce America's capitalist dream town, Detroit is our country's greatest urban failure, having fallen the longest and the farthest. But the city's worst crisis yet (and that's saying something) has managed to do the unthinkable: turn the end of days into a laboratory...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Metropolitan Books 2012

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 307.1 BIN

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: 307.1216 BIN

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 307.1216 BIN

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult, Call number: 307.1216 BIN

Sander, Richard Henry

Summary: Argues that affirmative action actually harms minority students and that the movement started in the late 1960s is only a symbolic change that has become mired in posturing, concealment, and pork-barrel earmarks.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult, Call number: 379.26 SAN

Contents: The Art and Science of Architecture (2:47) -- Urban Architecture (1:43) -- Rural Architecture (1:11) -- A Village in New Jersey (2:08) -- Corporate Architecture (1:22) -- Unconventional Projects (1:55) -- Private Home Design (1:18) -- Urban Development (1:30) -- A Career in Architecture (1:50) -- Personalities and Working Styles (2:13) -- Studying Architecture (2:02) -- Professional Licensing...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Goodman, Susan E.

Summary: Shares the story of Sarah Roberts and her 1847 case petitioning that she be allowed to attend a white school, explaining how her heroic efforts established key precedents and paved the way for civil rights advancements.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 ROB

Cashin, Sheryll.

Summary: "Race-based affirmative action had been declining as a factor in university admissions even before the recent spate of related cases arrived at the Supreme Court. Since Ward Connerly kickstarted a state-by-state political mobilization against affirmativeaction in the mid-1990s, the percentage of public four-year colleges that consider racial or ethnic status in admissions has fallen from 60...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Inc 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult, Call number: 370.117 CAS

Delehanty, Randolph.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chronicle Books 1999

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 728.09 DEL

Summary: Using a sensitive, real-world approach, this program assists teachers in understanding the process of counseling in high schools. It begins with a definition of counseling and goes on to explain the counseling process followed by a look at the variety of skills a counselor needs in order to work effectively with a young person. The program is also designed to assist teachers in understanding...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Anthony, David

Summary: The heroes' baseball team, the Traverse City Salmon, are playing the Garden City Sprouts in the little league championship game. The Sprouts throw a curve ball and turn into pinch-hitting plant monsters.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sigil Pub. 2009

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in J Series, Call number: J FIC ANT

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC ANT

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile- Series, Call number: J Fiction Anthony 2009

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Beginning Readers - Independent Reader (Red), Call number: JBR RED ANT

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Beginning Readers - Independent Reader (Red), Call number: JBR RED ANT

Summary: "This complete summer learning program provides daily activities for 12 weeks of brain-building practice. Review kindergarten skills and get a head start on first grade topics. All activities support current state standards."--Back cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Summer BridgeCarson-Dellosa Publishing 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Parent-Teacher Collection, Call number: JPT 372 SUM

Summary: "This complete summer learning program provides daily activities for 12 weeks of brain-building practice. Review third grade and get a head start on fourth grade topics. All activities support current state standards"--Back cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Summer Bridge/ Carson-Dellosa Publishing 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Parent-Teacher Collection, Call number: JPT 372 SUM

Summary: Originally titled The Battle of City Springs, this fascinating case study profiles City Springs Elementary-a Baltimore school nearly closed by the State of Maryland until it implemented a rigorous teaching method known as Direct Instruction. Filmed over an entire year, the film documents the progress made by City Springs students as they struggle to build reading and math skills-and their...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Moss, Roger W.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: American Life Foundation 1981

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult, Call number: 729 MOS

Summary: Origami may seem an unlikely medium for understanding and explaining the world. But around the globe, several fine artists and theoretical scientists are abandoning more conventional career paths to forge lives as modern-day paper folders. Through origami, these offbeat and provocative minds are reshaping ideas of creativity and revealing the relationship between art and science. This film...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Green Fuse Films 2009

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC BET

Summary: This program brings together three psychologists who have transformed thinking about the role of creativity and emotion in maximizing human potential. In a conversation hosted by Yale University's Peter Salovey, Howard Gardner discusses his philosophy of multiple intelligences, Daniel Goleman expounds on emotional intelligence, and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi talks about flow. Interwoven throughout...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2011

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Matthews, Dona J. (Dona Joyce)

Summary: An essential guide for parents and educators, offering practical suggestions and strategies for raising smart, well-balanced, happily productive children.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Anansi 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 649 MAT
1 available in Juvenile Parent-Teacher Collection, Call number: JPT 649 MAT

Coucouvanis, Judith

Summary: This book gives parents the tools they need to develop their child's behavior intervention and skill development plans. A major focus is on helping parents answer the question: What can I do that will help my child be successful? Topics include behavior, communication, reward systems, social skills, and medication support.--Publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: AAPC Publishing 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 616.85882 COU

Summary: A common error made by new teachers is attempting to impose authority on a classroom rather than encouraging students to manage themselves. In this program, acclaimed presenter Dr. Richard Curwin and noted educator and school psychologist Dr. Allen Mendler argue that students can develop internal controls and self-responsibility when teachers alter their traditionally adversarial classroom...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: To have a shot at college, students must first believe they can get into college. This program shows the positive things that can happen when the dream of a college education is nurtured in classrooms and communities where expectations previously had been low. By spotlighting innovative approaches for motivating and teaching children-from the Upward Bound initiative in Cleveland that can only...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2004

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Summary: This program explores the subject of anger from the student point of view while presenting some strategies for managing it. Dramatizations of school-oriented confrontations, candid interviews with children and teenagers, and insightful commentary by psychologists, a youth counselor, and a social worker serve as windows into a disruptive and potentially destructive emotion. Issues such as the...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Abeles, Vicki

Summary: Vicki Abeles taps into the grassroots communities across the nation to find the solutions to our education, which publishes simultaneously with the release of her new documentary. Pulling from powerful anecdotes and convincing new research, Abeles presents inspirational, quantifiable success stories and shows how anyone, students, parents, and educators, can effect change. Teachers who cut...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Audio 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 370 ABE

Thomas, Douglas

Summary: The twenty-first century is a world in constant change. In A New Culture of Learning, the authors pursue an understanding of how the forces of change, and emerging waves of interest associated with these forces, inspire and invite us to imagine a future of learning that is as powerful as it is optimistic. Typically, when we think of culture, we think of an existing, stable entity that changes...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: CreateSpace?] 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult, Call number: 371.33 THO

Summary: KIPP, the Knowledge Is Power Program, is a network of free open-enrollment college-preparatory public schools in under-resourced communities throughout the United States. In this interview, KIPP co-developer Michael Feinberg joins Hedrick Smith to discuss the program-a reform initiative created as a model for middle school reform, starting in fifth grade. The purpose of KIPP? "To provide kids...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Every teacher has been there-staring in the face of a difficult student or group of students threatening to thwart the progress of the day's lesson. But how can the teacher handle the conflict in a way that benefits everyone? Frustrated back-and-forth shouting between teacher and student should not and does not have to take place in the classroom. This program suggests practical classroom...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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