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Fiske Guide to Colleges 2022 by
"The best college guide you can buy."--USA Today Every college and university has a story, and no one tells those stories like former New York Timeseducation editor Edward B. Fiske. That's why, for nearly 40 years, the Fiske Guide to Collegeshas been the leading guide to 320+ four-year schools, including quotes from real students and information you won't find on college websites. Fully updated and expanded every year, Fiske is the most authoritative source of information for college-bound students and their parents. Helpful, honest, and straightforward, the Fiske Guide to Collegesdelivers an insider's look at what it's really like to be a student at the "best and most interesting" schools in the United States, plus Canada, Great Britain, and Ireland--so you can find the bestfits for you. In addition to detailed and candid stories on each school, you will find: A self-quiz to help you understand what you are really looking for in a college Lists of strong programs and popular majors at each college "Overlap" listings to help you expand your options Indexes that break down schools by state, price, and average debt Exclusive academic, social,and quality-of-life ratings All the basics, including financial aid stats, and acceptance rates Plus a special section highlighting the 20 public and private Best Buy schools--colleges that provide the best educational value
Call Number: L 901 .N48 2021 - Auburn Hills REFERENCE & Orchard Ridge REFERENCE DESK
Publication Date: 2021-07-06
Princeton Review SAT Premium Prep 2023 by
THE ALL-IN-ONE SOLUTION FOR YOUR HIGHEST POSSIBLE SCORE--including 9 full-length practice tests (4 in the book and 5 online; the MOST in an all-inclusive guidebook on the market!) for realistic prep, content reviews for all test sections, techniques for scoring success, and access to premium online extras. Everything You Need to Know to Help Achieve a High Score · Comprehensive subject review for every section of the exam · Valuable practice with complex reading comprehension passages and higher-level math problems · Hands-on experience with all question types (multi-step problems, passage-based grammar questions, and more) Practice Your Way to Excellence · 9 full-length practice tests (4 in the book, 5 online) with detailed answer explanations · Drills for each test section (Reading, Writing and Language, and Math) · In-depth online score reports for all practice tests Techniques That Actually Work · Powerful tactics to help you avoid traps and beat the SAT · Pacing tips to help you maximize your time Includes Access to Premium Online Exclusives: · Videos to teach you SAT test-taking strategies and commonly tested topics · Access to college and university rankings, college admissions advice, and financial aid tips · Multi-week study guides · Special "SAT Insider" section packed with helpful info on picking your perfect school and writing application essays that stand out
Call Number: LB 2353.57 .C728 2022 - Auburn Hills
Publication Date: 2022-06-07
Beyond Free College by
Beyond Free College outlines an audacious national agenda--consistent with, but far more comprehensive than, the current "free college" movement--that builds on the best of US higher education's populist history such as the G.I. Bill and the community college transfer function. The authors align a wide constellation of higher education trends--online learning, prior learning assessment, competency-based learning, high school college-credit-- with a rapidly shifting student transfer environment that privileges college credit as the pivotal educational catalyst to boost access and completion. The book's agenda seeks greater productive investment in postsecondary education by privileging a single metric--lower-cost-per-degree-granted--as the animating driver of a transfer pathway that will fulfill the potential of its historical, progressive innovators. Beyond Free College's goal is as simple as it is urgent: To galvanize higher education advocates in an effort to reorganize, reorient, and reignite the transfer function to serve the needs of a neotraditional student population that now constitutes the majority of college-goers in America; and in ways that advance completion, not just access to higher education.
Call Number: LB 2360 .S86 2021 - Highland Lakes
Publication Date: 2021-02-05
Critical Writing by
The main goal of Critical Writing is to provide students with a set of robust, integrated critical concepts and processes that will allow to them think through and write about a topic in a way that is built on-and permeated by-substantive critical thinking. This step-by-step guide shows: -how to construct a thesis statement and the other main points that constitute the structure of the paper; -how to write the paragraphs that make up the body of the paper; -how to engage in productive research in a planned, self-directed way; -how to make a point clear-not just grammatically or stylistically but also how to clearly convey ideas to an audience; -how to think your way through the numerous unanticipated issues (including aspects of grammatical correctness, transitions, and many others) that arise while writing papers. Each step provides close and careful processes for carrying out each of these tasks, through the use of critical thinking.
Call Number: LB 2369 .N68 2022 - Orchard Ridge
Publication Date: 2021-03-17
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Spare the Rod by
Spare the Rodtraces the history of discipline in schools and its ever increasing integration with prison and policing, ultimately arguing for an approach to discipline that aligns with the moral community that schools could and should be. In Spare the Rod, historian Campbell F. Scribner and philosopher Bryan R. Warnick investigate the history and philosophy of America's punishment and discipline practices in schools. To delve into this controversial subject, they first ask questions of meaning. How have concepts of discipline and punishment in schools changed over time? What purposes are they supposed to serve? And what can they tell us about our assumptions about education? They then explore the justifications. Are public school educators ever justified in punishing or disciplining students? Are discipline and punishment necessary for students' moral education, or do they fundamentally have no place in education at all? If some form of punishment is justified in schools, what ethical guidelines should be followed? The authors argue that as schools have grown increasingly bureaucratic over the last century, formalizing disciplinary systems and shifting from physical punishments to forms of spatial or structural punishment such as in-school suspension, school discipline has not only come to resemble the operation of prisons or policing, but has grown increasingly integrated with those institutions. These changes and structures are responsible for the school-to-prison pipeline. They show that these shifts disregard the unique status of schools as spaces of moral growth and community oversight, and are incompatible with the developmental environment of education. What we need, they argue, is an approach to discipline and punishment that fits with the sort of moral community that schools could and should be.
Call Number: LB 3025 .S37 2021 - Auburn Hills
Publication Date: 2021-05-17
We the Gamers by
Distrust. Division. Disparity. Is our world in disrepair? Ethics and civics have always mattered, but perhaps they matter now more than ever before. Recently, with the rise of online teaching and movements like #PlayApartTogether, games have become increasingly acknowledged as platforms for civic deliberation and value sharing. We the Gamers explores these possibilities by examining how we connect, communicate, analyze, and discover when we play games. Combining research-based perspectives and current examples, this volume shows how games can be used in ethics, civics, and social studies education to inspire learning, critical thinking, and civic change. We the Gamers introduces and explores various educational frameworks through a range of games and interactive experiences including board and card games, online games, virtual reality and augmented reality games, and digital games like Minecraft, Executive Command, Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes, Fortnite, When Rivers Were Trails, Politicraft, Quandary, and Animal Crossing: New Horizons. The book systematically evaluates the types of skills, concepts, and knowledge needed for civic and ethical engagement, and details how games can foster these skills in classrooms, remote learning environments, and other educational settings. We the Gamers also explores the obstacles to learning with games and how to overcome those obstacles by encouraging equity and inclusion, care and compassion, and fairness and justice. Featuring helpful tips and case studies, We the Gamers shows teachers the strengths and limitations of games in helping students connect with civics and ethics, and imagines how we might repair and remake our world through gaming, together.
Call Number: LC 268 .S397 2021 - Auburn Hills
Publication Date: 2021-05-31
More Than an Ally by
The Caring Solidarity framework is both descriptive and aspirational. It is an attempt to empower White teachers to do the work of interrogating their racial privilege and join in Caring Solidarity with their African American students. The framework can be used to describe teachers who are working in Caring Solidarity with their students and to develop teachers with intention toward Caring Solidarity. We are in a unique historical moment that demands White teachers become more effective in their schools, classrooms, and communities and for researchers to find ways to describe those teachers who build relationships of solidarity with students. Considering today's tenor of the conversation around race, picking up this book and considering its contents is an act of defiance of the current climate, and/or one of devotion to the art and craft of teaching children. Caring Solidarity is not a replacement for current frameworks such as Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy or Abolitionist Pedagogy but is a map for White teachers to journey toward those pedagogies. Everyone starts from somewhere. The path is winding and long but the goal, to create an equitable and humane classroom, is worth the trip. The purpose of this theory is to point the way.
Call Number: LC 2717 .B584 2020 - Highland Lakes
Publication Date: 2020-09-15
The Homeschool Choice by
Honorable Mention, Sex & Gender Section Distinguished Book Award, given by the American Sociological Association The surprising reasons parents are opting out of the public school system and homeschooling their kids Homeschooling has skyrocketed in popularity in the United States: in 2019, a record-breaking 2.5 million children were being homeschooled. In The Homeschool Choice, Kate Henley Averett provides insight into this fascinating phenomenon, exploring the perspectives of parents who have chosen to homeschool their children. Drawing on in-depth interviews, Averett examines the reasons why these parents choose to homeschool, from those who disagree with sex education and LGBT content in schools, to others who want to protect their children's sexual and gender identities. With eye-opening detail, she shows us how homeschooling is a trend being chosen by an increasingly diverse subset of American families, at times in order to empower--or constrain--children's gender and sexuality. Ultimately, Averett explores how homeschooling, as a growing practice, has changed the roles that families, schools, and the state play in children's lives. As teachers, parents, and policymakers debate the future of public education, The Homeschool Choice sheds light on the ongoing struggle over school choice.
Call Number: LC 40 .A94 2021 - Auburn Hills
Publication Date: 2021-05-04