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Achieving College Dreams

By Rhona S. Weinstein,Frank C. Worrell
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn : 9780190260927
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Psychology
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Achieving College Dreams: How a University-Charter District Partnership Created an Early College High School tells the story of a remarkable 10-year collaboration between the University of California, Berkeley and Aspire Public Schools to develop and nurture the California College Preparatory Academy. Bridging the two cultures--artfully described as "Pac-Man (the charter district) meets chess (the university)"--the school serves as an exemplar in providing low-income and first-generation college youth with an excellent and equitable education. Framed by a longitudinal lens, findings from community-engaged scholarship, and a diversity of voices from students to superintendents, this book charts the journey from the initial decision to open a school to the high school graduation of its first two classes. The book captures struggle, improvement, and success as it takes readers inside the workings of the partnership, the development of the school, and the spillover of effects across district and university. Confronting the challenge of interweaving rigor and support, its authors explore such critical ingredients as teacher-student advisories; school transition; the home-school divide; building a supportive college-preparatory culture; teaching with depth, relational power, and equity; the forging of an academic identity; and scaling up. At a time of sharply unequal schools, glaring disparities in college readiness, and heightened expectations, Achieving College Dreams uniquely extends the knowledge base about how to better prepare underserved students for college eligibility and success. The book also calls for universities to step up to the plate as partners with districts to ensure both excellence and equity in secondary education for all children.

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“Deeply drawn characters and masterful storytelling come together to create an addictive and riveting psychological thriller. Put this one at the very top of your 2021 reading list.” —Liv Constantine, internationally bestselling author of The Last Mrs. Parrish Six friends. One college reunion. One unsolved murder. Ten years after graduation, Jessica Miller has been invited back to her university for a reunion and she is obsessed with dazzling everyone with her beauty and success. This time when they see her, it has to be perfect because she is perfect. Not the girl she was when she left campus, back when Heather Shelby’s murder fractured everything, including the tight bond linking the six friends she’d been closest to since freshman year. But there’s more at stake than the delicious envy of her peers—not everyone is ready to move on. Not everyone can let Heather’s murder go unsolved. In fact, someone has orchestrated the whole weekend to trap the real killer. As the weekend unfolds and they get closer to the truth, the group finds there was more than murder hidden amongst them on campus. Told in racing dual timelines, with a dark campus setting and a darker look at friendship, love, obsession and ambition, In My Dreams I Hold a Knife is an addictive, propulsive thriller you won’t be able to put down.

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  • File Pdf: profile-in-silence.pdf

Book Summary:

A Profile in Silence is a remarkable story of one woman's battle to overcome poverty and establish her identity in a patriarchal society by becoming a doctor. After achieving her dreams, she valiantly lived with pancreatic cancer, faced death with courage, and devised a method to die in peace.

Getting Beyond Bullying and Exclusion, PreK-5

By Ronald Mah
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 9781626362024
  • Pages : 152
  • Category : Education
  • Reads : 936
  • File Pdf: getting-beyond-bullying-and-exclusion-prek-5.pdf

Book Summary:

Children with challenges can encounter difficulties in navigating their journeys within inclusive classrooms. This book focuses on the vulnerabilities of youngsters to be bullied, especially those with learning disabilities, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Asperger syndrome, and gifted abilities, and also discusses why these children sometimes become bullies themselves. Getting Beyond Bullying and Exclusion, PreK–5 deepens teachers’ understanding of common challenges and provides an intimate and realistic view of how children with special needs can become easy targets for bullies. The book also shows how adults can inadvertently facilitate the development of victim behavior in children or contribute to the development of bully personalities. With an abundance of tried-and-true techniques for helping children manage emotions and build on their strengths, this book examines: · Bullying styles, including classic male and female models · How teachers can prevent and stop bullying · Methods for intervening early before a negative dynamic progresses into middle or high school · Strategies for working with overprotective parents · A “Ninety-Second-a-Day Self-Esteem Prescription Plan” to improve children’s self-image Ideal for both teachers and counselors, this book increases the sensitivity and expertise that educators need to help children with special needs become more resilient and experience success at school.

The Vault of Dreamers

By Caragh M. O'Brien
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Roaring Brook Press
  • Isbn : 9781596439399
  • Pages : 432
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 258
  • File Pdf: the-vault-of-dreamers.pdf

Book Summary:

The Forge School is the most prestigious arts school in the country. The secret to its success: every moment of the students' lives is televised as part of the insanely popular Forge Show, and the students' schedule includes twelve hours of induced sleep meant to enhance creativity. But when first year student Rosie Sinclair skips her sleeping pill, she discovers there is something off about Forge. In fact, she suspects that there are sinister things going on deep below the reaches of the cameras in the school. What's worse is, she starts to notice that the ridges of her consciousness do not feel quite right. And soon, she unearths the ghastly secret that the Forge School is hiding—and what it truly means to dream there. From Caragh M. O'Brien, author of the Birthmarked trilogy comes the first book in a new series, The Vault of Dreamers, a fast-paced, psychologically thrilling novel about what happens when your dreams are not your own.

The Blue Horse Who Wanted to Go to College

By Dr. Jose Arturo Puga
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Isbn : 9781546227816
  • Pages : 46
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 918
  • File Pdf: the-blue-horse-who-wanted-to-go-to-college.pdf

Book Summary:

Ruben is a blue horse who dreams of going to college at a well-known university. He is determined to achieve his personal and academic goals, even though he faces obstacles. Although his schoolwork has suffered because he is a second-language learner, he is not ready to give up. Rubens high school counselor is not very encouraging, but with the help of a professor from a local community college, he soon learns that there may be another way for him to reach his dreams. The Blue Horse Who Wanted to Go to College seeks to encourage structured classroom conversations to allow students to reach high levels of academic language and to develop crucial skills related to second-language acquisition. It nurtures literacy skills by allowing students to read with a purpose, to integrate new information, and to identify the writers point of view. This bilingual tale of a blue horse hoping to go to college promotes active reading through relatable experiences among students working on second-language acquisition.

The Official Guidebook to a College Football Scholarship

By Clarence K. Moniba
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Isbn : 9781456898144
  • Pages : 175
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Reads : 974
  • File Pdf: the-official-guidebook-to-a-college-football-scholarship.pdf

Book Summary:

Are you a high school athlete who dreams about playing in the Rose Bowl? Maybe you see yourself playing for the Texas Longhorns or the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame. For every high school senior who wants to play football for a school like the Florida Gators, there are thousands of other athletes who will be competing to achieve the same dream. There are more than 1.2 million kids playing football on the high school level. However, only about 3,000 high school football players each year get to sign a national letter of intent to play for a Division I (FBS) University and another 2,300 at the Division I-AA (FCS) level. This constitutes less than 1% of high school students who are offered that elusive football scholarship. Because of these odds, even talented players like you need an advantage. To make yourself standout from the rest of the field, you need to know how to market yourself to a university, interact with their coaching staff and ensure that you are doing the right things off the field to get the best scholarship opportunities available. By compiling advice from college coaches, communication experts, as well as scholarship athletes, this in-depth book is a “how to” manual that puts you in the best position to earn a college football scholarship. Talent is a necessity, but it takes the right strategy to propel an athlete to the next level. By following this easy step-by-step guide, you will be well on your way to earning that coveted football scholarship.

Do You Want to Go to College Now?

By Huldah Ohene Kena
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Isbn : 9781665517683
  • Pages : 82
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Reads : 804
  • File Pdf: do-you-want-to-go-to-college-now.pdf

Book Summary:

If going to college in the US is nothing but a MUST as it was for me this book is for you. Just like many of you I came from a background that did not necessarily prepare me for college. I have only been successful by asking questions from my teachers and professors and never losing my dream or determination to attend college. This book is filled with information to motivate, encourage and give students tips on how to prepare to attend a university or college in the United States. Most importantly I want students to know that you are not alone in your journey to higher education. I also go into details about specific steps I took that made me a good candidate for universities I applied for and got accepted into. I even share my experience going back to middle school on how I was able to achieve my degree in science as a young, uniformed, minority in a world somewhat created to be against my dreams and aspirations.

Age Is Just a Number

By Dara Torres,Elizabeth Weil
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Isbn : 9780767931922
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 405
  • File Pdf: age-is-just-a-number.pdf

Book Summary:

From legendary Olympic gold medalist Dara Torres comes a motivational, inspirational memoir about staying fit, aging gracefully, and pursuing your dreams. Dara Torres captured the hearts and minds of Americans of all ages when she launched her Olympic comeback as a new mother at the age of forty-one—years after she had retired from competitive swimming and eight years since her last Olympics. When she took three silver medals in Beijing—including a heartbreaking .01-second finish behind the gold medalist in the women’s 50-meter freestyle—America loved her all the more for her astonishing achievement and her good-natured acceptance of the results. Now, in Age Is Just a Number, Dara reveals how the dream of an Olympic comeback first came to her—when she was months into her first, hard-won pregnancy. With humor and candor, Dara recounts how she returned to serious training—while nursing her infant daughter and contending with her beloved father’s long battle with cancer. Dara talks frankly about diving back in for this comeback; about being an older athlete in a younger athletes’ game; about competition, doubt, and belief; about working through pain and uncertainty; and finally—about seizing the moment and, most important, never giving up. A truly self-made legend, her story will resonate with women of all ages—and with anyone daring to entertain a seemingly impossible dream.

School, Family, and Community Partnerships

By Joyce L. Epstein,Mavis G. Sanders,Steven B. Sheldon,Beth S. Simon,Karen Clark Salinas,Natalie Rodriguez Jansorn,Frances L. Van Voorhis,Cecelia S. Martin,Brenda G. Thomas,Marsha D. Greenfeld,Darcy J. Hutchins,Kenyatta J. Williams
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Corwin Press
  • Isbn : 9781483320014
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Education
  • Reads : 804
  • File Pdf: school-family-and-community-partnerships.pdf

Book Summary:

Strengthen family and community engagement to promote equity and increase student success! When schools, families, and communities collaborate and share responsibility for students' education, more students succeed in school. Based on 30 years of research and fieldwork, this fourth edition of a bestseller provides tools and guidelines to use to develop more effective and equitable programs of family and community engagement. Written by a team of well-known experts, this foundational text demonstrates a proven approach to implement and sustain inclusive, goal-oriented programs. Readers will find: Many examples and vignettes Rubrics and checklists for implementation of plans CD-ROM complete with slides and notes for workshop presentations

Smart Women Finish Rich, Expanded and Updated

By David Bach
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Currency
  • Isbn : 9780525573050
  • Pages : 432
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 946
  • File Pdf: smart-women-finish-rich-expanded-and-updated.pdf

Book Summary:

THE MILLION-COPY NEW YORK TIMES, BUSINESS WEEK, WALL STREET JOURNAL AND USA TODAY BESTSELLER IS BACK - COMPLETELY UPDATED! With over ONE MILLION copies sold - Smart Women Finish Rich is one of the most popular financial books for women ever written. A perennial bestseller for over two decades, now Bach returns with a completely updated, expanded and revised edition, Smart Women Finish Rich, to address the new financial concerns and opportunities for today's women. Whether you are just getting started in your investment life, looking to manage your money yourself, or work closely with a financial advisor, this book is your proven roadmap to the life you want and deserve. With Smart Women Finish Rich, you will feel like you are being coached personally by one of America's favorite and most trusted financial experts. The Smart Women Finish Rich program has helped millions of women for over twenty years gain confidence, clarity and control over their financial well-being--it has been passed from generations to generation -- and it now can help you.

Our Kids

By Robert D. Putnam
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 9781476769912
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 855
  • File Pdf: our-kids.pdf

Book Summary:

A New York Times bestseller and “a passionate, urgent” (The New Yorker) examination of the growing inequality gap from the bestselling author of Bowling Alone: why fewer Americans today have the opportunity for upward mobility. Central to the very idea of America is the principle that we are a nation of opportunity. But over the last quarter century we have seen a disturbing “opportunity gap” emerge. We Americans have always believed that those who have talent and try hard will succeed, but this central tenet of the American Dream seems no longer true or at the least, much less true than it was. In Our Kids, Robert Putnam offers a personal and authoritative look at this new American crisis, beginning with the example of his high school class of 1959 in Port Clinton, Ohio. The vast majority of those students went on to lives better than those of their parents. But their children and grandchildren have faced diminishing prospects. Putnam tells the tale of lessening opportunity through poignant life stories of rich, middle class, and poor kids from cities and suburbs across the country, brilliantly blended with the latest social-science research. “A truly masterful volume” (Financial Times), Our Kids provides a disturbing account of the American dream that is “thoughtful and persuasive” (The Economist). Our Kids offers a rare combination of individual testimony and rigorous evidence: “No one can finish this book and feel complacent about equal opportunity” (The New York Times Book Review).

Pour Your Heart Into It

By Howard Schultz
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Hachette Books
  • Isbn : 9781401304928
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 158
  • File Pdf: pour-your-heart-into-it.pdf

Book Summary:

In Pour Your Heart Into It, former CEO and now chairman emeritus Howard Schultz illustrates the principles that have shaped the Starbucks phenomenon, sharing the wisdom he has gained from his quest to make great coffee part of the American experience. The success of Starbucks Coffee Company is one of the most amazing business stories in decades. What started as a single store on Seattle's waterfront has grown into the largest coffee chain on the planet. Just as remarkable as this incredible growth is the fact that Starbucks has managed to maintain its renowned commitment to product excellence and employee satisfaction. Marketers, managers, and aspiring entrepreneurs will discover how to turn passion into profit in this definitive chronicle of the company that "has changed everything... from our tastes to our language to the face of Main Street" (Fortune).

Free to Learn

By Peter Gray
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Isbn : 9780465037919
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Education
  • Reads : 904
  • File Pdf: free-to-learn.pdf

Book Summary:

A leading expert in childhood development makes the case for why self-directed learning -- "unschooling" -- is the best way to get kids to learn. In Free to Learn, developmental psychologist Peter Gray argues that in order to foster children who will thrive in today's constantly changing world, we must entrust them to steer their own learning and development. Drawing on evidence from anthropology, psychology, and history, he demonstrates that free play is the primary means by which children learn to control their lives, solve problems, get along with peers, and become emotionally resilient. A brave, counterintuitive proposal for freeing our children from the shackles of the curiosity-killing institution we call school, Free to Learn suggests that it's time to stop asking what's wrong with our children, and start asking what's wrong with the system. It shows how we can act -- both as parents and as members of society -- to improve children's lives and to promote their happiness and learning.

Make No Small Plans

By Elliott Bisnow,Brett Leve,Jeff Rosenthal,Jeremy Schwartz
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Currency
  • Isbn : 9781984822659
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 983
  • File Pdf: make-no-small-plans.pdf

Book Summary:

From the founders of the acclaimed Summit event series and community comes the story of their unconventional journey to business success and the hard lessons they learned along the way. “If you want to succeed as an entrepreneur, Make No Small Plans shows how the Summit team did it.”—Ray Dalio, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Principles for Dealing with the Changing World Order In 2008, with no event production experience and two college degrees between the four of them, Elliott Bisnow, Brett Leve, Jeff Rosenthal, and Jeremy Schwartz became business partners and set out to build a global events company. With passion and tenacity, they began cold calling as many inspiring company founders as they could and tried to convince them to attend their first event. In the beginning, only nineteen people said yes. Since then, they have grown Summit into a global community with events all over the world, hosting luminaries including Jeff Bezos, Richard Branson, Shonda Rhimes, Brené Brown, Kendrick Lamar, and Al Gore. In 2013, the Summit founders acquired Powder Mountain, the largest ski resort in the United States, with a dream of building a mountaintop town of the future. In Make No Small Plans, they reveal the triumphs, mistakes, and cornerstone lessons from their journey, which began during the Great Recession and continues today. Alongside teachings from some of the most inspiring entrepreneurs of our time, the authors offer takeaways such as: • No idea should go unspoken. • Reputations are earned by the drop and lost by the bucket. • The road to success is always under construction. • Become a favor economy millionaire. Entertaining and empowering, Make No Small Plans shows that anyone can think big and—with a thirst for knowledge, a talented team, and a little humility—accomplish the impossible.

Dreams of a Beijing Girl

By June Findlay
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Isbn : 9781491721803
  • Pages : 332
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 660
  • File Pdf: dreams-of-a-beijing-girl.pdf

Book Summary:

An enthralling story of a Beijing girl growing up during China’s Cultural Revolution that affected her career, her education and her life forever. She faced hardship and unbelievable challenges. Tears, fears, combined with happiness, carried her through life. June Tang Findlay’s dreams of attending the best college in China were dismantled by Chairman Mao’s sweeping reforms. The Revolution affected her family life, schooling and social life in unimaginable ways. With the collapse of the university system, she enrolled in the Chinese Army at age 16 and led a small administrative team. Her ambition to succeed and passion for new experiences led her from the Army to undergraduate university in Beijing and ultimately to the United States. In an amazing story of sacrifice and determination, June obtained a Master’s Degree in Computer Science and eventually enjoyed a 13 year career with Microsoft Corporation as a senior woman manager. Her story includes many personal challenges, but also the joys of raising her two children in the U.S. and achieving the best of her childhood dreams.

How to Become a Straight-A Student

By Cal Newport
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Isbn : 9780767927192
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Study Aids
  • Reads : 805
  • File Pdf: how-to-become-a-straight-a-student.pdf

Book Summary:

Looking to jumpstart your GPA? Most college students believe that straight A’s can be achieved only through cramming and painful all-nighters at the library. But Cal Newport knows that real straight-A students don’t study harder—they study smarter. A breakthrough approach to acing academic assignments, from quizzes and exams to essays and papers, How to Become a Straight-A Student reveals for the first time the proven study secrets of real straight-A students across the country and weaves them into a simple, practical system that anyone can master. You will learn how to: • Streamline and maximize your study time • Conquer procrastination • Absorb the material quickly and effectively • Know which reading assignments are critical—and which are not • Target the paper topics that wow professors • Provide A+ answers on exams • Write stellar prose without the agony A strategic blueprint for success that promises more free time, more fun, and top-tier results, How to Become a Straight-A Student is the only study guide written by students for students—with the insider knowledge and real-world methods to help you master the college system and rise to the top of the class.