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On the Same Track: How Schools Can Join the Twenty-First-Century Struggle against Resegregation
On the Same Track: How Schools Can Join the Twenty-First-Century Struggle against Resegregation

Carol Corbett Burris · Simmons College/Beacon Press,
Pages: 197
Format: Print book

A public school principal's account of the courageous leaders who have dismantled the tracking systems in their schools in order to desegregate classrooms What would happen if a school eliminated the "tracks" that rank students based on their perceived intellectual abilities?...
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Craft Beer for the Homebrewer: Recipes from America's Top Brewmasters
Craft Beer for the Homebrewer: Recipes from America's Top Brewmasters

Michael Agnew · Motorbooks Intl
Pages: 159
Format: Hardcover

As the craft beer craze continues to sweep the nation, more and more people are deciding to try their hand at creating their own perfect brew. In Craft Beer for the Homebrewer, beer writer and certified cicerone (think sommelier for beer) Michael Agnew merges the passions of consumption...
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Help Your Kids with Study Skills
Help Your Kids with Study Skills

Carol Vorderman · DK Publishing
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

Help Your Kids with Study Skills is a unique step-by-step visual guide with invaluable advice on how to support your child's classwork, homework, and revision, with effective study methods that suit a range of learning styles for the third grade level and beyond.From exploring your child's...
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Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life
Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life

William Deresiewicz · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 245
Format: Hardcover

A groundbreaking manifesto for people searching for the kind of insight on leading, thinking, and living that elite schools should be - but aren't - providing.As a professor at Yale, Bill Deresiewicz saw something that troubled him deeply. His students, some of the nation's brightest...
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The Everything Guide To Homeschooling: All You Need to Create the Best Curriculum and Learning Environment for Your Child
The Everything Guide To Homeschooling: All You Need to Create the Best Curriculum and Learning Environment for Your Child

Sherri Linsenbach · Adams Media Corporation
Pages: 304
Format: Paperback

An accessible guide for fun and stress-free homeschooling!When you homeschool your children, you can shape their education according to your own standards, values, and ideas. In The Everything Guide to Homeschooling, homeschooler Sherri Linsenbach provides you with all the information,...
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Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War
Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War

Mary Roach · W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 285
Format: Print book

A New York Times / National Bestseller "America's funniest science writer" (Washington Post) Mary Roach explores the science of keeping human beings intact, awake, sane, uninfected, and uninfested in the bizarre and extreme circumstances of war.Grunt tackles the science behind...
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The Everything Parent's Guide to Common Core ELA, Grades 6-8: Understand the New English Standards to Help Your Child Learn and Succeed
The Everything Parent's Guide to Common Core ELA, Grades 6-8: Understand the New English Standards to Help Your Child Learn and Succeed

Jill Mountain · Adams Media
Format: Print book

Take the mystery out of Common Core ELA!If you are a parent struggling to understand the new Common Core English Language Arts standards for your child, you're not alone. Even though the Common Core ELA has been adopted by 45 states across the nation, if you're accustomed to traditional...
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The Complete Guide to Making Cheese, Butter, and Yogurt at Home: Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply
The Complete Guide to Making Cheese, Butter, and Yogurt at Home: Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply

Richard Helweg · Atlantic Publishing Group Inc.; 2 Revised edition

Since the earliest human civilizations in the west, milk has been gathered from domesticated animals such as the goat, sheep, and cow to create a wide variety of high protein and tasty foods including cheese, butter, and yogurt. With more than 3,000 kinds of cheese registered to the FDA and dozens...
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Science and the City: The Mechanics Behind the Metropolis
Science and the City: The Mechanics Behind the Metropolis

Laurie Winkless · Bloomsbury SIGMA
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

Science is secretly at work behind the scenes of major cities of the world and will continue to be so. Technological advances in fields as diverse as quantum mechanics, electronics, and nanotechnology are proving increasingly important to city life, and the urban world will turn to science...
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Idiot's Guides: the Common Core Standards
Idiot's Guides: the Common Core Standards

DK · Alpha
Format: Print book

In an effort to ensure that all U.S. students are equally prepared for college and careers, new academic standards for Kindergarten through 12th grade have been established and adopted by nearly every state. Idiot's Guides: The Common Core Standards helps parents, students, teachers,...
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Complete guide to making your own wine at home : everything you need to know explained simply.
Complete guide to making your own wine at home : everything you need to know explained simply.

John N Peragine · Atlantic Publishing
Format: Paperback

Newly updated in 2015 and packed with pertinent information, this book walks every potential winemaker through every process necessary in creating and enjoying wine from the comfort of your own home. From the basics of distillation to the ingredients used, homemade wine can be on your table...
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A Space Traveler's Guide to the Solar System
A Space Traveler's Guide to the Solar System

Mark Thompson · Pegasus Books
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

An eye-opening and provocative tour of our solar system, from one of Britain's celebrated astronomists. Have you ever dreamed of being an astronaut, traveling through the universe on your very own space mission? What would it be like to tour the solar system, visiting the sun and the planets,...
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Information Doesn't Want to Be Free: Laws for the Internet Age
Information Doesn't Want to Be Free: Laws for the Internet Age

Cory Doctorow · McSweeney's
Format: Hardcover

In sharply argued, fast-moving chapters, Cory Doctorow's Information Doesn't Want to Be Free takes on the state of copyright and creative success in the digital age. Can small artists still thrive in the Internet era? Can giant record labels avoid alienating their audiences? This...
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Parents Matter: Supporting Your Child with Math in Grades K-8
Parents Matter: Supporting Your Child with Math in Grades K-8

Regina M Mistretta · Rowman & Littlefield
Pages: 128
Format: Print book

Parents are social factors in children's lives that can positively influence math achievement; and one does not need a degree in math to provide support! What one needs is a guidebook filled with good questions to pose, tips for supporting math thinking and general attitudes about math,...
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A Beginner's Guide to 3D Printing: 14 Simple Toy Designs to Get You Started
A Beginner's Guide to 3D Printing: 14 Simple Toy Designs to Get You Started

Mike Rigsby · Chicago Review Press
Format: Book

3D printers have revolutionized the worlds of manufacturing, design, and art. But how does a person with little or no computer design experience create an object to print? The best way to learn is through hands-on experience. Professional engineer Mike Rigsby leads readers step-by-step...
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