4th Street Playground

Author: Ronald Lee Fleming
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1514488248
Size: 69.98 MB
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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

Author: Jake Oresick
Publisher: Penn State Press
ISBN: 0271079754
Size: 65.54 MB
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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 Schenley alumnus Jake Oresick tells this story through interviews, historical documents, and hundreds of first-person accounts drawn from a community indelibly tied to the school.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.

She Does Math

Author: Marla Parker
Publisher: MAA
ISBN: 9780883857021
Size: 31.11 MB
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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.

Option B

Author: Sheryl Sandberg
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 1524732680
Size: 43.66 MB
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"The author's experience with grief after the sudden death of her husband, combined with social science on resilience"--

Education Empire

Author: Daniel L. Duke
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791482988
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Traces the organizational history of Fairfax County public schools in Virginia, from 1954–2004, revealing the system's record of academic success.