Fenn College

Author: Cleveland State University Library

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 9780738533773

Category: Education

Page: 128

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"Photographs appear courtesy of the Cleveland State University Archives and the Cleveland State University Library Special Collections Area"--T.p. verso.

Rising Above the Gathering Storm:

Energizing and Employing America for a Brighter Economic Future

Author: Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy,Institute of Medicine,Committee on Prospering in the Global Economy of the 21st Century: An Agenda for American Science and Technology,Policy and Global Affairs,National Academy of Sciences,National Academy of Engineering

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309100399

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 592

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In a world where advanced knowledge is widespread and low-cost labor is readily available, U.S. advantages in the marketplace and in science and technology have begun to erode. A comprehensive and coordinated federal effort is urgently needed to bolster U.S. competitiveness and pre-eminence in these areas. This congressionally requested report by a pre-eminent committee makes four recommendations along with 20 implementation actions that federal policy-makers should take to create high-quality jobs and focus new science and technology efforts on meeting the nation's needs, especially in the area of clean, affordable energy: 1) Increase America's talent pool by vastly improving K-12 mathematics and science education; 2) Sustain and strengthen the nation's commitment to long-term basic research; 3) Develop, recruit, and retain top students, scientists, and engineers from both the U.S. and abroad; and 4) Ensure that the United States is the premier place in the world for innovation. Some actions will involve changing existing laws, while others will require financial support that would come from reallocating existing budgets or increasing them. Rising Above the Gathering Storm will be of great interest to federal and state government agencies, educators and schools, public decision makers, research sponsors, regulatory analysts, and scholars.

The Dynamics of Opportunity in America

Evidence and Perspectives

Author: Irwin Kirsch,Henry Braun

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319259911

Category: Education

Page: 489

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Across the country, our children are beginning life from very different starting points. Some have aspirations and believe they can be achieved. For too many others, aspirations are tempered, if not dashed, by the sobering realities of everyday life. These different starting points place children on distinctly different trajectories of growth and development, ultimately leading to vastly different adult outcomes. How did we get to a place where circumstances of birth have become so determinative? And what must we do, within communities and across our country, to better equalize opportunity for more Americans – both young and old? The editors of this volume contend that if, as a nation, we do nothing, then we will continue to drift apart, placing an unsustainable strain on the nation’s social fabric and the character of its democracy. Consequently, understanding the dynamics governing the distribution and transmission of opportunity – and transforming this understanding into policies and programs – is critical for not only the life outcomes of individual Americans and their children, but also the country as a whole. The goal of Educational Testing Service’s Opportunity in America initiative is to explore these powerful dynamics and to describe and convey them in a way that advances the national conversation about why we must take action – and how best to do so. This volume contains 14 chapters, including an epilogue, written by leaders from a range of fields including education, economics, demography, and political science. Collectively, they not only illuminate key aspects of the problem but also offer suggestions of what policies, programs, and changes in practices could begin to reverse the trends we are seeing. Written in an engaging style, this volume constitutes an essential foundation for informed discussion and strategic analysis.

A History of the Germantown Academy (Classic Reprint)

Author: Germantown Academy

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780332251523

Category: Reference

Page: 360

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Excerpt from A History of the Germantown Academy In science, both pure and applied, especially in medicine, for which our city is so famous, the boys of the school have, many Of them, won renown. In the law, in the ministry, and in the profession of teaching the graduates of the school have had more than their proportion of success. In literature and the arts, too, they have made their mark. In business their names are among those of the men that have largely attained; and in public service, both civil and military, German town Academy boys have done their part. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Foundations of Orientation and Mobility, 3rd Edition

Volume 2, Instructional Strategies and Practical Applications

Author: William R. Wiener,Richard L. Welsh,Bruce B. Blasch

Publisher: American Foundation for the Blind

ISBN: 0891284613

Category: Medical

Page: 854

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Foundations of Orientation and Mobility, the classic professional reference and textbook has been completely revised and expanded to two volumes by the most knowledgeable experts in the field. The new third edition includes both the latest research in O&M and expanded information on practice and teaching strategies. Volume 2, Instructional Strategies and Practical Applications, contains detailed information in such as areas as the use of the senses in O&M; teaching O&M to different age and ability groups; the use of technology-based travel systems; and travel in complex environments. No O&M student or professional can afford to be without this essential resource.

The Inverted Forest

A Novel

Author: John Dalton

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416596038

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Summer camp counselor Wyatt Huddy, a disfigured young man, learns that the camp will be responsible for dozens of severely disabled wards of the state, a situation complicated by the dangerous inclinations of a fellow counselor.

Birdy

Author: William Wharton

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007458096

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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An extraordinary story of war and friendship from one of America’s most revered authors of the 20th Century

For Esmé - with Love and Squalor

Author: J. D. Salinger

Publisher: Penguin Books

ISBN: 9780241950456

Category: Caulfield, Holden (Fictitious character)

Page: 149

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For Esmé With Love and Squalor includes two of Salinger?s most famous and critically acclaimed stories, and helped to establish him as one of the contemporary literary greats. The title story recounts a Sergeant's meeting with a young girl before being sent into combat. When it was first published in The New Yorker in 1950 it was an immediate sensation and prompted a flood of readers? fan-letters. ?A Perfect Day for Bananafish? is the first of the author?s stories to feature the Glass family, the loveable and idiosyncratic family who would appear in much of Salinger's later fiction. A haunting and unforgettable piece of writing, the story follows the eldest sibling, Seymour Glass, and his wife, Muriel, as they embark on an ill-fated honeymoon in Florida . . .

Mankind and medicine

a history of Philadelphia's Albert Einstein Medical Center

Author: Maxwell Whiteman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 269

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Dostoevsky Studies

Journal of the International Dostoevsky Society

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Authors, Russian

Page: N.A

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Centennial History of West Chester State College

Author: Russell L Sturzebecker

Publisher: Andesite Press

ISBN: 9781298821263

Category:

Page: 290

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Triumph of the City

How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier, and Happier

Author: Edward Glaeser

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101475676

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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A pioneering urban economist presents a myth-shattering look at the majesty and greatness of cities America is an urban nation, yet cities get a bad rap: they're dirty, poor, unhealthy, environmentally unfriendly . . . or are they? In this revelatory book, Edward Glaeser, a leading urban economist, declares that cities are actually the healthiest, greenest, and richest (in both cultural and economic terms) places to live. He travels through history and around the globe to reveal the hidden workings of cities and how they bring out the best in humankind. Using intrepid reportage, keen analysis, and cogent argument, Glaeser makes an urgent, eloquent case for the city's importance and splendor, offering inspiring proof that the city is humanity's greatest creation and our best hope for the future. "A masterpiece." -Steven D. Levitt, coauthor of Freakonomics "Bursting with insights." -The New York Times Book Review

In Search of J. D. Salinger

Author: Ian Hamilton

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571269281

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 226

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Ian Hamilton wrote two books on J. D. Salinger. Only one, this one, was published. The first, called J. D. Salinger: A Writing Life, despite undergoing many changes to accommodate Salinger was still victim of a legal ban. Salinger objected to the use of his letters, in the end to any use of them. The first book had to be shelved. With great enterprise and determination however, Ian Hamilton set to and wrote this book which is more, much more, than an emasculated version of the first. For someone whose guarding of his privacy became so fanatical it is perhaps surprising how much Ian Hamilton was able to disinter about his earlier life. Until Salinger retreated completely into his bolt-hole outside Cornish in New Hampshire many aspects of his life, though it required assiduousness on the biographer's part, could be pieced together. A surprising portrait emerges; although there were early signs of renunciation, there were moments when his behaviour could almost be described as gregarious. The trail Hamilton follows is fascinating, and the story almost has the lineaments of a detective mystery with the denouement suitably being played out in Court. 'As highly readable and as literate an account of Salinger's work from a biographical perspective as we are likely to receive' The Listener 'A sophisticated exploration of Salinger's life and writing and a sustained debate about the nature of literary biography, its ethical legitimacy, its aesthetic relevance to a serious reading of a writer's books' Jonathan Raban, Observer 'Hamilton's book is as devious, as compelling, and in a covert way, as violent, as a story by Chandler' Victoria Glendinning, The Times