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The Education of Little Tree
The Education of Little Tree tells of a boy orphaned very young, who is adopted by his Cherokee grandmother and half-Cherokee grandfather in the Appalachian mountains of Tennessee during the Great Depression.“Little Tree” as his grandparents call him is shown how to hunt and survive in the mountains, to respect nature in the Cherokee Way, […]
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The World Is Open: How Web Technology Is Revolutionizing Education (Wiley Desktop Editions)
Discover the dramatic changes that are affecting all learnersWeb-based technology has opened up education around the world to the point where anyone can learn anything from anyone else at any time. To help educators and others understand what's possible, Curt Bonk employs his groundbreaking "WE-ALL-LEARN" model to outline ten key technology and learning trends, demonstrating […]
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So Much Reform, So Little Change: The Persistence of Failure in Urban Schools
This frank and courageous book explores the persistence of failure in today s urban schools. At its heart is the argument that most education policy discussions are disconnected from the daily realities of urban schools, especially those in poor and beleaguered neighborhoods. Charles M. Payne argues that we have failed to account fully for the […]
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The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict (The Mysterious Benedict Society)
Before there was a Mysterious Benedict Society, there was simply a boy named Nicholas Benedict. Meet the boy who started it all....Nine-year-old Nicholas Benedict has more problems than most children his age. Not only is he an orphan with an unfortunate nose, but he also has narcolepsy, a condition that gives him terrible nightmares and […]
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New film offers intimate look at Peggy Guggenheim
A new documentary out this month offers an intimate look at Peggy Guggenheim, known as much for the number of men she slept with as her lasting mark on 20th century art. "Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict" delves into the idiosyncratic collector's life, using previously unheard recorded interviews that were her last before dying in 1979 at age 81. From losing her father who went down on the Titanic to her many lovers -- including Samuel Beckett, Max Ernst and Marcel Duchamp -- the film offers a riveting portrait of Guggenheim, exploring everything from her troubled relationship with her daughter, Pegeen, to her botched nose job.