The inside story of a maverick reformer with a take-no-prisoners management style Hailed by Oprah as a «warrior woman for our times,» reviled by teachers unions as the enemy, Michelle Rhee, outgoing chancellor of Washington DC public schools, has become the controversial face of school reform. She has appeared on the cover of Time Magazine, and is currently featured as a hero in the documentary «Waiting for Superman.» This is the story of her journey from good-girl daughter of Korean immigrants to tough-minded political game-changer. When Rhee first arrived in Washington, she found a school district that had been so broken for so long, that everyone had long since given up. The book provides an inside view of the union battles, the school closings, and contentious community politics that have been the subject of intense public interest and debate ? along with a rare look at Rhee's upbringing and life before DC. Rhee has been featured in the documentary «Waiting for Superman» Rhee's story points to a fresh way of addressing school improvement Addresses fundamental problems in our current education system, and the politics of leadership The book includes an insert with photos from Rhee's personal and professional life, and an «exit» interview that sheds light on what she's learned and where the future might take her.
Daniel Defoe was an English trader, writer, pamphleteer and journalist. He is most famous for his novel "Robinson Crusoe", which is second only to the Bible in its number of translations. In A Journal of the Plague Year Defoe vividly chronicles the progress of the epidemic during The Great Plague in London, in 1665. The author follows his fictional narrator through a city transformed - the streets and alleyways deserted, the houses of death with crosses daubed on their doors, the dead-carts on their way to the pits - and encounter the horrified citizens of the city. The Storm is an account of the great storm in 1703, when a hurricane from the north Atlantic hammered into Britain: it remains the worst storm the nation has ever experienced.
Полный вариант заголовка: «An answer to the inquiry into the State of the Nation : With strictures on the conduct of the present ministry / [ By J. Lane]». Перевод: Исследование на предмет внешнеполитического положения страны, с критическим рассмотрением политики нынешнего кабинета министров.
Offers best practices for implementing RTI at the school-wide level-to ensure success for all learners Response-to-Intervention is now mandated at schools across the country. While there are a handful of books offering tips on implementation, schools are still struggling to find the best approaches. This book, from a prominent RTI researcher, explains how the most successful schools using RTI manage the process. Sailor offers best practices for implementing RTI not only at the classroom level, but also at the school-wide and district-wide levels, to ensure no student falls through the cracks and schools fulfill the promise of RTI. Offers clear guidance on implementing Response-to-Intervention effectively Reveals the framework used by the most successful schools using RTI Includes information on applying RTI for behavioral problems as well as academic challenges Contains illustrative examples of how the approach is applied at all levels, from individual student to school-wide and district-wide Written by a top researcher in the field of Response-to Intervention
Is it is justifiable to make any basic moral distinction between 'insiders and outsiders'? Do we have substantive duties of 'justice' to all human beings or merely Humanitarian duties of aid and assistance? These are two of the most crucial questions confronting world politics and the field of international ethics today. International Ethics: A Critical Introduction provides an engaging and accessible introduction to these foundational questions. In a cogent and carefully argued analysis, Richard Shapcott critically examines the theories of cosmopolitanism, communitarianism, realism and pluralism and scrutinises their approaches to the various obligations which members of 'bounded' communities, primarily nation-states, have to 'outsiders' and 'foreigners'. He then takes the theoretical approaches in context by discussing the ethics of hospitality and membership of political communities, issues of mutual aid and humanitarianism abroad, the ethics of harm related to interstate international violence, and the challenge of severe global poverty. The book concludes by suggesting that the terms of international ethical life in the 21st century require reframing in a way that focuses more intently on the nature of harm between communities and individuals. This book provides students and scholars with a conceptual framework with which to analyse the policies, actions and philosophy of governments, NGOs and international corporations. Above all, it offers the means whereby individuals can assess their own positions on contemporary ethical issues such as global poverty, humanitarian intervention, migration and refugees and global warming.
Fundraising may not seem like an obvious lens through which to examine the process of nation-building, but in this highly original book Lainer-Vos shows that fundraising mechanisms – ranging from complex transnational gift-giving systems to sophisticated national bonds – are organizational tools that can be used to bind dispersed groups to the nation. Sinews of the Nation treats nation-building as a practical organizational accomplishment and examines how the Irish republicans and the Zionist movement secured financial support in the United States during the first half of the twentieth century. Comparing the Irish and Jewish experiences, whose trajectories of homeland-diaspora relations were very different, provides a unique perspective for examining how national movements use economic transactions to attach disparate groups to the national project. By focusing on fundraising, Lainer-Vos challenges the common view of nation-building as only a matter of forging communities by imagining away internal differences: he shows that nation-building also involves organizing relationships so as to allow heterogeneous groups to maintain their difference and yet contribute to the national cause. Nation-building is about much more than creating unifying symbols: it is also about creating mechanisms that bind heterogeneous groups to the nation despite and through their differences.
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley was an English novelist, dramatist, and short story writer, universally known for her Gothic novel "Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus". "The Fortunes of Perkin Warbeck" is a historical novel about the life of Perkin Warbeck, claimed to be Richard of Shrewsbury, the second son of King Edward IV. The book takes a point of view that Perkin Warbeck died in childhood and the supposed impostor was Richard indeed. The book also contains the message that an ideal political system is impossible without significant changes in human nature.
Полный вариант заголовка: «Observations on reversionary payments = Vol. 1 : . : on schemes for providing annuities for widows, and for persons in old age : on the method of calculating the values of assurances on lives, and on the national debt : also essays on different subjects in the doctrine of life-annuities and political arithmetic : a collection of new tables, and a postscript on the population of the Kingdom / by Richard Price ; the whole new arranged, and enlarged by the addition of algebraical and other notes, the solutions of several new problems in the doctrine of annuities and a general introduction by William Morgan».
This book challenges the new urban growth concepts of the creative class and creative industries from a critical urban theory perspective. Critiques Richard Florida's popular books about cities and the creative class Presents an alternative approach based on analyses of empirical research data concerning the German urban system and the case study regions, Hanover and Berlin Underscores that the culture industry takes a leading role in conforming with neoliberal conceptions of labor markets
Полный вариант заголовка: «Observations on reversionary payments : Vol. 2 : on schemes for providing annuities for widows, and for persons in old age : on the method of calculating the values of assurances on lives, and on the national debt : also essays on different subjects in the doctrine of life-annuities and political arithmetic : a collection of new tables, and a postscript on the population of the Kingdom / by Richard Price ; the whole new arranged, and enlarged by the addition of algebraical and other notes, the solutions of several new problems in the doctrine of annuities and a general introduction by William Morgan».
Полный вариант заголовка: «Inquiry concerning the site of ancient Palibothra : conjectured to lie with in the limits of the modern district of Bhaugulpoor according to researches made on the spot in 1811 and 1812 / by William Francklin».
Joseph Thomas Sheridan Le Fanu (1814 -1873) was an Irish writer of Gothic novels, one of the most influential ghost story writers of the nineteenth century. Filled with mystery and gothic horror elements, "The Room in the Dragon Volant" takes place in post-Napoleonic Wars France. Young Englishman Richard Beckett falls in love with the mysterious Countess. To be closer to her, he takes a room in the "Dragon Volant" inn, which has a rather nasty reputation.
Where is American Literature? offers a spirited and compelling argument for rethinking the way we view American literature in relation to the nation while powerfully demonstrating why it continues to matter in a global age. A refreshing and accessible investigation into the various locations – linguistic, geographical, virtual, ideological – where American writing is produced and consumed Takes a highly original approach by viewing US literature spatially rather than chronologically or thematically, retuning our understanding of the subject The book offers a vital intervention in current debates over the impact of digital technologies on the production and reception of literature, ensuring that the field remains lively and dynamic Invites readers to reconsider the subject by questioning current perspectives on, and approaches to, US literature, offering a range of fresh perspectives on familiar texts and topics
S.H.I.E.L.D. takes the fi ght to AIM's door with deadly repercussions, and the Secret Avengers fi nd themselves outgunned and trapped in enemy territory! As the truth about the events on AIM Island come to light, the fallout from the Secret Avengers' attack on continues! But what waits deep inside the chambers of the High Council of AIM? And aft er the smoke clears, an old friend is laid to rest, while a new one joins the fray. Quake takes on Maria Hill, and everything rides on the outcome of their clash! Then: Infinity tie-in! With the Avengers off -world, what will S.H.I.E.L.D. do when Thanos strikes? It's up to Maria Hill, Nick Fury and Agent Coulson to repel the invasion! But what's the deal with the newest member of the Secret Avengers?
The essential guidelines for leading effective change in your school From an education expert comes a much-needed resource that gives teacher leaders the strategies and tools they need to improve their practice and assume new leadership roles in their schools. The author outlines the everyday acts of teacher leadership and shows how to lead effectively through collaboration. The book also contains suggestions for leading change beyond the classroom. Discusses what works when taking on the role of teacher leader in a school Contains proven strategies and tools for implementing school change Includes activities in each chapter that are teacher-tested and can be used by individuals, teams, or larger groups This important resource offers school leaders a much-needed guide for learning how to lead and implement school change.