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The Testing / by Charbonneau, Joelle.;
Sixteen-year-old Malencia (Cia) Vale is chosen to participate in The Testing to attend the University; however, Cia is fearful when she figures out her friends who do not pass The Testing are disappearing.
Subjects: Young adult fiction.; Examinations; Missing persons; Graduation (School); Schools; Universities and colleges; Examinations; Missing persons; Graduation (School); Schools; College stories.;
© c2013., Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,
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Welcome to beach town : a novel / by Wiggs, Susan,author.;
"Beloved New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs returns with a compulsively readable tale of an idyllic California beach town forced to reckon with scandal when a high school valedictorian's speech reveals secrets that shake the town to its core"--"Every town has its secrets... In idyllic Alara Cove, a California beach town known for its sunny charm and chill surfer vibe, it's graduation day. The students at the elite Thornton Academy are the worldly and overindulged children who live in gated enclaves with spectacular views. But the class valedictorian is Nikki Graziola, a surfer's daughter who is there on scholarship. To the shock of everyone in the audience, Nikki veers off script while giving her commencement address and reveals a secret that breaks open the whole community. As her truth explodes into the light, Alara Cove will face a reckoning. Nikki Graziola's accusation shakes the foundation of Alara Cove, pitting her against the wealthy family whose money runs the town. Her new notoriety sends Nikki into exile for years, where she finds fame--but not fortune--overseas as a competition surfer... until a personal tragedy compels her to return to Alara Cove. As Nikki struggles to rebuild her future, she finds that the people of the town have not forgotten her. But time has changed Alara Cove, and old friendships, rivalries, and an unexpected romance draw her back into the life of the beach town she's never quite forgotten, and where joy and redemption may be possible after all"--Dust jacket flap.
Subjects: Domestic fiction.; Romance fiction.; Women surfers; Secrecy; Communities; Beaches; Scandals; Homecoming; Rich people; High school graduates; Secrets;
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There is life after college : what parents and students should know about navigating school to prepare for the jobs of tomorrow / by Selingo, Jeffrey J.;
The sprinters, wanderers, and stragglers -- What the economy needs, what employers want -- The benefits of a detour -- Why a college's location matters -- Hands-on learning for a career -- Learning to launch -- Redesigning the bachelor's degree -- Education, delivered just in time -- How employers hire -- Telling your career story."From the bestselling author of College Unbound comes a hopeful, inspiring blueprint to help alleviate parents' anxiety and prepare their college-educated child to successfully land a good job after graduation.Saddled with thousands of dollars of debt, today's college students are graduating into an uncertain job market that is leaving them financially dependent on their parents for years to come--a reality that has left moms and dads wondering: What did I pay all that money for?There Is Life After College offers students, parents, and even recent graduates the practical advice and insight they need to jumpstart their careers. Education expert Jeffrey Selingo answers key questions--Why is the transition to post-college life so difficult for many recent graduates? How can graduates market themselves to employers that are reluctant to provide on-the-job training? What can institutions and individuals do to end the current educational and economic stalemate?--and offers a practical step-by-step plan every young professional can follow. From the end of high school through college graduation, he lays out exactly what students need to do to acquire the skills companies want. Full of tips, advice, and insight, this wise, practical guide will help every student, no matter their major or degree, find real employment--and give their parents some peace of mind"--"The antidote to parents' anxiety about their kids being prepared for the job market upon leaving college -- a hopeful and inspiring guide on what to do right, from Jeffrey J. Selingo, bestselling author of College Unbound"--Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subjects: Vocational guidance; College graduates; School-to-work transition;
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Helping teen moms graduate : strategies for families, schools, and community organizations / by Stroble, Christine M.,1971-author.;
"Helping Teen Moms Graduate offers practical strategies families, schools, and community organizations can employ to support pregnant and parenting students as they strive to complete their education and reduce the 50% dropout rate"--Includes bibliographical references.Introduction -- Don't Judge -- Enforce the Law -- Support from Home Matters -- Support from School Matters -- Support from the Community Matters -- A Message to Teen Moms.
Subjects: Teenage mothers; Teenage mothers; Community and school;
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The vacationers / by Straub, Emma.;
Celebrating their thirty-fifth anniversary and their daughter's high-school graduation during a two-week vacation in Mallorca, Franny and Jim Post confront old secrets, hurts, and rivalries that reveal sides of themselves they try to conceal.
Subjects: Young women; Family vacations;
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Kalamazoo and how it grew. by Dunbar, Willis Frederick,1902-;
© 1959., Western Michigan University
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An abundance of Katherines / by Green, John,1977-;
Having been recently dumped for the nineteenth time by a girl named Katherine, recent high school graduate and former child prodigy Colin sets off on a road trip with his best friend to try to find some new direction in life while also trying to create a mathematical formula to explain his relationships.Michael L. Printz Honor for Excellence in Young Adult Literature, 2007.
Subjects: Interpersonal relations; Self-perception; Mathematics; Interpersonal relations; Self-perception; Mathematics;
© 2012 , c2006., Speak,
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Why America's public schools are the best place for kids : reality vs. negative perceptions / by Brown, Dave F.;
"Despite measured success of American public schools, the media, politicians, and big business attack public schools and their teachers with inaccuracies that threaten the equal opportunities provided by public education. Research indicates that No Child Left Behind, charter schools, and vouchers do not improve students learning or help educators teach better. The book provide reasons to support American public schools and educators"--Provided by publisher.Public schools: successful graduates -- Is the public school in your community a "good" school? -- How America's schools outshine other nations' schools -- The value of public school teachers -- Inaccuracies and absurdities delivered by the press, pundits, and politicians -- When government and big business get cozy: more lies and an expensive agenda -- Advantages of attending public schools -- Charter schools and vouchers: tax dollars down the drain -- No Child Left Behind: damaging public education -- Urban schools: more successful than we hear.Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subjects: Public schools; Education; Academic achievement;
© c2012., Rowman & Littlefield Education,
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Effectiveness of teaching modalities for pre-college level mathematics courses / by Latuszek, Dorothy;
Bibliography: p. 136-144.
Subjects: Mathematics; Mathematics; Mathematics;
© 2004., Western Michigan University,
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Desert rose : the life and legacy of Coretta Scott King / by Bagley, Edythe Scott.; Hilley, Joseph H.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.Desert Rose details Coretta Scott King's upbringing in a family of proud, land-owning African Americans with a profound devotion to the ideals of social equality and the values of education, as well as her later role as her husband's most trusted confidant and advisor.
Subjects: King, Coretta Scott, 1927-2006.; King, Coretta Scott, 1927-2006; King, Coretta Scott, 1927-2006; African American women civil rights workers; Civil rights workers; African American women political activists; African American women; King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968.; African Americans;
© c2012., University of Alabama Press,
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