Barron s NYC SHSAT Specialized High Schools Admissions Test 3rd edition

Author: Lawrence Zimmerman
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 9781438068930
Release Date: 2013-02-01
Genre: Study Aids

This new edition of the SHSAT manual prepares eighth and ninth grade academic achievers for the competitive test that qualifies them to enter New York City's Specialized High Schools. These schools include the Bronx High School of Science, Brooklyn Technical High School, and Stuyvesant High School, among others. The manual presents more than 600 problems with answers and detailed solutions; three full-length practice tests, and four half-length tests with answers and complete solutions to all problems; a revised and expanded ninth grade math supplementary section; Math Diagnosers to help identify and correct student weaknesses; test-taking techniques and study strategies to help students build confidence; highlighted "Tips" and "Facts" boxes placed throughout the book; and, skillbuilders that provide comprehensive preparation for each test section.

Barron s New York City SHSAT 3rd Edition

Author: Lawrence Zimmerman
Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated
ISBN: 1438001363
Release Date: 2013-02-01
Genre: Study Aids

This new edition of the SHSAT manual prepares eighth and ninth grade academic achievers for the competitive test that qualifies them to enter New York City's Specialized High Schools. These schools include the Bronx High School of Science, Brooklyn Technical High School, and Stuyvesant High School, among others. The manual presents-- More than 600 problems with answers and detailed solutions Three full-length practice tests, and four half-length tests with answers and complete solutions to all problems A revised and expanded ninth grade math supplementary section Math Diagnosers to help identify and correct student weaknesses Test-taking techniques and study strategies to help students build confidence Highlighted "Tips" and "Facts" boxes placed throughout the book Skillbuilders that provide comprehensive preparation for each test section The authors also provide a clear, detailed treatment of the test's challenging Logical Reasoning section, which includes examples and practical problems.

Education Flashpoints

Author: Alan J. Singer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317801443
Release Date: 2014-04-24
Genre: Education

Drawing on his widely read Huffington Post columns—rated one of the top educational blogs in the United States—Alan Singer introduces readers to contemporary issues in education in the United States. The issues are presented with a point of view and an edge intended to promote widespread classroom debate and discussion. Each section opens with a new topical summary essay followed by a series of brief essays updated and adapted from Huffington Post columns. The book includes guest contributions, guiding questions, and responses to essays by teacher education students and teachers to further classroom discussion. Education Flashpoints is written in a conversational style that draws readers into a series of debates by presenting issues in a clear and concise manner, but also with a touch of irony and a bit of rhetorical bite. The topics examined in these essays read like the latest newspaper headlines in the battle to define public education in the United States.

New York City s Best Public High Schools

Author: Clara Hemphill
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 9780807774472
Release Date: 2015
Genre: Education

If you lived anywhere else in the country, you would probably send your child to your neighborhood high school. In New York City, it’s much more complicated than that. But what parent has time to research hundreds of school options? To help you choose a high school that is just right for your child, Clara Hemphill and her colleagues at Insideschools visited nearly all of the city’s 400 high schools. This essential revision of the critically acclaimed parents’ guide features new school profiles; invaluable advice to help parents and students through the stressful admissions process; and new sections on alternative schools, vocational schools, and schools for students learning English. Featuring interviews with teachers, parents, and students, this guide uncovers the “inside scoop” about school atmosphere, homework, student stress, competition among students, the quality of teachers, gender issues, the condition of the building, class size, and much more. “For [this] third edition I looked for schools that spark students’ curiosity, broaden their horizons, and help them develop into thoughtful, caring adults.” —Clara Hemphill Praise for Clara Hemphill’s Parents’ Guides! New York Daily News... “Brisk, thoughtful profiles of topnotch, intriguing schools.” Big Apple Parent... “Hemphill has done for schools what Zagat’s did for restaurants.” New York Magazine... “Thoughtful, well-researched required reading.” The New York Times... “A bible for urban parents.”