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Chapter 12: Educating the Kids Left Behind: A Matter of Personal Conscience

Robert D. Barr Solution Tree Press ePub

Chapter 12

Educating the Kids Left Behind: A Matter of Personal Conscience

“I have never been so hopeful for our students… for every one of them. The changes we have put in place over the past couple of years have changed not just the lives of our students, but their futures. These kids are breaking the cycle…. They’ll get out!”

—Principal, High-Performing and High-Poverty School, California

The new American revolution that has swept across the political, social, and educational landscape of our country brings the promise of personal civil rights and economic justice to an ever-growing number of American children and youth. Its impact has left no community untouched and no parent, educator, or student unaffected. Yet for all the drama surrounding No Child Left Behind, the most significant policy change ever to occur in public education is progressing in a surprisingly quiet and business-like manner. While concerns continue regarding No Child Left Behind policies, classrooms all across the country are posting remarkable gains. Many schools enrolling poor and minority students are achieving high levels of academic proficiency. But while more schools in every community and state are meeting adequate yearly progress, others are still failing and continue to need significant improvement.

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Introduction and Definition

Historical Perspectives

Scope and Importance of Biotechnology

Commercial Potential

An Interdisciplinary Challenge

A Quantitative Approach

Classical vs Modern Concepts

Quality Control in Manufacturing

Product Safety

Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)

Good Laboratory Practices (GLP)




he term ‘biotechnology’ was used before the twentieth century for traditional activities such as making dairy products such as cheese and curd, as well as bread, wine, beer, etc. But none of these could be considered biotechnology in the modern sense. Genetic alteration of organisms through selective breeding, plant cloning by grafting, etc. do not fall under biotechnology.

The process of fermentation for the preparation and manufacturing of products such as alcohol, beer, wine, dairy products, various types of organic acids such as vinegar, citric acid, amino acids, and vitamins can be called classical biotechnology or traditional biotechnology. Fermentation is the process by which living organisms such as yeast or bacteria are employed to produce useful compounds or products.

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19. Date Functions

Steven Feuerstein O'Reilly Media ePub

Almost all business applications require dates in one form or another. Often, you have to store the date an order was entered, generate a quarterly sales report, or compute the number of days a bill has gone unpaid. Dates are deceptively complex: they come in dozens of formats, have sophisticated arithmetic rules (quick, whats May 21, 1994 from February 29, 2000?), and, in general, give most developers fits. Fortunately, Oracle has provided a set of functions that make the job much easier. This chapter tests your ability to work with dates in PL/SQL, covering topics such as converting a formatted string into a DATE variable or performing date arithmetic.


What function can you use to move a date forward by six months?


Write a procedure to display the current date and time so the information looks like this:


What function can you use to find the date of the last day in the month for a specified date?


What function can you use to wipe clean the time component of a date variable?

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Appendix A: Methodologies of the Newsweek and U.S. News & World Report Studies

Robert D. Barr Solution Tree Press ePub

To make it onto Newsweek’s list, America’s Best High Schools 2012, schools needed to complete a detailed survey based on 2011 data (Daily Beast, 2012). Over 10,000 schools received the survey, with 2,300 completing it. No details were given about how schools were selected; nor were there statistics about responders versus nonresponders, so the quality of the data is in question. With over 24,000 public high schools across the United States, and only one in ten completing the survey, this list is not comprehensive. However, it does include a measure of income (subsidized lunches), which allows for sorting of the data along this criteria as well as type of school, resulting in our ability to identify schools that met our search parameters.

Criteria for data collected by Newsweek:


•  On-time graduation rate for 2011

•  Percent of 2011 graduates accepted to college

•  Advanced Placement/IB/Advance International Certificate of Education tests per student, 2011

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CHAPTER ONE: Introduction

Helene Deutsch Karnac Books ePub

Psychoanalysis of the Sexual Functions of Women was written during 1923-24, while Helene Deutsch was separated from her husband Felix. She had gone to Berlin, accompanied by her six-year-old son, for a second analysis with Karl Abraham, who had pioneered in the subject of female psychology; she also wanted to learn about the way in which the Berlin Psychoanalytic Institute was set up, thinking that it would help her to organize the Vienna training facilities she was to head. During the latter half of her stay away from Vienna, the boy was left in the charge of Felix, who was then beginning to make innovations in the area of psychosomatic medicine. The surge of medical interest in the interaction of the mind and the body, which reached its height after World War II, has now subsided, but at the time Helene Deutsch was writing psychological and somatic phenomena were conventionally far more compartmentalized than today.

Throughout most of the book she confined herself to theoretical concepts. After Freud first contracted cancer in 1923, he never published another case history; the spectre of his own death made him more speculative. Helene Deutsch’s book was written in the shadow of Freud’s illness. In contrast to almost all her other writings, clinical illustrations (except for the last chapter) are left out. She was explicitly addressing herself to a professional audience. But by now psychoanalytic thinking has become sufficiently widely known for her work to be understood by the educated public.

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