On the southern edge of the vast Llano Estacado, Midland began as a midpoint along the Texas and Pacific Railway. From its earliest days, entrepreneurs like the Scharbauers and Henry Halff built a city based upon their dreams. Land speculators, ranchers, farmers, financiers, oilmen, investors, and engineers each placed their own unique brands on Midland's landscape. Over time, the community earned a variety of nicknames--Windmill Town, Land of the High Sky, and Tall City, among them. Although seemingly remote, Midland has regularly gained attention at the state, national, and even international level in areas as diverse as airplanes (Texas's first), cattle ranching, and as the home of George W. Bush. Midland's story is an American tale of a successful small city.
All parents want their child to be happy and successful at school, but few decisions are harder than identifying the right school for your child. The Independent Schools Guide, now in its 17th edition, provides all the guidance and advice needed to make the most informed decisions. The book includes an extstensive reference section for over 2,000 schools; details on fee planning, scholarships and bursaries; guidance for overseas parents, including language support and guardianship; and detailed profiles of over 200 schools and colleges. For any parent, guardian or carer who is considering the independent sector, the Guide is the definitive reference source.
Special needs provision continues to be the focus of much attention. Growing emphasis on the importance of meeting individual and often highly complex needs means that finding the right school for a child can be a complicated process. Schools for Special Needs explains the full system of special needs education in the UK, and offers parents and carers a comprehensive range of information and advice on key areas of concern, along with the details of more than 2,000 establishments. The book provides commentary from experts in all sectors of special education, and includes: advice on assessment and identification of needs, statementing and school choice; the role of the local authority; the Special Educational Needs Codes of Practice; guidance on further and higher education; and indexes listing schools according to type of need.
John A. Macdonald's flamboyant personality dominated Canadian public life from the years preceding Confederation to the end of the 19th century. 'Probably the greatest Canadian biography yet published in English' - Dictionary of Canadian Biography.