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Bennett, Jacob S.; Cohen, Benji – Education and Urban Society, 2019
Educational scholars have argued that poverty can hamper student achievement. In this critical discussion paper, we provide a historiography of how urban poverty increased in America over the last 30 years of the 20th century. We contend that educators and educational researchers working in P-12 urban schools should understand how federal urban…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Urban Schools, Poverty, Urban Youth
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Tse, Thomas Kwan Choi – Education and Urban Society, 2019
One measure of current education reform in Hong Kong is reporting school performance to the public to increase the transparency and accountability of schools, enhance parents' right of access to information, and provide guides for choosing schools. This article examines the controversies and politics involved and shows how the sociopolitical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Accountability, Information Dissemination
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Egalite, Anna J.; Mills, Jonathan N.; Wolf, Patrick J. – Education and Urban Society, 2017
The question of how school choice programs affect the racial stratification of schools is highly salient in the field of education policy. We use a student-level panel data set to analyze the impacts of the Louisiana Scholarship Program (LSP) on racial stratification in public and private schools. This targeted school voucher program provides…
Descriptors: Educational Vouchers, Social Stratification, Public Schools, Private Schools
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Ritter, Gary W.; Jensen, Nathan C.; Kisida, Brian; Bowen, Daniel H. – Education and Urban Society, 2016
We examine the impact of charter schools on school integration in the Little Rock, Arkansas metropolitan area. We find that charters are less likely to be hyper-segregated than traditional public schools (TPS), but TPS have compositions more closely reflecting the region. However, differences in each case are slight. Using student-level data to…
Descriptors: School Choice, Urban Schools, Charter Schools, School Desegregation
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Chung, Il Hwan – Education and Urban Society, 2015
The disparities in achievement among income and racial-ethnic groups of students have long been a major concern of educational policies. Among several identified factors that help explain the student performance gap, this paper focuses on inequity in funding for education among school districts, which resulted from heavy reliance of school…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Finance Reform, Public Schools, State Legislation
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Jeynes, William H. – Education and Urban Society, 2014
The possibility is examined that school choice programs could be a means to reducing the achievement gap. Data based on meta-analytic research and the examination of nationwide data sets suggest that school choice programs that include private schools could reduce the achievement gap by 25%. The propounding of this possibility is based on research…
Descriptors: School Choice, Achievement Gap, Meta Analysis, Private Schools
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Kretchmar, Kerry – Education and Urban Society, 2014
In this article, I serve as a secretary for the critical policy analysis presented by hundreds of teachers, parents, students, and community members during 19 public hearings on school closures in New York City. In testimony at hearings, community members rejected the narrow, statistical approach they felt the Department of Education was using to…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Public Schools, School Closing, Educational Policy
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Franco, M. Suzanne; Seidel, Kent – Education and Urban Society, 2014
Value-added approaches for attributing student growth to teachers often use weighted estimates of building-level factors based on "typical" schools to represent a range of community, school, and other variables related to teacher and student work that are not easily measured directly. This study examines whether such estimates are likely…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Academic Achievement, Models, Computation
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Feldmann, Doug; Watson, Timothy James – Education and Urban Society, 2012
This study investigated the recent histories of the urban public school districts of St. Louis, Missouri and Cincinnati, Ohio in the United States of America. The purpose was to identify the similar challenges that each had recently faced in regard to the maintenance and development of its public school systems, as well to gauge the level of…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Community Support, Urban Schools, Urban Areas
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Frankenberg, Erica – Education and Urban Society, 2012
The growing diversity of America's public school enrollment makes it essential that all teachers be prepared for teaching students from diverse backgrounds. This paper explores the racial attitudes of teachers, specifically probing whether, and if so how, they may differ across schools of different student racial contexts. In particular, this…
Descriptors: Teacher Behavior, Racial Attitudes, Racial Composition, School Districts
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Ice, Christa L.; Hoover-Dempsey, Kathleen V. – Education and Urban Society, 2011
A notable increase in the number of U.S. families choosing to homeschool their children in recent years has underscored the need to develop more systematic knowledge about this approach to education. Drawing on a theoretical model of parental involvement as well as research on families' social networks, this study longitudinally examines home- and…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Home Schooling, Parent Participation, Academic Achievement
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Stufft, Derry L.; Brogadir, Rebecca – Education and Urban Society, 2011
As the U.S. population grows more varied, public schools are faced with the challenge of meeting the needs of an increasing population of culturally and linguistically diverse students. Schools in the United States are often the first point of contact for new immigrant students as they work to facilitate their integration and socialization into…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Parent Participation, Immigrants, English (Second Language)
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Ngware, Moses W.; Oketch, Moses; Ezeh, Alex C. – Education and Urban Society, 2011
This article examines the quality of primary school inputs in urban settlements with a view to understand how it sheds light on benchmarks of education quality indicators in Kenya. Data from a school survey that involved 83 primary schools collected in 2005 were used. The data set contains information on school quality characteristics of various…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Primary Education, Educational Quality, Educational Change
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McPherson, Ezella – Education and Urban Society, 2010
The U.S. District of Columbia's Federal Circuit Court decision in "Hobson v. Hanson" (1967) case eliminated racial discriminatory tracking practices in the nation's capitol's public schools. The court ruled that D.C. Public Schools' tracking violated African American and low income students' rights to equal opportunities to education…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Public Schools, Equal Education, Court Litigation
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Joseph, Mark; Feldman, Jessica – Education and Urban Society, 2009
This article examines the theory and evidence behind the increased policy and scholarly interest in the role that schools might play in promoting neighborhood revitalization, focuses on the extent to which schools might be a key component in the growing efforts across the country to address urban poverty by creating and sustaining mixed-income…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Neighborhoods, Reputation, School Role
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