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Lubienski, Christopher – Education and Urban Society, 2007
Effective school-choice plans depend on the quality of information available to families. Examining the promotional materials provided by different schools in a highly competitive and diverse urban area tells us not only about the quality of that information but also how schools respond to competitive incentives. This analysis outlines an economic…
Descriptors: Urban Areas, Institutional Evaluation, Competition, Student Recruitment
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Kano, Megumi; Ramirez, Marizen; Ybarra, William J.; Frias, Gus; Bourque, Linda B. – Education and Urban Society, 2007
A survey of emergency preparedness was conducted in three public school districts in urban areas of Los Angeles County. Eighty-three school sites were surveyed using self-administered questionnaires. Although designated respondents generally felt that their schools were well prepared, the survey also revealed the need for improvements in written…
Descriptors: Urban Areas, County School Districts, Emergency Programs, Crisis Management
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Johnson, Douglas P. – Education and Urban Society, 2007
Funding streams among impoverished school districts are influenced by interpretations of the constitution regarding educational legislation. Title I, in the current framework of No Child Left Behind (NCLB), has challenges that will affect urban policymakers' ability to serve the increasing Hispanic population entering the public school system.…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Urban Areas, Educational Legislation, Public Schools
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Mentz, Kobus; van der Walt, Johannes L. – Education and Urban Society, 2007
In the new democratic South Africa that emerged after 1994, educators are having to cope with the demands of multicultural situations that are developing in the former racially and ethnically segregated schools, and in the process striving for the equal treatment of the learners, the removal of discrimination and prejudice, the inculcation of…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Foreign Countries, Educational Environment, Teacher Surveys
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Milner, H. Richard – Education and Urban Society, 2007
Narrative inquiry and self-study are used as analytic and conceptual lenses to examine the author's teacher education course where he attempted to introduce the relevance and centrality of race and racism in society and thus education. Implications of the study point to the important role of personal experiences in curriculum development and…
Descriptors: Education Courses, Curriculum Development, Teacher Educators, Preservice Teacher Education
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Caldas, Stephen J.; Bankston, Carl L., III; Cain, Judith S. – Education and Urban Society, 2007
This case study gauges the perceptions of teachers to the "harm and benefit thesis" of Coleman's social-capital hypothesis. The study uses data from one de facto segregated southern school system that hastily implemented a court order in 2000. The study collects the perceptions of teachers at five predominantly middle-class White schools…
Descriptors: Busing, White Students, School Desegregation, Discipline Problems
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Howard, Robert W.; Preisman, Jennifer – Education and Urban Society, 2007
The role of businesses in public schools in the United States has expanded during the era of standards-based reform. This article provides a critical analysis of (a) the argument fundamental to that business influence across the spectrum of involvement; "schools should be run like businesses" and (b) the assertion that "if done so,…
Descriptors: Criticism, School Districts, Business, Public Schools
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Song, Kim Hyunsook – Education and Urban Society, 2006
Less qualified urban teachers may contribute to the achievement gap between urban and nonurban students. A pilot study is conducted in an urban teacher education institution to examine teachers' beliefs in teaching, learning, and students. The objectives are to describe teachers beliefs' of the 28 pre-service and 26 in-service teachers in general…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Surveys, Student Needs
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May, Judy Jackson – Education and Urban Society, 2006
The school choice debate evokes compelling arguments by advocates and opponents alike. As the controversy continues, urban school districts are losing significant resources to charter schools. Districts seeking to compete in the race to reclaim dollars lost to the school choice battle should emulate the factors that have propelled parents to seek…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Traditional Schools, School Choice, School Districts
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Abella, Rodolfo – Education and Urban Society, 2006
In accordance with the Florida Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP), students attending public schools that receive failing grades are eligible to receive vouchers to attend a higher performing public or private school. An analysis of standardized test performance across a 2-year period compared students attending "F" schools to…
Descriptors: Educational Vouchers, Scholarships, Academic Achievement, Standardized Tests
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Hoyle, John R.; Collier, Virginia – Education and Urban Society, 2006
The focus is on strategies used by 10 urban districts to reduce school dropouts. Thirty-eight strategies for dropout prevention were identified. Although the majority identified dropout prevention strategies, only two districts referred to "recovery programs." If district spokespersons mentioned their CEOs using a systems approach in…
Descriptors: Dropout Rate, Dropout Prevention, Superintendents, School Districts
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Harris, J. John, III; Brown, Elinor L.; Ford, Donna Y.; Richardson, Jeanita W. – Education and Urban Society, 2004
This article examines the root causes for the overrepresentation of African American students in special education classes and their under representation in gifted and talented programs in America's public schools. The article (a) provides a historic overview of the legal struggles for educational equity, (b) examines key issues surrounding the…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Special Education, Multicultural Education, African American Students
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Ilg, Timothy J.; Massucci, Joseph D.; Cattaro, Gerald M. – Education and Urban Society, 2004
In light of the elimination of busing to achieve racial integration and judicial reluctance to consider creative, new ways to provide integrated, high quality learning environments for poor and minority children, advocates of the principles established by "Brown" must no longer accept the public schools as the best hope for providing integrated…
Descriptors: Minority Group Children, Catholic Schools, Racial Integration, Access to Education
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Valverde, Leonard A. – Education and Urban Society, 2004
This article proposes that four major educational developments resulted from the Supreme Court's decision in "Brown v. Board of Education, Topeka": Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I and Title VII, school finance, affirmative action, and multicultural education. Each of these major efforts was targeted to overcome discriminatory…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Finance, Desegregation Litigation, School Desegregation
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Thirunarayanan, M. O. – Education and Urban Society, 2004
Students in central-city schools face many hardships and problems when compared to their suburban counterparts. To a large extent these problems and hardships prevent students in central-city schools from achieving their fullest potential. Students in central-city schools also typically score lower than students in other school locations on…
Descriptors: School Location, Rural Schools, National Competency Tests, Academic Achievement
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