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Ford, Michael R.; Ihrke, Douglas M. – Education and Urban Society, 2019
In this article, we use originally collected survey data to determine how nonprofit charter school board members in the states of Wisconsin, Michigan, and Minnesota define accountability. We find that charter board members generally define accountability downward toward student achievement and staff performance, inward toward board performance, or…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Accountability, Boards of Education, School Policy
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Ertas, Nevbahar; Roch, Christine H. – Education and Urban Society, 2014
For-profit educational management organizations (EMOs) are a growing phenomenon in public education, and they are an integral part of charter school reform in many states. Research suggests that charter schools operated by for-profit entities may take a more entrepreneurial approach when expanding their operations and thus may be more inclined to…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Equal Education, Enrollment, Disadvantaged Youth
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Gawlik, Marytza Anne; Kearney, C. Philip; Addonizio, Michael F.; LaPlante-Sosnowsky, Frances – Education and Urban Society, 2012
Most of the low-performing schools and students are in urban districts where poverty is high, where large proportions of students have limited English proficiency, and where students perform poorly on achievement tests. Moreover, urban districts face numerous challenges, including attracting teachers to their schools and optimizing their hiring,…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Teacher Effectiveness, Academic Achievement, Metropolitan Areas
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Cao, Wei – Education and Urban Society, 2011
This article addresses the paradox and complexity of the interactions of the social-cultural context of my students and my identity, as a female Chinese junior professor in social foundations/diversity in my predominantly European American urban classroom. This article will describe the hidden dimensions of teaching diversity courses, the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Ethnic Diversity, College Faculty, Females
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Militello, Matthew; Metzger, Scott Alan; Bowers, Alex J. – Education and Urban Society, 2008
This article examines the implications of competition between school districts in a mid-Michigan metropolitan area. Over the 10-year period after Michigan's major school-funding reform in 1994, many urban and suburban districts found themselves competing for per-pupil state funding. Suburban districts need extra students to make up budgetary…
Descriptors: Competition, School Districts, Educational Facilities, Metropolitan Areas
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Crawford, James R. – Education and Urban Society, 2001
Surveyed teachers in traditional public and charter schools in Colorado and Michigan to examine differences in their perceptions of empowerment (specifically, decision making and autonomy). Results found no significant differences between the groups in perceptions of autonomy. Teachers in traditional schools believed they had more opportunities to…
Descriptors: Accountability, Charter Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Nontraditional Education