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Aviles, Ann M. – Education and Urban Society, 2019
This article highlights McKinney-Vento awareness and implementation as experienced and understood by unaccompanied youth facing housing instability and the adults charged with its implementation in schools. A qualitative inquiry was used to capture the perspectives of youth experiencing housing instability as they navigated a large urban school…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Accountability, Educational Policy, High School Students
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Banerjee, Neena – Education and Urban Society, 2019
This article investigates the relationship between student-teacher ethno-racial matching and students' placement in reading ability groups in kindergarten and first grades in the United States. Multilevel regression analysis of a nationally representative sample of students shows that Latino/a first graders are more likely to be placed in higher…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Reading Instruction, Ethnic Groups, School Districts
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Woulfin, Sarah L.; Weiner, Jennie – Education and Urban Society, 2019
Principals are positioned at the center of school improvement. In the United States, current turnaround reforms target the principalship as a key lever for change. This article uses institutional theory to explore the logics of turnaround leadership that steer principals and their work. Specifically, we draw on qualitative interview data from a…
Descriptors: School Turnaround, Principals, Capacity Building, Instructional Leadership
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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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Mac Iver, Martha Abele; Mac Iver, Douglas J.; Clark, Emily – Education and Urban Society, 2019
Research on the role of institutions in influencing students' readiness for college has so far focused primarily on the school level and the state policy context, with only little attention to the district. This case study, based on interview data and documents collected over the course of a year, analyzes an urban district's attempt to create a…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Disadvantaged Youth, School Districts, Board of Education Role
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Robert, Catherine; Okilwa, Nathern S. A. – Education and Urban Society, 2019
In 2011, the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) conducted a compliance review of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) to examine the district's provision of resources and opportunities to schools with predominantly African American students as compared with schools with predominantly White students. The purpose of this study is to examine the…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, School Districts, Compliance (Legal), African American Students
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Lash, Cristina L.; Sanchez, Monika – Education and Urban Society, 2019
Nationwide, place-based initiatives aiming to improve school and community outcomes are in the midst of neighborhood demographic change. We explore this issue through a case study of the Mission Promise Neighborhood (MPN). We discuss how the social and educational context of MPN poses several challenges to implementing Promise Neighborhood…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Working Class, Advantaged, Whites
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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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Grooms, Ain A. – Education and Urban Society, 2019
Sewall County, located in metropolitan Atlanta, and its public school system experienced significant demographic change between 2000 and 2010. The population doubled, reaching more than 200,000 residents, and its percentage of White residents fell by 25% to just more than 55%. Its public school system is now considered majority-minority. Using the…
Descriptors: Metropolitan Areas, Public Schools, School Districts, Urban Demography
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Russell, Felice Atesoglu – Education and Urban Society, 2018
This article examines a pilot project that engaged a university-based teacher educator as a collaborating partner within a local school district. The partnership was established to provide English to Speakers of Other Languages teachers with professional development in a school district with a growing English learner population. The process for…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Universities, School Districts, English (Second Language)
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Kotok, Stephen; Beabout, Brian; Nelson, Steven L.; Rivera, Luis E. – Education and Urban Society, 2018
Following the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans public schools underwent a variety of changes including a mass influx of charter schools as well as a demographic shift in the racial composition of the district. Using school-level data from the Louisiana Department of Education, this study examines the extent that New Orleans public schools…
Descriptors: Natural Disasters, Public Schools, Charter Schools, Racial Composition
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Hartman, Jenifer J. – Education and Urban Society, 2018
School district--university research collaborations represent one strategy to increase educators' ability to use current, research-based information in program decision making and efforts to improve student achievement. However, differences in organizational structures, goals, values, and prior collaborative experiences have made successful…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, School Districts, College School Cooperation, Educational Research
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Peck, Craig; Reitzug, Ulrich C. – Education and Urban Society, 2018
What roles do parent and family engagement and community outreach play in educator efforts to improve low-performing urban schools? To address this question, we considered findings from our 3-year case study of Brookdale Elementary (a pseudonym), which was undergoing a state-mandated, district-directed turnaround reform effort from 2011 to 2014.…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, School Turnaround, School Districts, Educational Change
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Bonner, Patricia J.; Warren, Susan R.; Jiang, Ying H. – Education and Urban Society, 2018
This study explored the perceptions of 430 P-12 urban teachers regarding the instruction of diverse students and their own ability to effectively implement culturally responsive teaching (CRT). Employing qualitative methodology, four open-ended sentence stems were used to capture teachers' thoughts, beliefs, and experiences. Results reveal…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Teaching Methods, Teacher Attitudes, Culturally Relevant Education
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Checkoway, Barry; Lipa, Todd; Vivyan, Erika; Zurvalec, Sue – Education and Urban Society, 2017
What are some strategies for engaging suburban students in dialogues on diversity in new American metropolis? This question is important, especially at a time when some suburbs are changing from "segregated" to "segregated and diverse," and scholarship is needed to guide their discussion. This article analyzes efforts by a…
Descriptors: Metropolitan Areas, School Districts, Student Diversity, Ethnicity
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