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Stein, Marc L. – Education and Urban Society, 2017
This article presents an evaluation of the first 2 years of a research-based summer learning program that provided self-selected and developmentally appropriate books to students in low-income and low-resource elementary schools by a local philanthropic organization in a large urban district. The evaluation found evidence of a positive effect of…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Summer Programs, Urban Youth, Reading Achievement
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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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Heineke, Amy J.; Cameron, Quanna – Education and Urban Society, 2013
This qualitative study explored Teach for America (TFA) alumni teachers' discourse on Arizona language policy, conducted with eight teachers in the Phoenix metropolitan area who received their professional teacher preparation from TFA, a national organization that uses alternative paths to certification to place teachers in low-income schools.…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, State Policy, Alternative Teacher Certification, Disadvantaged Schools
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Badgett, Kevin; Harrell, Scott; Carman, Carol A.; Lyles, Lance – Education and Urban Society, 2012
In the performance-driven culture of education today, though arguments regarding the definition of student success abound, few argue its importance. This issue is complicated with an additional dimension for those who are learning English as a second language. For those students who lack proficiency in the English language, academic content must…
Descriptors: Reading Tests, Standardized Tests, Limited English Speaking, English Language Learners
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Kanevsky, Lannie; Corke, Michael; Frangkiser, Lorri – Education and Urban Society, 2008
School in the Park is a museum-based intervention intended to nurture the resilience of inner-city students in third grade to fifth grade. The academic resilience and personal development of participants were compared to those of nonparticipants for 2 years. Although the groups differed in academic resilience for the duration of the study, they…
Descriptors: School Activities, Self Efficacy, Academic Achievement, Relevance (Education)
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Garcia, David R. – Education and Urban Society, 2008
This article focuses on how parental school choices affect the degree of racial and academic segregation in charter schools. The research design allows for a direct comparison of the racial and academic conditions of the district schools students exited to the charter schools they entered. Parents choose to leave more racially integrated district…
Descriptors: Racial Differences, Racial Composition, School Choice, School Segregation
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Hogrebe, Mark C.; Kyei-Blankson, Lydia; Zou, Li – Education and Urban Society, 2008
Using percentage of students at proficient and advanced levels for science on the Missouri Assessment Program in St. Louis area school districts, this study investigates the relationship of scientific attainment with school variables of enrollment, percentage of students receiving free/reduced lunch, instructional expenditures per student,…
Descriptors: Science Achievement, School Districts, Correlation, Lunch Programs