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Clarke, Frederick C.; Burt, Walter L. – Education and Urban Society, 2019
Charter schools in urban environments have been scrutinized for their effectiveness. This study attempted to determine whether students attending Midwestern urban charter schools outperformed students in traditional schools on the state's accountability system over a 5-year time period. Using a quasi-experimental research design, data were…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Attendance, Urban Schools, Transfer Students
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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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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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Drame, Elizabeth R. – Education and Urban Society, 2010
In the current climate of high-stakes accountability created under the No Child Left Behind legislation, public schools, including charter schools, are under tremendous pressure to show consistent improvement in student achievement for all students. Students with disabilities present unique challenges to schools attempting to meet Adequate Yearly…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Federal Legislation, Educational Improvement, Disabilities
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McMillon, Gwendolyn Michele Thompson – Education and Urban Society, 2009
When teachers and students are from different cultures, dissonance can occur in classrooms, which can be debilitating for effective literacy teaching and learning. Researchers have conducted studies in urban schools for many years, but the problem of cultural dissonance continues to plague many classrooms. It is imperative that teacher education…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Discourse Analysis, Grade 4
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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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Heydenberk, Roberta Anna; Heydenberk, Warren R. – Education and Urban Society, 2005
The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of conflict resolution and related social skill development on students' meta-cognitive competencies. The investigation was conducted throughout a 5-year period in elementary schools in the Philadelphia School District and in a neighboring urban school district. Sample subjects were fourth-and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Skill Development, Urban Schools, School Districts
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Heydenberk, Roberta; Heydenberk, Warren – Education and Urban Society, 2005
The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of conflict resolution and related social skill development on students meta-cognitive competencies. The investigation was conducted throughout a 5-year period in elementary schools in the Philadelphia School District and in a neighboring urban school district. Sample subjects were fourth-and…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Skill Development, Urban Schools, School Districts