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Gastic, Billie – Education and Urban Society, 2017
The racial discipline gap--the finding that Black and Latino students are more likely to be disciplined at school than White students, and often more harshly--has implications for students' academic success. This study concluded that differences in students' behavior do not fully explain the disproportionate likelihood that Black students are…
Descriptors: Disproportionate Representation, Discipline, Zero Tolerance Policy, Racial Differences
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Stone-Johnson, Corrie – Education and Urban Society, 2014
This article, based on qualitative interviews conducted between 2007-2008 with 12 middle-career educators in the greater Boston area in Massachusetts, details teachers' career and leadership aspirations in a context of educational change. The findings suggest that teachers who presently are in midcareer struggle with the move toward the…
Descriptors: Teachers, Principals, Career Change, Generational Differences
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Shen, Francis X. – Education and Urban Society, 2012
This article challenges the view that citywide referenda alone are an effective means of ensuring accountability for mayoral control. Through new empirical analysis of the referenda results in Boston and Cleveland, the article shows that rather than establish genuine democratic legitimacy, the referenda in fact mask strong class-based, and in…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Community Support, Urban Education, Public Officials
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Paletta, Angelo; Candal, Cara Stillings; Vidoni, Daniele – Education and Urban Society, 2009
The 20-year partnership between Boston University and the school district of Chelsea, Massachusetts, came to an official end in June 2008. Although the partnership is by many measures successful, the continued success of the district will depend on how well Boston University is able to share with stakeholders management techniques and the…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Academic Achievement, School Districts, Partnerships in Education
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Mulkeen, Thomas A. – Education and Urban Society, 1984
The educational funding system in Massachusetts has become less equitable than before, since the passage of Proposition Two and a Half. A decision-making process driven by zero-sum economics, rather than educational needs, is particularly harmful to urban youth; failure to educate every young American threatens the nation's social and economic…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Economic Factors, Educational Equity (Finance), Educational Finance
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Phelan, William T. – Education and Urban Society, 1983
Indicates that most principals and teachers interviewed in 16 school districts in Massachusetts agreed that performance evaluations should be part of the reduction in force (RIF) process. Examines performance assessments currently being done in selected districts. (MJL)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Collective Bargaining, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education