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Geller, Joanna D.; Zuckerman, Natalie; Seidel, Adam – Education and Urban Society, 2016
Service-learning has the potential to create mutually beneficial relationships between schools and communities, but little research explores service-learning from the community's perspective. The purpose of this study was to (a) understand how community-based organizations (CBOs) benefited from partnering with students and (b) examine whether…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Community Development, Community Benefits, Partnerships in Education
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Bishop, Christa M.; Atlas, Jana G. – Education and Urban Society, 2015
This study examined what elementary schools in New York State are doing to recognize lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) families in terms of curriculum, policies, and practices. In all, 116 school psychologists completed an online survey regarding their districts. Findings indicated that even though most school districts serve…
Descriptors: School Policy, Curriculum, Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation
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Morgan, Yvette; Sinatra, Richard; Eschenauer, Robert – Education and Urban Society, 2015
Described is a 4-year model of a Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Program (GEAR UP) offered to 294 academically and economically disadvantaged students and their parents during in- and out-of-school time activities through partnerships forged with school personnel and community-based agencies. In an urban high school where…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Disadvantaged Youth, High School Students, Minority Group Students
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Shulman, Vivian; Sullivan, Susan – Education and Urban Society, 2015
This study examines two case studies of failed leadership in school-based professional development. We describe the two initiatives and look to current leadership theories to help account for the events that occurred. The sociologist Bourdieu's concept of "habitus" offers an approach to understanding the relationship between individual…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Instructional Leadership, Failure, Theories
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Francois, Chantal – Education and Urban Society, 2014
Although national trends of urban adolescent reading underachievement suggest that schools are unable to adequately support this population's reading development, some studies have demonstrated that urban schools can operate to raise student achievement, thereby disrupting national trends. In this study, the author investigates one such school…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Literacy Education, Literacy, Educational Improvement
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Kretchmar, Kerry – Education and Urban Society, 2014
In this article, I serve as a secretary for the critical policy analysis presented by hundreds of teachers, parents, students, and community members during 19 public hearings on school closures in New York City. In testimony at hearings, community members rejected the narrow, statistical approach they felt the Department of Education was using to…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Public Schools, School Closing, Educational Policy
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Norton, Nadjwa E. L. – Education and Urban Society, 2014
In this article, the author combines multicultural feminist critical theories with the voices of Black and Latina/Latino young spiritual children to extend culturally responsive teaching. The author illuminates how children use their hip-hop writing to construct themselves as people who communicate with God, choose spiritual content for their…
Descriptors: Spiritual Development, Popular Culture, African American Children, Hispanic Americans
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Schonfeld, Irvin Sam; Feinman, Samantha J. – Education and Urban Society, 2012
This daily diary study followed, over a 2-week period, 252 beginning New York City public school teachers. Seventy percent were alternatively certified (New York City Teaching Fellows) and the rest, traditionally certified teachers. Alternatively certified teachers were more likely to experience stressors such as violent incidents and classroom…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Learning Problems, Public School Teachers, Alternative Teacher Certification
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Foote, Mary Q.; Brantlinger, Andrew; Haydar, Hanna N.; Smith, Beverly; Gonzalez, Lidia – Education and Urban Society, 2011
In this article we examine induction policies and practices for new alternatively certified mathematics teachers in the country's largest urban school district, New York City. Our focus is on the support system for such teachers as it is legislated and as it is enacted. This includes the induction and general supports (e.g., mentoring, coaching,…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Mathematics Teachers, Beginning Teacher Induction, Alternative Teacher Certification
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Shiller, Jessica – Education and Urban Society, 2010
This article examines a recent reform effort that has opened hundreds of small high schools in poor urban communities in New York City, The New Century Schools Initiative (NCSI). Outcome data have shown that NCSI has dramatically increased graduation rates among poor students and students of color. However, an ethnographic study of the…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, High Schools, Small Schools, Educational Change
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Conger, Dylan – Education and Urban Society, 2010
This article offers new directions in measuring racial isolation in schools. The most widely used measurement approach is to examine the mean on the distribution of school percentage non-White across non-White students (the isolation rate) or the percentage of non-White students in schools with large shares of non-Whites (e.g., 90% or more) at a…
Descriptors: Measurement Techniques, Evaluation Methods, Social Isolation, Disproportionate Representation
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Ellen, Ingrid Gould; O'Regan, Katherine; Conger, Dylan – Education and Urban Society, 2009
The authors use a rich data set on New York City public elementary schools to explore how changes in immigrant representation have played out at the school level, providing a set of stylistic facts about the magnitude and nature of demographic changes in urban schools. They find that while the city experienced an overall increase in its immigrant…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Elementary Schools, Immigrants, Immigration
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Krasner, Michael Alan; Pierre-Louis, Francois – Education and Urban Society, 2009
A college-based program that combines training, direct support, and technical assistance was found to produce significant gains in bonding and bridging social capital and key political attributes among low-income, minority, and immigrant groups organizing to enhance their power to influence public school politics and policies in New York City.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Social Capital, Community Organizations, Activism
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Orr, Margaret Terry; Berg, Barbara; Shore, Rima; Meier, Ellen – Education and Urban Society, 2008
This article presents a collaborative inquiry analysis of the school improvement experiences of four persistently low-performing schools. It draws on the experiences of three members of the Laboratory for the Design and Redesign of Schools (LDRS) consortium who helped during their planning for restructuring or restructuring phases and one regional…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Organizational Change, Educational Change, Organizational Development
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Carolan, Brian V. – Education and Urban Society, 2008
Many urban school districts have recently implemented sweeping reforms that alter the ways in which educational services are administered. The environment in which these reforms are embedded is increasingly and more directly tied to core political institutions and business elites. Hence, as this dependence has grown, districts have become more…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Administrative Organization, Urban Schools, School Districts
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