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Bal, Aydin; Betters-Bubon, Jennifer; Fish, Rachel E. – Education and Urban Society, 2019
Racial minority youth are disproportionally removed from their learning environment due to school discipline and placed in special education for emotional disturbance. These disparities continue to trouble families, educators, and policy makers, particularly within urban schools. Yet there is a paucity of research on how behavioral outcome…
Descriptors: Disproportionate Representation, Emotional Disturbances, Hierarchical Linear Modeling, Elementary School Students
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Cheng, Dorothy A. – Education and Urban Society, 2019
Expulsion and suspension rates among African American students are the highest of all racial groups across elementary, middle, and high schools. This study investigates whether a more racially diverse teaching force could alleviate exclusion rates among Black students. Using administrative data from the universe of K-12 public schools in the state…
Descriptors: Racial Composition, African American Students, Suspension, Expulsion
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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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Ford, Michael – Education and Urban Society, 2016
Since 1990, the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program (MPCP) has enabled low and middle-income parents to attend private Milwaukee schools at state expense. In 2010, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction released, for the first time, results of newly required state standardized tests for students using the MPCP. This article uses an original…
Descriptors: Enrollment Trends, Educational Vouchers, Scores, Urban Schools
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Fleming, David J.; Cowen, Joshua M.; Witte, John F.; Wolf, Patrick J. – Education and Urban Society, 2015
We examine what factors predict why some parents enroll their children in voucher schools while other parents with similar types of children and from similar neighborhoods do not. Furthermore, we investigate how aware parents are of their educational options, where they get their information, and what school characteristics they deem the most…
Descriptors: Educational Vouchers, School Choice, Parent Attitudes, Parent Surveys
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Lowenhaupt, Rebecca – Education and Urban Society, 2014
This article describes how schools shape family engagement practices in the context of the New Latino Diaspora. Building on critical scholarship that has called for more culturally appropriate definitions of family engagement, this study seeks to develop a theoretical understanding of how school practices influence immigrant families' access to…
Descriptors: Parent School Relationship, Parent Participation, Hispanic American Students, Translation
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Cibulka, James G. – Education and Urban Society, 1989
Analyzes state performance incentive programs in California, South Carolina, and Wisconsin. Findings suggest that incentive programs vary in effectiveness, indicating that program design is critical to success, and that most of the programs do not have high monetary costs. (FMW)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Cost Effectiveness, Elementary Secondary Education, Incentives
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Shannon, Iyle W.; McKim, Judith L. – Education and Urban Society, 1974
Uses data drawn from a longitudinal study to examine the several viewpoints from which the degree of success (as measured by absorption and integration) a minority group family will have after deciding to leave an agricultural or migrant economy may be considered. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Blacks, Educational Attitudes, Longitudinal Studies