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Anderson, Jeffrey Alvin; Chen, Ming-E; Min, Mina; Watkins, Lara L. – Education and Urban Society, 2019
After receiving a multiyear federal grant, an urban school district and community agency that focused on family literacy implemented a comprehensive school reform initiative called Providence Full Service Community Schools (PFSCS). A host of community partners collaborated to develop the PFSCS model with the broad goal of strategically connecting…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Community Schools, Family Literacy, Partnerships in Education
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Mahfouz, Julia; Barkauskas, Nikolaus J.; Sausner, Erica B.; Kornhaber, Mindy L. – Education and Urban Society, 2018
This qualitative study focuses on school administrators' understandings and actions as leaders of the Common Core reform. In interviews with eight school and district leaders from five diverse districts in Pennsylvania, several aspects of Common Core, or PA Core, implementation were consistent across regardless of student population demographics…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Administrator Role, Leadership Role, Common Core State Standards
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Hartman, Jenifer J. – Education and Urban Society, 2018
School district--university research collaborations represent one strategy to increase educators' ability to use current, research-based information in program decision making and efforts to improve student achievement. However, differences in organizational structures, goals, values, and prior collaborative experiences have made successful…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, School Districts, College School Cooperation, Educational Research
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Peck, Craig; Reitzug, Ulrich C. – Education and Urban Society, 2018
What roles do parent and family engagement and community outreach play in educator efforts to improve low-performing urban schools? To address this question, we considered findings from our 3-year case study of Brookdale Elementary (a pseudonym), which was undergoing a state-mandated, district-directed turnaround reform effort from 2011 to 2014.…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, School Turnaround, School Districts, Educational Change
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Dolph, David – Education and Urban Society, 2017
Insofar as urban school systems that are often identified as ineffective include such a large segment of U.S. P-12 students, it is vital to improve academic success. To provide context, the article first discusses key challenges facing urban schools. Second, the article identifies and briefly reviews a variety of approaches to reform models often…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Urban Schools, Principals, Educational Change
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Hochbein, Craig; Carpenter, Bradley – Education and Urban Society, 2017
This article assesses the association between the Title I School Improvement Grant (SIG) program's personnel replacement policy and teacher employment patterns within an urban school district. Hannan and Freeman's population ecology model allowed the authors to consider schools within districts as individual organizations nested within a larger…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Urban Schools, School Districts, Teacher Transfer
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Rogers-Chapman, M. Felicity – Education and Urban Society, 2015
Policy makers' attempts to improve low-achieving schools through reform measures are not new to the 21st century. Research asserts that this policy churn has done little, if anything, to change student achievement levels. Based on the research, I assert that policy reforms such as teacher evaluations and test-based assessment, and school…
Descriptors: Educational Planning, Federal Programs, Politics of Education, Educational Change
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Carswell, Steven B.; Hanlon, Thomas E.; Watts, Amy M.; O'Grady, Kevin E. – Education and Urban Society, 2014
This article reports on a program of research that examined the background, planning, implementation, and evaluation of an after-school preventive intervention program within an ongoing urban alternative education program targeting African American students referred to the school because of their problematic behavior in regular schools. The…
Descriptors: Prevention, Educational Research, African American Students, Nontraditional Education
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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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Mawdsley, Ralph D.; Bipath, Keshni; Mawdsley, James L. – Education and Urban Society, 2014
Similar to Dickens's "Tale of Two Cities", this research study is about a tale of two schools. The first type of school is a dysfunctional school. Dysfunctional schools are schools in a state of chaos (Shipengrower & Conway, 1998). The second school is that of order. The researchers refer to this school as a functional school. In…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Accountability, Educational Policy, Educational Change
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Bloom, Collette M.; Owens, Emiel W. – Education and Urban Society, 2013
The purpose of the study was to compare and contrast influences principals have on staffing, curriculum issues, and discipline policies in high- and low-performing urban high schools. The data for the present study were drawn from the first year follow up of the Educational Longitudinal Survey of 2002-2004 (ELS: 02), administered by the National…
Descriptors: Performance Factors, Influences, Low Achievement, High Achievement
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Taines, Cynthia – Education and Urban Society, 2012
The educational community is divided over which is the best approach for improving urban schools: focus on teaching and learning or underlying social inequity? This article argues that the students who attend urban schools can inform the debate. The study draws on interviews with fourteen urban youth about their participation in a community-based…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Social Action, Educational Change, Educational Environment
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Finnigan, Kara S. – Education and Urban Society, 2012
This qualitative study of teachers in three low-performing elementary schools in Chicago reveals that transformational leadership behaviors were important to teacher motivation, affecting whether they believed that they could improve student performance as the accountability policy required. The findings suggest that principal leadership is…
Descriptors: Teacher Motivation, Transformational Leadership, Leadership, Principals
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Naraian, Srikala; Brown, Kathleen S.; Navarro, Virginia – Education and Urban Society, 2011
There are few instances in the literature on urban school reform that have closely studied specific school buildings to describe the grant resource appropriation process. This study attempts to fill that gap by developing case studies of two middle schools with divergent profiles in resource utilization through micro-ethnographies. One school…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, School Restructuring, Educational Change, Case Studies
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Wilcox, Kristen C. – Education and Urban Society, 2011
In this case study, a district-wide focus on the development of civic responsibility is seen as an important component in the success of higher performing middle schools. Salient features of best practice were gathered from teacher and administrator interviews and documentary evidence in 10 higher performing, yet "beating the odds" schools, and…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Citizenship Responsibility, High Achievement, Case Studies
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