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Griffen, Jacalyn – Education and Urban Society, 2019
Federal initiatives place school counselors at the forefront of increasing college access for students in underserved communities. Although college enrollment rates have increased, low attainment rates persist in low socioeconomic communities and communities of color. Families in these communities aspire for their children to go to college but…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, High Schools, School Culture, School Counselors
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Delale-O'Connor, Lori – Education and Urban Society, 2019
Scholars have long acknowledged that the information parents have about schools is the "Achilles' heel" of school choice. Although much has been written about school choice, far less is known about the information disseminated to help families make choices. I construct a case study of the dissemination and accessibility of choice…
Descriptors: Information Dissemination, Readability, Marketing, Urban Schools
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Rodriguez, Paul J.; Briscoe, Felecia – Education and Urban Society, 2019
This ethnographic study of an urban Catholic high school examines its college culture, particular in regard to the Catholic School Advantage (CSA). We collected and critically analyzed multiple forms of data (archival, interviews, observations) at St. Peters High School (SPH) and its adjoining parish. We found a caring and holistic approach to…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Catholic Schools, High Schools, Neoliberalism
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Grooms, Ain A. – Education and Urban Society, 2019
Sewall County, located in metropolitan Atlanta, and its public school system experienced significant demographic change between 2000 and 2010. The population doubled, reaching more than 200,000 residents, and its percentage of White residents fell by 25% to just more than 55%. Its public school system is now considered majority-minority. Using the…
Descriptors: Metropolitan Areas, Public Schools, School Districts, Urban Demography
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Green, Terrance L. – Education and Urban Society, 2018
For decades, reform has been a persistent issue in urban schools. Research suggests that urban school reforms that are connected to equitable community development efforts are more sustainable, and that principals play a pivot role in leading such efforts. Yet, limited research has explored how urban school principals connect school reform with…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Community Development, Educational Change, School Community Relationship
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Gist, Conra D.; White, Terrenda; Bianco, Margarita – Education and Urban Society, 2018
This research study examines the learning experiences of 11th- and 12th-grade Black girls participating in a precollegiate program committed to increasing the number of Teachers of Color entering the profession by viewing a teaching career as an act of social justice committed to educational equity. The pipeline functions as an education reform…
Descriptors: Females, African American Teachers, Minority Group Teachers, Learning Experience
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Checkoway, Barry; Lipa, Todd; Vivyan, Erika; Zurvalec, Sue – Education and Urban Society, 2017
What are some strategies for engaging suburban students in dialogues on diversity in new American metropolis? This question is important, especially at a time when some suburbs are changing from "segregated" to "segregated and diverse," and scholarship is needed to guide their discussion. This article analyzes efforts by a…
Descriptors: Metropolitan Areas, School Districts, Student Diversity, Ethnicity
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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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Perzigian, Aaron B.; Afacan, Kemal; Justin, Whitney; Wilkerson, Kimber L. – Education and Urban Society, 2017
Urban school districts are comprised of many diverse high school environments including comprehensive neighborhood schools as well as a variety of smaller alternative models that focus on innovative practices, behavior remediation, or academic recovery. In terms of enrollment distribution, urban school districts are increasingly offering…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Traditional Schools, Nontraditional Education, High Schools
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Holland, Nicole E. – Education and Urban Society, 2016
Engagement in and transitions between academic institutions may be enhanced for African American urban youth if we consider the role of religiosity, spirituality, and places of worship. This article presents the manner by which African American university students, who attended public high schools, conveyed the influence of their religious and…
Descriptors: African Americans, College Students, Public Schools, High Schools
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García-Tuñón, Guillermo M.; Cistone, Peter J.; Reio, Thomas G., Jr. – Education and Urban Society, 2016
The purpose of this research was to examine the factors and elements that contributed to the success and longevity of an exemplary Jesuit high school leader. Through an exemplary case study approach, qualitative and quantitative data were collected. Instead of merely employing one of two leadership frames, the convergent evidence suggested that…
Descriptors: Success, Sustainability, Leadership Effectiveness, High Schools
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Fredman, Amy J.; Schultz, Nicole J.; Hoffman, Mary F. – Education and Urban Society, 2015
Scholars have become more attentive to lesbian/gay/bisexual/transsexual/queer/questioning (LGBTQ) topics as queer perspectives become increasingly prevalent in middle and high school environments. This study examines how educators navigate social and academic environments in order to incorporate inclusive pedagogical practices and cultivate safe…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Middle Schools
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Izumi, Masashi; Shen, Jianping; Xia, Jiangang – Education and Urban Society, 2015
In this study we investigated determinants of the graduation rate of public alternative schools by analyzing the most recent, nationally representative data from Schools and Staffing Survey 2007-2008. Based on the literature, we built a series of three regression models via successive block entry, predicting the graduate rate first by (a) student…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Education, Public Schools, Graduation Rate, Predictor Variables
Brockenbrough, Ed – Education and Urban Society, 2015
Calls for the recruitment and retention of more Black male teachers have unfolded amid popular depictions of Black men as patriarchal disciplinarians. Against that backdrop, this article investigates how 11 Black male teachers were positioned as disciplinary agents in a predominantly Black urban school district on the east coast of the United…
Descriptors: African American Teachers, Males, Diversity (Faculty), Discipline
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Rogers-Chapman, M. Felicity – Education and Urban Society, 2014
In recent years, policy makers, researchers, and educators have focused on the preparation of individuals in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields. One popular policy lever is STEM-focused high schools. The purpose of this study is to identify which student populations have access to STEM secondary schools. By comparing…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Educational Opportunities, High Schools, Access to Education
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