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Aviles, Ann M. – Education and Urban Society, 2019
This article highlights McKinney-Vento awareness and implementation as experienced and understood by unaccompanied youth facing housing instability and the adults charged with its implementation in schools. A qualitative inquiry was used to capture the perspectives of youth experiencing housing instability as they navigated a large urban school…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Accountability, Educational Policy, High School Students
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Bell, Perry J.; White, Gwyne W.; Hatchimonji, Danielle R.; Stepney, Cesalie T.; Linsky, Arielle V.; Vaid, Esha; Elias, Maurice J. – Education and Urban Society, 2019
Many Latino students miss opportunities to develop their full potential in U.S. schools. Increasing attention is being paid to the malleable, nonacademic, factors that can affect student learning. The current study sought to evaluate the impact of school climate on Language Arts grade for Latino students in a large, low-income, urban middle…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Hispanic American Students, Educational Environment, Language Arts
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Woulfin, Sarah L.; Weiner, Jennie – Education and Urban Society, 2019
Principals are positioned at the center of school improvement. In the United States, current turnaround reforms target the principalship as a key lever for change. This article uses institutional theory to explore the logics of turnaround leadership that steer principals and their work. Specifically, we draw on qualitative interview data from a…
Descriptors: School Turnaround, Principals, Capacity Building, Instructional Leadership
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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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Bennett, Jacob S.; Cohen, Benji – Education and Urban Society, 2019
Educational scholars have argued that poverty can hamper student achievement. In this critical discussion paper, we provide a historiography of how urban poverty increased in America over the last 30 years of the 20th century. We contend that educators and educational researchers working in P-12 urban schools should understand how federal urban…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Urban Schools, Poverty, Urban Youth
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Learned, Julie E.; Morgan, Mary Jo; Lui, Angela M. – Education and Urban Society, 2019
Static reading labels are problematic not only because youths demonstrate varying reading skills and identities across secondary classrooms but also because being labeled as "struggling" can undermine literacy learning. Little research has investigated how "struggling" and "proficient" readers' interactions with…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Reading Difficulties, Intervention, Grade 9
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Welsh, Richard O. – Education and Urban Society, 2019
Student mobility and school discipline are two prominent challenges in urban school districts. The interaction of gender with school discipline in shaping patterns of student mobility has received little attention. This article examines student mobility patterns across gender and the timing of school changes in Clark County, Nevada. The findings…
Descriptors: Student Mobility, Discipline, Gender Differences, Urban Schools
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Trinidad, Jose Eos – Education and Urban Society, 2019
High academic expectation--how far a student expects to get in school--is usually predictive of positive outcomes for a student. Yet less is known about mechanisms behind collective expectation: the proportion of students in a school who expect to pursue further studies. Using urban schools' data from the Education Longitudinal Study 2002, this…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Expectation, Urban Schools, Academic Aspiration
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Clarke, Frederick C.; Burt, Walter L. – Education and Urban Society, 2019
Charter schools in urban environments have been scrutinized for their effectiveness. This study attempted to determine whether students attending Midwestern urban charter schools outperformed students in traditional schools on the state's accountability system over a 5-year time period. Using a quasi-experimental research design, data were…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Attendance, Urban Schools, Transfer Students
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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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Mac Iver, Martha Abele; Mac Iver, Douglas J.; Clark, Emily – Education and Urban Society, 2019
Research on the role of institutions in influencing students' readiness for college has so far focused primarily on the school level and the state policy context, with only little attention to the district. This case study, based on interview data and documents collected over the course of a year, analyzes an urban district's attempt to create a…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Disadvantaged Youth, School Districts, Board of Education Role
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Yavuz, Olcay; Parzych, Jennifer; Generali, Margaret – Education and Urban Society, 2019
This quantitative correlational study was designed to investigate whether the core and enrichment college readiness program needs within high-poverty urban schools significantly varied with respect to grade level and stakeholder perceptions. Statistically significant differences were discovered in parent, student, and faculty perceptions in core…
Descriptors: Career Readiness, College Readiness, Program Effectiveness, Poverty
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Flint, Tori K.; Sheppard, Peter; Tackie, Nii A. – Education and Urban Society, 2019
HEAT, an instructional program emphasizing a nontraditional hands-on approach to algebraic instruction for urban, predominantly African American middle schoolers, provides a space to explore teachers' beliefs about urban students' mathematical abilities and motivation and addresses how teacher perceptions can intersect with instruction, learning,…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Middle School Students, Middle School Teachers, Urban Schools
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Wiggan, Greg; Watson-Vandiver, Marcia J. – Education and Urban Society, 2019
Due to the recent racially motivated killings in Ferguson, Missouri (2014); Staten Island, New York (2014); Cleveland, Ohio (2014); Charleston, South Carolina (2015); Baton Rouge, Louisiana (2016); and Dallas, Texas (2016), racial and ethnic tensions have heightened across the United States. Whereas schools would seem like optimal spaces for…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Academic Achievement, High Achievement, Student Reaction
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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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