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Siegel-Hawley, Genevieve; Thachik, Stefani; Bridges, Kimberly – Education and Urban Society, 2017
As cities across the country experience an influx of White and middle- to upper-class residents, new opportunities for the integration of urban schools emerge. Yet crucial challenges persist even when equity and inclusion are a focus for new stakeholders. This article explores the story of a largely White group of parents committed to investing in…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Urban Schools, School Desegregation, Middle Class
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Gastic, Billie – Education and Urban Society, 2017
The racial discipline gap--the finding that Black and Latino students are more likely to be disciplined at school than White students, and often more harshly--has implications for students' academic success. This study concluded that differences in students' behavior do not fully explain the disproportionate likelihood that Black students are…
Descriptors: Disproportionate Representation, Discipline, Zero Tolerance Policy, Racial Differences
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Hernandez, Frank; Marshall, Joanne – Education and Urban Society, 2017
While much has been written about preparing educational leaders to lead for social justice, much less has been written about how to do so. This study is one of the first to analyze the reflections and written assignments of aspiring administrators to determine what they are currently thinking about poverty, race/ethnicity, and social justice…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Social Justice, Administrator Education, Educational Administration
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Castro, Diego; Rodríguez-Gómez, David; Gairín, Joaquín – Education and Urban Society, 2017
Access to higher education has increased substantially in Latin America, but inequalities in access to and completion of higher education still remain. In this regard, identifying vulnerable groups and exclusion factors is a priority in Latin America's university systems. The aim of this article is to understand in depth governing board…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Access to Education, Equal Education, Governing Boards
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Davis, Theodore J., Jr. – Education and Urban Society, 2017
Delaware has long played a pivotal role in the nation's struggle to end school segregation and promote educational equality. This article discusses racial disparities in educational achievement and outcomes by examining the state's political history and the politics of race in public education. This article explores educational disparities from a…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Race, Politics of Education, Educationally Disadvantaged
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Jeynes, William H. – Education and Urban Society, 2017
This meta-analysis of 28 studies examines the relationship between parental involvement and the academic achievement and school behavior of Latino pre-kindergarten-college-age children. Analyses determined the effect sizes for parental involvement overall and specific categories of involvement. Results indicate a significant relationship between…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, Parent Participation, Hispanic Americans, Outcomes of Education
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Stein, Marc L. – Education and Urban Society, 2017
This article presents an evaluation of the first 2 years of a research-based summer learning program that provided self-selected and developmentally appropriate books to students in low-income and low-resource elementary schools by a local philanthropic organization in a large urban district. The evaluation found evidence of a positive effect of…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Summer Programs, Urban Youth, Reading Achievement
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Lee, Jin; Lubienski, Christopher – Education and Urban Society, 2017
This study examines the impact of school closures on the sociospatial distribution of equitable access to schooling following the school closure policy pursued by the Chicago Public Schools in 2013. By examining access in terms of proximity between students and schools, the study estimates the changes in accessibility before and after school…
Descriptors: School Closing, Equal Education, Access to Education, School Policy
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D'Haem, Jeanne; Griswold, Peter – Education and Urban Society, 2017
This mixed-methods study examined teacher preparation for developing family partnerships. The attitudes and practices of teacher educators and the attitudes and experiences of student teachers were explored in focus groups, documents, and a survey instrument. Results indicated that although partnerships were considered important by faculty and…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Teacher Attitudes, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes
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Bellon, Emmanuel O.; Ngware, Moses Waithanji; Admassu, Kassahun – Education and Urban Society, 2017
The study examines the combined effects of key elements in parental leadership on academic performance. In the wake of inadequate learning resources, parental leadership becomes an indispensable learning input for children's academic performance. The discourse utilized data collected from 2005 to 2010 in a longitudinal study involving 1,549…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries, Leadership
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Blankenberger, Bob; Lichtenberger, Eric; Witt, M. Allison; Franklin, Doug – Education and Urban Society, 2017
Illinois education policymakers have adopted the completion agenda that emphasizes increasing postsecondary credential attainment. Meeting completion agenda goals necessitates addressing the achievement gap. To aid in developing policy to support improved completion, this study analyzes a comprehensive statewide dataset of the 2003 Illinois high…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Postsecondary Education, Achievement Gap, Graduation
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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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Bondy, Jennifer M.; Peguero, Anthony A.; Johnson, Brent E. – Education and Urban Society, 2017
Academic self-efficacy reflects an adolescent's level of confidence or belief that she or he can successfully accomplish educational assignments and tasks, which are also argued to be a fundamental factor in educational progress and success. Little is known, however, about the academic self-efficacy that the children of immigrants have, which is…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Gender Differences, Racial Differences, Ethnicity
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Baytiyeh, Hoda – Education and Urban Society, 2017
The sectarian structure of the Lebanese political system has contributed to periods of sectarian violence and wars over the past four decades. This article highlights the origin of sectarianism in Lebanon and discusses how public and religious schools in the country have reinforced sectarian divisions in the Lebanese society. This is a conceptual…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Politics of Education, Violence, War
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Endo, R. – Education and Urban Society, 2017
This article analyzes the narrative experiences of Hmong American adolescent males who were labeled "at risk" or "high risk" for academic failure or underperformance by their predominantly White school counselors and teachers. Additional data sources included classroom observations at two racially diverse public high schools…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Males, At Risk Students, Labeling (of Persons)
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