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Rivera-McCutchen, Rosa L. – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2016
Bridges Institute is a small public urban high school founded in 1994 as part of the restructuring of a failing comprehensive high school. Part of a network of "critical" small schools in New York City, Bridges aims to interrupt the educational neglect of their students through carefully designed student-centered instruction and…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Alumni, Secondary School Students, Public Schools
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Rubel, Laurie; Lim, Vivian; Hall-Wieckert, Maren; Katz, Sara – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2016
This paper explores teaching mathematics for spatial justice (Soja, 2010), as an extension of teaching mathematics for social justice (Gutstein, 2006). The study is contextualized in a 10-session curricular module focused on the spatial justice of a city's two-tiered system of personal finance institutions (mainstream vs. alternative), piloted…
Descriptors: Secondary School Mathematics, Grade 11, Grade 12, Spatial Ability
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Jackson, Iesha – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2016
The "over-age, under-credited" (OA/UC) student population is defined as high school students who are at least two years behind their peers in terms of age and credits earned toward a high school diploma. To date, few studies have examined the schooling of OA/UC students. The purpose of this study is to use the insights of six African…
Descriptors: Praxis, African American Students, High School Students, Mental Age