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Kurt, Layla J.; Chenault, Krystel H. – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2017
In this study, the researchers highlight differences in district level value-added growth data of gifted students in urban and suburban districts, as categorized by the Ohio Department of Education. In addition to analyzing the difference between the academic growth of urban and suburban gifted students, the researchers sought to synthesize…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, School Districts, Urban Schools, Suburban Schools
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Abdul-Jabbar, Mustafa; Kurshan, Barbara – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2015
There is an increasing reliance on market principles and values in the education space, particularly in urban contexts, accompanied by a growing diversification of educational service providers. Due in part to increased interactivity amongst constituents in this growing assembly of providers and actors, educational innovation ecosystem…
Descriptors: Urban Education, Educational Innovation, Ecology, Private Sector
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Soo, David – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2010
One of the hallmarks of the American system of higher education is its diversity: there are more than 4,000 institutions of varying sizes, types, and purposes. Unlike centrally planned systems, the American higher education landscape is a tapestry of institutions--public and private, selective and open-access--each with a distinct mission and…
Descriptors: Neighborhoods, Higher Education, Private Colleges, Public Colleges
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Noltemeyer, Amity; Mcloughlin, Caven S. – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2010
Although exclusionary discipline has been linked to a variety of negative student outcomes, it continues to be utilized by schools. This study investigates two critical variables as they relate to exclusionary discipline: School typology (i.e., urban, rural, suburban) and student ethnicity. Using data from 326 Ohio school districts, a MANCOVA…
Descriptors: African American Students, Ethnicity, Discipline, Poverty
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Brown, Lionel H.; Larsen, Judith; Britt, Ruth S.; Yao, Yao; Brown, Jean P.; Beck, Ryan – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2006
In this first-person paper, educator Dr. Lionel Brown takes a sweeping look at the racial crises that have erupted in his home city of Cincinnati during his lifetime, and proposes that education is the only real, long-term way of addressing and disrupting the repeating pattern of violence. He highlights a selection of current and proposed…
Descriptors: Role of Education, Race, Conflict, Social Justice