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Gottfried, Michael A. – Urban Education, 2019
Although educational policy makers uphold that chronic absenteeism (missing 10% or more of the school year) is damaging to students' schooling outcomes, there is little empirical research to match. This study considers the role of spillover effects of chronic absenteeism on classmates' achievement. It does so by utilizing a large-scale…
Descriptors: Attendance, Attendance Patterns, Academic Achievement, Educational Policy
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Mac Iver, Martha Abele; Mac Iver, Douglas J. – Urban Education, 2019
This article reports findings from a quasi-experimental study of the impact of a summer robotics program for urban middle-grade students. The study focuses on student engagement, measured by school attendance rate the year following the program. Program students, who were nearly all low-income minority students, were matched to comparison students…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Robotics, Attendance, Attendance Patterns
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Winn, Maisha T. – Urban Education, 2019
In this article, the author uses a "humanizing research" framework to analyze longitudinal data collected over the course of 10 years during a multi-sited ethnography of youth poets in a poetry collective called Power Writing. Using qualitative interviews to understand the role that literacy continues to play in the lives of Power…
Descriptors: Poetry, Youth Programs, Urban Areas, Writing (Composition)
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Knight-Manuel, Michelle G.; Marciano, Joanne E.; Wilson, Michael; Jackson, Iesha; Vernikoff, Laura; Zuckerman, Kelly Gavin; Watson, Vaughn W. M. – Urban Education, 2019
This article examines how 18 teachers, counselors, administrators, and support staff from seven New York City public high schools collaborated during the Black and Latino Male Professional Development Initiative (a pseudonym) to develop a "culturally relevant, schoolwide, college-going culture" supportive of Black and Latino males'…
Descriptors: Urban Education, Urban Teaching, Culturally Relevant Education, Public Schools
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Neuman, Susan B.; Moland, Naomi – Urban Education, 2019
We examine the influence of income segregation on a resource vital to young children's development: a family's access to books in early childhood. Income segregation reflects the growing economic segregation of neighborhoods for people living in privilege (1%) compared with those in poverty or near-poverty (20%). After describing recent…
Descriptors: Urban Areas, Neighborhoods, Low Income Groups, Poverty
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Gray, Phyllis; Rule, Audrey C.; Gordon, Mindy – Urban Education, 2019
This rich, arts- and spatial-thinking-integrated project examined the effects of making three-dimensional dioramas of traditional African cultures on Black fifth graders at an urban school on students' racial identities, knowledge of cultural universals, and spatial thinking skills. Pretest and posttest attitudes measured with the Multidimensional…
Descriptors: African Culture, African American Students, Grade 5, Racial Identification
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Billingham, Chase M. – Urban Education, 2019
Recent research has determined that racial segregation within school districts has decreased, on average, over the past two decades, even as segregation between school districts has persisted. Although case studies have documented White families' return to urban public schools, with potential implications for segregation patterns, quantitative…
Descriptors: School Segregation, School Districts, Urban Schools, Public Schools
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Prier, Darius D. – Urban Education, 2019
An African American community and an all-White school board struggled along racial lines over re-naming an elementary school. In opposition to the name change, the school district enforced its school naming policy via a race-neutral approach in practice. The study chronicles an African American community's successful political actions in…
Descriptors: Politics of Education, Elementary Schools, African American Community, Boards of Education
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Annamma, Subini Ancy; Anyon, Yolanda; Joseph, Nicole M.; Farrar, Jordan; Greer, Eldridge; Downing, Barbara; Simmons, John – Urban Education, 2019
Using Critical Race Theory and Critical Race Feminism as guiding conceptual frameworks, this mixed-methods empirical study examines Black girls' exclusionary discipline outcomes. First, we examined disciplinary data from a large urban school district to assess racial group differences in office referral reasons and disparities for Black girls in…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Race, Feminism, African American Students
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Koch, Melissa; Lundh, Patrik; Harris, Christopher J. – Urban Education, 2019
This study contributes to the emerging research literature on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) support and persistence activities among urban teenage African American and Latina girls. We present three case studies of girls who participated in an afterschool STEM curriculum. Our within- and cross-case analyses focused on…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Academic Persistence, Case Studies, After School Programs
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Alameda-Lawson, Tania; Lawson, Michael A. – Urban Education, 2019
For the past several decades, the construct of parent involvement (PI) has framed much of the literature on school-family-community partnerships. In this study, the authors used a qualitative form of meta-analysis called "thematic synthesis" to explore a programmatic alternative to conventional PI known as "collective parent…
Descriptors: Urban Education, Parent Participation, Low Income Groups, Partnerships in Education
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Freidus, Alexandra – Urban Education, 2019
Middle-class, professional, and White families in gentrifying cities are increasingly choosing neighborhood public schools. As critical consumers of public education, these families frequently bring not only new resources to schools but also new demands. This article examines the process of "school gentrification" by analyzing the…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Public Schools, Advantaged, School Effectiveness
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Rust, Jonathan P. – Urban Education, 2019
Social justice, ensuring that all students receive access to equitable educational resources and opportunities to succeed academically, is a guiding principle for school counselors. With this ideal in mind, specific sociocultural factors that affect the academic achievement of African American students in urban school settings are considered.…
Descriptors: African American Students, Academic Achievement, School Counselors, Counselor Role
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Husband, Terry – Urban Education, 2019
Recent census data indicate that student populations in U.S. classrooms continue to become increasingly racially diverse. Despite these changes, many early childhood teachers remain reluctant to teach children about race and racial justice. In this article, I argue that multicultural picture books can and should be used to promote racial awareness…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Picture Books, Emergent Literacy, Early Childhood Teachers
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Desai, Shiv R. – Urban Education, 2019
The purpose of this article is to describe a pedagogical inquiry the author conducted to engage preservice teachers in social justice praxis and teacher activism to address the impact of racial profiling on classroom interactions by utilizing the Trayvon Martin case. The Martin case provided the opportunity to have rich, meaningful discussions…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Profiles, Racial Discrimination, Preservice Teachers
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