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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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Turkan, Sultan; Buzick, Heather M. – Urban Education, 2016
The current interest in evaluating teachers and teacher education programs provides an opportunity to consider the education of diverse learners in K-12 schools in the United States. We address teaching English language learners (ELLs), a rapidly growing population. Challenges lie in holding content teachers of ELLs accountable as they are not…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Academic Achievement, Teacher Evaluation, Scores
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Goldenberg, Barry M. – Urban Education, 2014
The racial "mismatch" between a non-White student public school population and a primarily White teaching force continues to be underexamined through an appropriate cultural lens. This literature review provides examples of how White teachers must properly recognize non-White students' actions and rhetoric in classroom settings as…
Descriptors: Teachers, Urban Schools, Minority Group Students, Whites
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Marx, Sherry; Saavedra, Cinthya M. – Urban Education, 2014
In this critically reflective article, we share our perceptions of the epistemologies that shape our own understanding of successful ESL education and that of a school district that asked us to help redevelop its ESL program. Our differing epistemologies, ours critical and aimed toward social justice, theirs built on what we describe as neoliberal…
Descriptors: Epistemology, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, School Districts
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Carey, Roderick L. – Urban Education, 2014
In this article, I critique the labels and terms used to frame practices aimed at closing the achievement gap. I examine how an unacknowledged "achievement gap Discourse" has emerged from the language that informs practices and policies of contemporary school reform. I use Gee's uppercase "Discourse" and a cultural analytic…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Academic Achievement, Discourse Analysis, Criticism
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Rogers-Ard, Rachelle; Knaus, Christopher B.; Epstein, Kitty Kelly; Mayfield, Kimberly – Urban Education, 2013
This article argues that economic exclusion, standardized testing, and racially biased definitions of teacher quality continue the exclusion of teachers of color from the urban teaching force. The authors highlight two urban programs designed to address such barriers and situate such efforts within a critical race theory framework that identifies…
Descriptors: Minority Group Teachers, Teacher Evaluation, Models, Urban Programs
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Jackson, Kara; Wilson, Jonee – Urban Education, 2012
This article reports on a review of the mathematics education research literature 1989-May 2011 specific to K-12 African American students' opportunities to learn mathematics. Although we identify important developments in the literature, we conclude that the existing research base generally remains at the level of broad principles or orientations…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Mathematics Education, Literature Reviews, Time Perspective
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O'Malley, Michael P.; Roseboro, Donyell L.; Hunt, John – Urban Education, 2012
This instrumental case study reviews the 1994-2004 period of state financial oversight in East St. Louis, Illinois School District 189, with a secondary review of the initial years of NCLB implementation. Although the oversight panel's fiscal management did generate financial stability, case findings indicate that its accountability processes did…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Change, Accountability, Case Studies
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Bales, Barbara L.; Saffold, Felicia – Urban Education, 2011
Disconnects between the demographics of teacher candidates and the students attending today's public urban schools are well documented. At the same time, research points to the educational value of linking students' lived experiences to their classroom learning. This article presents the research-based findings of faculty who implemented a…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Characteristics, Student Diversity
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Bourke, Alan; Jayman, Alison Jenkins – Urban Education, 2011
This article utilizes interview data to explore how notions of risk operate in a school-university partnership program. Our analysis traces the divergence between conceptualizations of "at-risk" in scholarship, its use in policy, and students' responses to this terminology. Although students targeted in such programs are often…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Access to Education, College School Cooperation, Partnerships in Education
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Hughes, Sherick – Urban Education, 2011
This article uses critical theoretical methods to reconsider the potential of "Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka" in urban education. It finds "Brown" as a potentially useful tool for coconstructing critical race pedagogy of hope that involves (a) Socratic questioning of the endemic nature of racism and power dynamics of…
Descriptors: Urban Education, Public Education, Critical Theory, Race
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Johnson, Lauri; Campbell-Stephens, Rosemary – Urban Education, 2010
This article traces the historical roots, describes the philosophy and curriculum, and analyzes the approach to leadership in Investing in Diversity, a 1-year Black-led leadership development course in the London schools. An exploratory qualitative case study approach was used to collect historical and empirical data about the program over a…
Descriptors: Role Models, Leadership Training, Foreign Countries, Case Studies
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Daniel, Beverly-Jean – Urban Education, 2010
This article makes the argument for a reframing and a reconceptualization of the urban-suburban divide which can inform the options and possibilities for transformative practices in urban schools. Drawing primarily from a Canadian, and more specifically a southern Ontario context, the article explores the changing realities of urban within this…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Suburban Schools, Cultural Awareness, Foreign Countries
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Mitchell, Douglas E.; Batie, Michael; Mitchell, Ross E. – Urban Education, 2010
This article examines a half century of housing and school segregation data in two large California school districts. Based on a review of both the methods and the substantive data available tracking the relationship between school and housing integration, the study reported here shows that very substantial school-level integration in these two…
Descriptors: School Desegregation, School Segregation, Housing, Urban Areas
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Blanchett, Wanda J. – Urban Education, 2009
Despite the fact that African American and other students of color, students labeled as having disabilities, and poor students in urban schools are indisputably linked in terms of the quality of schooling they have experienced, few attempts have been made to examine the relationship between special education and urban education. Both students…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Urban Education, Relationship, Special Education
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