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Gomez, Kimberley; Gomez, Louis M.; Cooper, Benjamin; Lozano, Maritza; Mancevice, Nicole – Urban Education, 2019
Annually, thousands of U.S. students fail high school introductory biology. The language demands of biology are large, and science teachers are often unprepared to support students' language needs. Here, we describe a 4-week summer high school introductory biology course executed in a large West Coast city. Our aim was to help 33 students recover…
Descriptors: Biology, Introductory Courses, High School Students, Summer Schools
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Hill, Lori Diane; Bregman, Allyson; Andrade, Fernando – Urban Education, 2015
This study examines the relationship between networks that provide high school students with "social capital for college" (SCFC) and their access to selective institutions. It also explores the link between racial disparities in access to selective colleges and the composition of students' SCFC networks. Findings indicate that while…
Descriptors: Social Capital, High School Students, Urban Schools, Social Networks
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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