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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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Sheridan, Kimberly M.; Clark, Kevin; Williams, Asia – Urban Education, 2013
Collaboration (GDMC), an informal education program in 3D computer modeling and 2D interactive game design serving primarily African American youth aged 7 to 19 years in the Washington, D.C. metro area, transformed from a program designed and taught by adults to one designed and taught by youth. In Year 1, 8% of youth participants held a…
Descriptors: Urban Education, Informal Education, Youth Programs, African American Students
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Taymans, Juliana; Tindle, Kathleen; Freund, Maxine; Ortiz, Deanna; Harris, Lindsay – Urban Education, 2012
The George Washington University's Urban Initiative Professional Development School (UI-PDS) partnership used interviews, surveys, focus groups, and observations to research its effectiveness in preparing urban educators. The research conducted with UI-PDS preservice teachers and first year graduates, indicates they were well equipped to meet the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Urban Teaching, Professional Development Schools, Preservice Teacher Education
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Ji, Cheng Shuang; Koblinsky, Sally A. – Urban Education, 2009
This exploratory study examined the involvement of Chinese immigrant parents in children's elementary and secondary education. Participants were 29 low-income, urban parents of public school children working primarily in the hospitality sector. Parents were interviewed about their academic expectations, knowledge of school performance, parent…
Descriptors: Working Hours, Elementary Secondary Education, Parent Teacher Conferences, Parent Participation
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Frederick, Rona M.; View, Jenice L. – Urban Education, 2009
Over 50 years after the monumental decision of "Brown v. Board of Education," many U.S. schools remain separate and unequal. This includes schools in the nation's capital, Washington, D.C. The article discusses how in the two centuries of public education in Washington, D.C., Black educators used a variety of subversive tactics to…
Descriptors: Educational History, Urban Schools, African American Education, African American Teachers
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Hayes, Floyd W., III – Urban Education, 1990
Reviews the African American community's unsuccessful struggle to replace the District of Columbia Public School's desegregation policy of tracking with a program emphasizing educational excellence. Discusses the Hobson v. Hansen decision, which ended tracking but shifted attention to busing and racial balancing. (FMW)
Descriptors: Black Education, Court Litigation, Desegregation Methods, Educational History
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Beard, Rick – Urban Education, 1974
Reports a study demonstrating how an urban university, George Washington University, played the major role in transforming a residential neighborhood as the institution expanded: presents George Washington as a useful example of the urban university's often unexamined role as a major agent of urban planning and change. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, College Administration, Federal Aid, Land Acquisition
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Cuban, Larry – Urban Education, 1974
The design, implementation, and eventual failure of a system-wide, long-term comprehensive reform of the Washington, D.C. elementary and junior high schools to improve academic achievement among black students is explored in depth. The struggle for control over policy making and the opposition of teachers' unions and community groups were key…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Board Administrator Relationship, Community Control
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Rader, Victoria Fries – Urban Education, 1979
Described and discussed in this article are the nature of student-client power, the history of events during the first year of college operations at Federal City College, and concrete organizational conditions which encourage or inhibit client power. (Author/EB)
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Students, Educational Change, Educational Facilities Improvement