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Lewis-McCoy, R. L'Heureux – Urban Education, 2018
This article explores the range of experiences and meanings of Black life in suburban space. Drawing from educational, historical, and sociological literatures, I argue that an underconsideration of suburban space has left many portraits of educational inequality incomplete. The article outlines the emergence of American suburbs and the formation…
Descriptors: Suburbs, Youth, Suburban Schools, Race
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Hill, Marc Lamont – Urban Education, 2018
In this article, I examine the role of Black Twitter as a "digital counterpublic" that enables critical pedagogy, political organizing, and both symbolic and material forms of resistance to anti-Black state violence within the United States. Focusing primarily on post-Ferguson events, I spotlight the ways that Black people have used…
Descriptors: Social Media, Critical Theory, Racial Bias, African Americans
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Grooms, Ain A.; Williams, Sheneka M. – Urban Education, 2015
Magnet schools were originally created to attract a diverse student population. Using data from the 23 magnet schools in St. Louis, this longitudinal study is twofold: first, to review the performance outcomes of the magnet schools across a 5-year period, between 2005-2006 and 2009-2010, and second, to examine whether the magnet schools are…
Descriptors: Magnet Schools, Longitudinal Studies, School Effectiveness, Program Effectiveness
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Tate, William F.; Jones, Brittni D.; Thorne-Wallington, Elizabeth; Hogrebe, Mark C. – Urban Education, 2012
The purpose of this article is to describe several conceptual areas that warrant attention by scholars and practitioners interested in improving access and opportunity to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning in urban cities. Thinking conceptually about the urban context has been a part of intellectual traditions in the…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Urban Areas, STEM Education, Access to Education
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Rogers, Rebecca – Urban Education, 2012
Although research has been conducted on state and city interventions of educational systems in urban districts in the United States, very little has been written from the perspective of an elected school board, the governing bodies being replaced during this era of reform. This case study illustrates how an elected school board in St. Louis,…
Descriptors: School Districts, State School District Relationship, Educational Change, Administrative Change
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Levine, Daniel U.; And Others – Urban Education, 1971
A short seven-item questionnaire on interracial attitudes was administered to students attending six predominantly white high schools in suburban and suburban-type school districts in Jackson County, Missouri. The sample included 599 students. Respondents were guaranteed total anonymity. (JM)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, High School Students, Questionnaires, Racial Attitudes
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Jones, Ruth S. – Urban Education, 1977
This article examines the relationship between the racial composition of school district populations and specific school policies. The units of analysis are the 25 public school districts located in suburban St. Louis County, Missouri. (Author/GC)
Descriptors: Black Students, Career Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Interdistrict Policies
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Collins, John N.; Downes, Bryan T. – Urban Education, 1975
In order to investigate how comparable to their white neighbors are black suburbanite perceptions of attitudes toward their new place of residence and its public schools and municipal government, data on black-white attitudes derived from an attitude survey conducted after school tax levy election in Spring 1973 were examined. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: City Government, Community Attitudes, Community Characteristics, Public Schools