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Childs, Joshua; Russell, Jennifer Lin – Urban Education, 2017
Improving low-achieving schools is a critical challenge facing urban education. Recent national policy shifts have pressed states to take an expanded role in school improvement efforts. In 2009, a federal grant competition called Race to the Top (RttT) compelled states to improve their capacity to implement ambitious education reform agendas.…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Low Achievement, School Turnaround, Urban Schools
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Voithofer, Rick; Winterwood, Fawn – Urban Education, 2010
This study uses articulation theory to frame how social actors and institutions in an urban community in Columbus, Ohio, form linkages and understandings about computer and information literacies. Using interviews with 33 key educators (e.g., principals, computer literacy teachers, library media specialists, district integration specialists),…
Descriptors: Public Libraries, Media Specialists, Information Literacy, Community Centers
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Patterson, Nancy C.; Beltyukova, Svetlana A.; Berman, Karen; Francis, Anthony – Urban Education, 2007
America's urban high schools are having trouble making sophomores, resulting in freshmen classes bulging with students repeating a grade. Research shows that these students are at high risk of failure and dropout. Urban districts have begun to respond to the notable "freshmen bulge" through school restructuring. This mixed-methods study…
Descriptors: School Restructuring, Pilot Projects, Small Schools, High School Students
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Ford, Donna Y. – Urban Education, 1992
Studies gender differences in the U.S. achievement ideology for 48 gifted and 100 nongifted African-American fifth and sixth graders (59 males and 89 females) in an urban Ohio school district. Results indicate no differential determinants of underachievement by gender but show significant differences by gifted and nongifted academic programs. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academically Gifted, Attribution Theory, Black Students
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Padak, Nancy D.; And Others – Urban Education, 1994
Summarizes the mentoring component of a large federally funded partnership project, the Urban Teachers Project, which is designed to support future urban teachers. Twenty-four minority teachers served as mentors. Recruitment and selection of mentor teachers, typical mentor-student activities, and student attitudes are described. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Education Majors, Educational Attainment, Elementary Secondary Education
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Barrett, Edward A.; Cawley, Allen J. – Urban Education, 1972
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Financial Problems, Financial Support, Political Issues
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Hampton, Frederick M.; Mumford, Dawne A.; Bond, Lloyd – Urban Education, 1998
Examines parent involvement practices and philosophies of an urban education model, Project FAST, to develop collaborative relationships between parents and schools. Student achievement and parental commitment to education are greater in this program than in a traditional setting. (MMU)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary Education, Extended Family, Parent Participation