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Burks, Joe; Hochbein, Craig – Urban Education, 2015
The implementation of education policies requiring the turnaround of persistently low-achieving schools has demanded reforms that will not only improve achievement, but also deliver results in a short period of time. To meet such demands, Jefferson County Public Schools educators implemented Project Proficiency (PP). Results from…
Descriptors: High School Students, Urban Schools, Educational Change, Public Schools
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Costigan, Arthur T. – Urban Education, 2013
This article presents 7 years of qualitative research into the emerging understandings of a population of 456 beginning 7 to 12 urban teachers who supplied 130 participants who were enrolled in a total of 26 MSEd English Language Arts courses over 7 years. These were interviewed while teaching in urban schools focused primarily on testing and…
Descriptors: Aesthetic Education, Educational Change, Neoliberalism, Urban Teaching
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Johnson, Carla C.; Fargo, Jamison D. – Urban Education, 2010
This longitudinal study of middle school science teachers explored if a teacher participation in the TPD program resulted in change in instructional practice as well as a significant increase in student learning. Four participating schools were matched and randomly assigned to intervention and control groups. Teacher and student outcomes were…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Urban Schools, School Restructuring, Middle School Students
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Sanders, Mavis – Urban Education, 2006
This study explores novice teachers' experiences as team leaders for school-community partnerships. Six focal teachers who were enrolled in an MA program in teacher development and leadership were recruited for the study. The focal teachers volunteered to serve as leaders of a reading-focused community involvement activity as members of their…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Urban Schools, Middle Schools, Teaching Experience