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Welsh, Richard O. – Urban Education, 2019
Although state-run turnaround districts have grown in prominence as a school improvement strategy with significant equity implications for urban education, little is known about the similarities and differences across states. This article provides a comparative analysis of state-run takeover districts in Louisiana, Tennessee, and Georgia. Although…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Academic Achievement, State School District Relationship, School Districts
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Dixson, Adrienne D. – Urban Education, 2018
This article explores activism, education, and the #BlackLivesMatter movement. Using critical race theory (CRT), I analyze what this emergence of primarily youth-led activism means in the context of decades of neoliberal education reform. I raise specific questions about how youth-led activism, which has its genesis in and is largely shaped by…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Race, Activism, Neoliberalism
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Royal, Camika; Dodo Seriki, Vanessa – Urban Education, 2018
This article examines the 2015 Atlanta cheating scandal trials and sentencing. Using critical race theory, the authors argue that cheating is a natural outgrowth of market-based school reform and that racial realism will always lead to scrutiny of Black performance. The sentences of these Black educators is overkill, rooted in anti-Blackness, and…
Descriptors: Cheating, African American Teachers, Educational Malpractice, Educational Change
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Sleeter, Christine E. – Urban Education, 2017
This article uses three tenets of critical race theory to critique the common pattern of teacher education focusing on preparing predominantly White cohorts of teacher candidates for racially and ethnically diverse students. The tenet of interest convergence asks how White interests are served through incremental steps. The tenet of color…
Descriptors: Race, Critical Theory, Teacher Education, Student Diversity
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Anderson, Celia Rousseau; Dixson, Adrienne D. – Urban Education, 2016
In this article, the authors utilize core ideas from Critical Race Theory (CRT) to examine the nature of education reform in two river cities. Similar to other cases of education reform in urban districts, the reforms in the two focal cities reflect at least four characteristics in common: (1) a form of portfolio management; (2) the growth of…
Descriptors: Urban Education, Educational Change, Critical Theory, Race
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Vasquez Heilig, Julian; Ward, Derrick R.; Weisman, Eric; Cole, Heather – Urban Education, 2014
Top-down accountability policies have arguably had very limited impact over the past 20 years. Education stakeholders are now contemplating new forms of bottom-up accountability. In 2013, policymakers in California enacted a community-based approach that creates the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) process for school finance to increase…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Community Involvement, Educational Policy, Accountability
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Marx, Sherry; Saavedra, Cinthya M. – Urban Education, 2014
In this critically reflective article, we share our perceptions of the epistemologies that shape our own understanding of successful ESL education and that of a school district that asked us to help redevelop its ESL program. Our differing epistemologies, ours critical and aimed toward social justice, theirs built on what we describe as neoliberal…
Descriptors: Epistemology, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, School Districts
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Carey, Roderick L. – Urban Education, 2014
In this article, I critique the labels and terms used to frame practices aimed at closing the achievement gap. I examine how an unacknowledged "achievement gap Discourse" has emerged from the language that informs practices and policies of contemporary school reform. I use Gee's uppercase "Discourse" and a cultural analytic…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Academic Achievement, Discourse Analysis, Criticism
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Johnson, Amanda Walker – Urban Education, 2013
"Turnaround" strategies of educational reform promise that school closure, reconstitution, privatizing, and reopening them will bring miraculous results. Questioning the implications, this article situates "turnaround" strategies locally, following the closure of a predominantly minority high school in 2008, in Austin, Texas.…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Therapy, Educational Change, School Closing
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O'Malley, Michael P.; Roseboro, Donyell L.; Hunt, John – Urban Education, 2012
This instrumental case study reviews the 1994-2004 period of state financial oversight in East St. Louis, Illinois School District 189, with a secondary review of the initial years of NCLB implementation. Although the oversight panel's fiscal management did generate financial stability, case findings indicate that its accountability processes did…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Change, Accountability, Case Studies
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Leonard, Jack – Urban Education, 2011
Although the value of school-community partnerships is unquestioned, the reasons for success and failure are not sufficiently understood. This mixed-methods case study examines 60 years of partnering at one urban high school, using Bronfenbrenner's ecological systems theory to better understand the effect on student development as measured by…
Descriptors: School Community Relationship, Partnerships in Education, Educational Research, Time Perspective
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Eckert, Sarah Anne – Urban Education, 2011
This article investigates the lasting legacy of the National Teacher Corps (NTC), which was created in 1965 by the U.S. federal government with two crucial assumptions: that teaching poor urban children required a very specific skill set and that teacher preparation programs were not providing adequate training in these skills. Analysis reveals…
Descriptors: Federal Government, Federal Programs, Urban Schools, Alternative Teacher Certification
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Shealey, Monika Williams; McHatton, Patricia Alvarez; Farmer, Jennie – Urban Education, 2009
In this article, the authors discuss the context of urban special education and the complexities of meeting the demands of standards-based reform in urban settings. The study presented highlights the voices of urban special educators in two large urban school districts as they navigate meeting the demands of teaching students with disabilities,…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, School Districts, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Dingus, Jeannine E. – Urban Education, 2008
Teacher mentoring in the era of educational reform is used to address teacher retention, teacher professionalism, and teacher leadership, particularly among teachers of color. This qualitative study examines mentoring networks of Black women teachers. Informed by a womanist framework, study findings point to culturally based orientations of…
Descriptors: Mentors, Women Faculty, Females, Teacher Persistence
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Johnson, Karen A. – Urban Education, 2008
This article explores the documented degree of the destruction triggered by Hurricane Katrina, the impact on the Orleans Parish School District (OPSD), and the efforts that have been made to recover, rebuild, and reopen the public schools. Using a framework that examines historical inequalities and long-term neglect of OPSD schools pre-Katrina,…
Descriptors: Privatization, Educational Change, Futures (of Society), Natural Disasters
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