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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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Bowe, Anica G.; Desjardins, Christopher D.; Covington Clarkson, Lesa M.; Lawrenz, Frances – Urban Education, 2017
This study utilized a mixed-methods approach to holistically examine single-sex and coeducational urban elementary mathematics classes through situated cognitive theory. Participants came from two urban low-income Midwestern elementary schools with a high representation of minority students (n = 77 sixth graders, n = 4 teachers, n = 2 principals).…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Public Schools, Mixed Methods Research, Single Sex Schools
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DiMartino, Catherine; Jessen, Sarah Butler – Urban Education, 2016
Over the past 20 years, market-based choice initiatives have become a popular approach to education reform. Since 2002, the New York City Department of Education has opened over 250 high schools, creating a marketplace so widespread that many students no longer have a zoned or neighborhood school. This article uses two New York City--based case…
Descriptors: High Schools, Public Schools, Institutional Advancement, Educational Practices
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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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Trujillo, Tina M.; Hernández, Laura E.; Jarrell, Tonja; Kissell, René – Urban Education, 2014
The purpose of this article is to investigate the multiple political histories that have coalesced to produce support for or resistance to the Oakland Unified School District's full-service community schools policy. It analyzes oral history interview data from eight stakeholders who represent the district's major constituencies to explore the…
Descriptors: Community Schools, Urban Schools, School Districts, Oral History
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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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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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Warren, Mark R. – Urban Education, 2011
In this article, the author argues that urban school reform falters, in part, because of the lack of an organized political constituency among the stakeholders with the most direct interest in school improvement, that is, parents whose children attend urban schools. The author examines community organizing as a potential strategy to build such a…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Educational Change, Public Schools, Politics of Education
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Maxcy, Brendan – Urban Education, 2009
Examining work and community relations in one Texas school district, this study explores intensifying managerialism under performance accountability (PA) pressures. Reports, press releases, and media accounts are combined with ethnographic study from one elementary school to explore the enactment of school district reforms. Locating PA within a…
Descriptors: Ethnography, School Districts, Educational Change, Community Relations
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Akbar, Renee; Sims, Michele Jean – Urban Education, 2008
Given the physical, social, cultural, and financial devastation of New Orleans, all aspects of life after Katrina irrevocably changed, as did the institutions that once served the legendary Crescent City. Yet scant reports provide an ethnographic-like view that documents the effects of Katrina on historically Black colleges and universities…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Black Colleges, School Districts, Educational Change
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Leonard, Jacqueline; Lovelace-Taylor, Kay; Sanford-DeShields, Jayminn; Spearman, Patrick – Urban Education, 2004
The Professional Development School (PDS) concept was developed by the Holmes Group (now known as the Holmes Partnership) in response to a national call for educational reform. More recent reform agendas question the effectiveness of the PDS model. This article examines the changes that are occurring in the Temple University PDS in Philadelphia,…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Partnerships in Education, Professional Development Schools, College School Cooperation
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Borthwick, Arlene C.; Stirling, Terry; Nauman, April D.; Cook, Dale L. – Urban Education, 2003
Investigated essential elements required to establish and maintain successful school-university partnerships as reported by principals, teachers, and university coordinators involved in both voluntary and mandated partnerships. Results identified five factors representing different perspectives on key elements for successful partnerships, with…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, College School Cooperation, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education
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Cooper, Robert; Jordan, Will J. – Urban Education, 2003
Explores the complex educational and social conditions facing African American males in public schools, highlighting the effectiveness of comprehensive school reform to overcome barriers to these students' learning (e.g, concentrated poverty, drug use, and violence). Discusses the importance of cultural relevance and teacher-student cultural…
Descriptors: Black Students, Black Teachers, Culturally Relevant Education, Educational Change
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Span, Christopher M. – Urban Education, 2002
Describes two African American immersion schools in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, which opened in 1990 and 1991 to serve as models for the city's public school system and effectively combat the failure of this system to successfully educate African American students. The schools signified a new direction of educational reform in the city following more…
Descriptors: Black Students, Culturally Relevant Education, Educational Change, Educational History
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Robinson, Sharon P. – Urban Education, 1996
Advocates that mathematics education reform in urban schools cannot happen without socioeconomic efforts to lessen poverty in inner cities and protect urban America's youth. The paper argues that the most successful reform initiatives will be holistic in nature and that the covert racism and ethnocentrism in educational materials that…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Algebra, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Change
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