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ERIC Number: EJ1061669
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jun
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-0042-0859
The Reversed Role of Magnets in St. Louis: Implications for Black Student Outcomes
Grooms, Ain A.; Williams, Sheneka M.
Urban Education, v50 n4 p454-473 Jun 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 fostering segregation among the city's Black families. The relationship between a school's demographics, its surrounding community, and student outcomes is investigated. Finally, these data are used to question whether student demographics should matter for Black students if appropriate academic outcomes are being met.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Missouri
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Brown v Board of Education