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Green, Terrance L.; Sánchez, Joanna; Germain, Emily – Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, 2017
Research on geography of opportunity documents how residential patterns influence students' access to equitable educational opportunities and resources. This scholarship often highlights how geography reinforces educational inequity in urban school districts located in resource-constrained cities. Yet, less research has explored how the geography…
Descriptors: Geography, Urban Schools, School Districts, Residential Patterns
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Jennings, Jennifer L.; Deming, David; Jencks, Christopher; Lopuch, Maya; Schueler, Beth E. – Sociology of Education, 2015
Do schools reduce or perpetuate inequality by race and family income? Most studies conclude that schools play only a small role in explaining socioeconomic and racial disparities in educational outcomes, but they usually draw this conclusion based solely on test scores. We reconsider this finding using longitudinal data on test scores and…
Descriptors: School Statistics, Educational Quality, Evidence, Educational Opportunities
DeArmond, Michael; Denice, Patrick; Gross, Betheny; Hernandez, Jose; Jochim, Ashley – Center on Reinventing Public Education, 2015
This report provides a new resource for understanding the state of urban public schools in the U.S. Geared specifically toward city leaders who want to evaluate how well traditional district and charter schools are serving all their city's children and how their schools compare to those in other cities, the report measures outcomes for all public…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Public Schools, Academic Achievement, Low Income Students
Engberg, Mark E.; Allen, Daniel J. – Association for Institutional Research (NJ1), 2010
The purpose of this study is to examine resource allocation patterns and the predictive power of these resources in increasing the likelihood of four-year college enrollment among academically qualified, low-income students. Using data from the Educational Longitudinal Study, college choice decision-making is conceptualized in relation to an…
Descriptors: College Choice, College Attendance, Enrollment, Resource Allocation