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Rathey, Danielle A. – Education and Urban Society, 2021
This article examines historical context shaping the achievement gap while considering school choice. Students in low performing districts are often labeled as unmotivated or not achievement oriented. These assertions are upheld by citing attendance rates, graduation rates, and achievement data. This research article demonstrates that a sample of…
Descriptors: Educational History, Achievement Gap, School Choice, Neighborhood Schools
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Korkmaz, Ebru; Tutak, Tayfun – African Educational Research Journal, 2021
The aim of this study was to examine the opinions of secondary school math teachers regarding the examination system for the transition to high school which was implemented for the first time in 2017-2018 academic year in Turkey. The research was conducted in the second semester of 2018-2019 academic year, a semi-structured interview form was used…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Secondary School Students, Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Bonal, Xavier; Zancajo, Adrián; Scandurra, Rosario – British Educational Research Journal, 2021
This article explores the relationship between school choice, student mobility and school segregation in Barcelona. The case of Barcelona is particularly interesting because the school admissions policy combines a particular design of catchment area with a significant level of choice options. We work on students and school register datasets for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Mobility, School Segregation, School Choice
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Kondakci, Yasar; Zayim Kurtay, Merve; Kaya Kasikci, Sevgi – Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2021
Decades of research suggest that the role of leaders in mitigating the negative impact of social and economic problems on the students is highly contentious one and more analyses in different cultural contexts are necessary to clarify the role of leadership in disadvantaged school settings. The purpose of this study was to explore the role of…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Social Justice, Disadvantaged, Disadvantaged Schools
McLaughlin, Milbrey; Fehrer, Kendra; Leos-Urbel, Jacob – Harvard Education Press, 2020
"The Way We Do School: The Making of Oakland's Full-Service Community School District" offers an in-depth profile of the nation's most ambitious community school initiative. The book focuses on a nearly ten-year effort to transform all eighty-six district schools in Oakland, California into community schools in order to better meet the…
Descriptors: Community Schools, Neighborhood Schools, School Community Relationship, School Districts
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Wright-Costello, Beth; Phillippo, Kate – Education and Urban Society, 2020
Many urban districts use a portfolio management model, hoping to promote school choice and improve school performance. This model requires school closure, which has predominantly impacted lower income families. In 2013, Chicago Public Schools relocated Granger Elementary into one of 48 schools it closed, placing its middle-class parents in the…
Descriptors: Parents, Resistance (Psychology), Middle Class, School Closing
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Radinsky, Josh – Cognition and Instruction, 2020
Learning in data-rich environments has been a focus of learning sciences research since the inception of the field, with increasing interest in the ways learners "narrate data." This article examines the narration of data from the perspective of "learning on the move," identifying mobilities of data, and of the narratives in…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Learning Processes, Grade 7, Social Studies
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Carlson, Deven; Bell, Elizabeth; Lenard, Matthew A.; Cowen, Joshua M.; McEachin, Andrew – American Educational Research Journal, 2020
In the wake of political and legal challenges facing race-based integration, districts have turned to socioeconomic integration initiatives in an attempt to achieve greater racial balance across schools. Empirically, the extent to which these initiatives generate such balance is an open question. In this article, we leverage the school assignment…
Descriptors: County School Districts, Public Schools, Educational Policy, Socioeconomic Status
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Hamlin, Daniel – Education and Urban Society, 2020
Safety is one of the primary reasons why parents report seeking out a school of choice in depressed cities with a high proportion of charter schools. However, little empirical research has examined how parents assess school safety in these settings. This study explores factors that parents associate with school safety in Detroit, Michigan by…
Descriptors: School Safety, Charter Schools, Public Schools, School Choice
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Clark, Amy – Bilingual Research Journal, 2020
Spanish-English emergent bilingual children's range of sociocultural and linguistic knowledge have typically gone devalued in relation to school literacy curricula. This case study examines how emergent bilingual children in a second grade one-way immersion dual language classroom draw on their prior cultural-experiential knowledge and dynamic…
Descriptors: Spanish, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Literacy Education
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Brake, Andrew – Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, 2020
Teacher-student trust is associated with the social and emotional development of students, their school connectedness and engagement, and their academic achievement. However, few studies have examined how trust develops between teachers and students in ninth grade, a critical year in high school for students to start off on-track. Even less…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Trust (Psychology), Neighborhood Schools, Classroom Techniques
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Chambers, Stefanie; Michelson, Melissa R. – Urban Education, 2020
We examine the views of low-income urban parents toward their neighborhood school. Policymakers must understand the attitudes of these individuals, particularly because they represent some of the most vulnerable groups in our education system. As national education policies have made it easier for parents to choose schools, attention has…
Descriptors: Urban Areas, Low Income Groups, Parent Attitudes, Neighborhood Schools
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Pearman, Francis A., II. – Urban Education, 2020
This study examines patterns and relations between gentrification and urban schooling across U.S. cities using longitudinal data from 2000 to 2014. The first section presents new statistics on the incidence and distribution of gentrification occurring around urban schools in the United States as a whole. Of the roughly 20% of urban schools located…
Descriptors: Urban Renewal, Urban Schools, Urban Education, Declining Enrollment
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Mantel, Carola – Intercultural Education, 2020
There have been calls in many European countries to diversify the teaching staff as a response to increasing diversity within student populations. These calls are often based on underlying assumptions that teachers with a migration history are well placed to act as 'intercultural mediators' and 'role models' for successful integration. However,…
Descriptors: Teacher Background, Immigrants, Diversity (Faculty), Foreign Countries
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Bettini, Elizabeth; Mason-Williams, Loretta; Barber, Brian R. – Journal of Special Education, 2020
Principals bear primary responsibility for supporting teachers. Principal leadership is especially important in alternative educational settings (AES; e.g., alternative schools, self-contained special education schools) that serve students with more substantial learning and behavioral needs, often with less-qualified and experienced teachers. We…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Qualifications, Leadership Responsibility, Nontraditional Education
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