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Hurwitz, Sarah; Perry, Brea; Cohen, Emma D.; Skiba, Russell – American Educational Research Journal, 2020
This study examined the effectiveness of participating in special education on the academic outcomes of students with disabilities. A sample of 575 students from a large, urban school district were followed longitudinally as they transitioned between general and special education to evaluate whether receiving special education services was…
Descriptors: Special Education, Academic Achievement, Outcomes of Education, Students with Disabilities
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Ee, Jongyeon; Gándara, Patricia – American Educational Research Journal, 2020
In response to growing concerns about the impact of harsh immigration enforcement policy since the 2016 presidential campaign, we examined its overall impact on the nation's schools, using survey data completed by over 3,600 educators across the country. Our study results show that immigration enforcement is affecting all students--both those from…
Descriptors: Immigration, Law Enforcement, Public Policy, Elementary Secondary Education
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Rogers, Leoandra Onnie; Brooms, Derrick R. – American Educational Research Journal, 2020
National data trends underscore the "problem" of Black male achievement. Beneath the causes and consequences are the ideologies used to frame the problem and its solutions. The ideology of meritocracy is routinely employed to rationalize educational disparities. This article examined how White male teachers, in a charter school designed…
Descriptors: Ideology, African American Students, Males, High School Students
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Sugrue, Erin P. – American Educational Research Journal, 2020
This article presents the quantitative portion of a mixed methods study of moral injury among professionals in K-12 public education. Using a cross-sectional correlational survey design, 218 licensed K-12 professionals from 68 schools in one urban school district in the Midwest completed an on-line survey that included measures of moral injury and…
Descriptors: Public School Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Urban Schools
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Pazey, Barbara L. – American Educational Research Journal, 2020
This article provides an account of the ways in which students and adult supporters of an urban turnaround high school mobilized to defy the rhetoric of neoliberal reforms and the subsequent deficit narrative imposed on them and on their school. Their counternarratives refute the master narratives advanced by federal and state educational reforms.…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Neoliberalism, Educational Change, Urban Schools
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Goodwin, Amanda P.; Cho, Sun-Joo; Reynolds, Dan; Brady, Katherine; Salas, Jorge – American Educational Research Journal, 2020
This study explores digital and paper reading processes and outcomes for 371 fifth to eighth graders completing a reading task similar to standardized testing. Results showed students highlighted and annotated more when reading the paper versus digital text. Also, reading on paper versus digitally was slightly supportive of reading comprehension…
Descriptors: Reading Processes, Printed Materials, Electronic Learning, Correlation
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Johnson, Angela – American Educational Research Journal, 2020
Prior research shows that English learners (ELs) lag behind their peers in academic achievement and education attainment. The persisting gap is partly attributed to ELs' limited exposure to academic content. This article investigates the efficacy of a summer credit recovery program aimed at expanding high school newcomer ELs' access to academic…
Descriptors: Credits, English Language Learners, Program Effectiveness, Immigrants
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Kosiewicz, Holly; Ngo, Federick – American Educational Research Journal, 2020
This study examines the impact of a "natural experiment" that gave students the choice to place into or out of developmental math because of an unintended mistake made by a community college. During self-placement, more students chose to enroll in gateway college- and transfer-level math courses, however, greater proportions of female,…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Course Selection (Students), Student Placement
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Duncheon, Julia C.; Relles, Stefani R. – American Educational Research Journal, 2019
Social capital research has demonstrated the value of relationships and networks to enhance college opportunity for first-generation students. While most work has focused on individual students and their ties, high schools play a critical role in social capital processes by connecting students to external college access organizations and…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, High Schools, School Role, First Generation College Students
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Caraballo, Limarys – American Educational Research Journal, 2019
Discourses of achievement often overlook the interdependence of classroom contexts, students' identities, and academic performance. This narrative analysis explores how high-achieving students of color construct identities-in-practice in a diverse urban middle school. By documenting explicit moments in which students construct…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Academic Achievement, Classroom Environment, High Achievement
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Farrell, Caitlin C.; Coburn, Cynthia E.; Chong, Seenae – American Educational Research Journal, 2019
School district central offices regularly engage with external partners in improvement efforts, but these partnerships are not always productive. Indeed, little is known about under what conditions partnerships are likely to lead to organizational learning outcomes. We conducted a longitudinal comparative case study of two departments in one urban…
Descriptors: School Districts, Partnerships in Education, Urban Schools, Guidance
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Tan, Paulo; Thorius, Kathleen King – American Educational Research Journal, 2019
This case study documents a professional learning community (PLC) comprised of urban elementary educators working toward equitable education for students with dis/abilities. We employ an equity-expansive learning frame to evoke and then examine tensions and contradictions that emerged during the PLC and mediated learning as evidenced by…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Mathematics Education, Communities of Practice, Urban Schools
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Bristol, Travis J.; Shirrell, Matthew – American Educational Research Journal, 2019
Despite the benefits of educators of color to various outcomes for students of color, large-scale research has not explored these educators' on-the-job interactions with colleagues outside of large urban districts. Using social network analysis, this study examined the work-related social interactions of staff (teachers and administrators) of…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Minority Group Teachers, School Districts, Urban Schools
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Golann, Joanne W.; Debs, Mira; Weiss, Anna Lisa – American Educational Research Journal, 2019
The proliferation of urban "no-excuses" charter schools has been justified by arguing that Black and Latinx parents want strict discipline. In this article, we examine what discipline means to Black and Latinx families at two popular choice options: a no-excuses charter and two public Montessori magnets. We found that parents viewed…
Descriptors: African Americans, African American Students, Hispanic Americans, Hispanic American Students
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Stein, Marc L.; Grigg, Jeffrey A. – American Educational Research Journal, 2019
Transportation is one of many potential obstacles that students might face as they attempt to attend school, but there are few opportunities to identify the unique contribution of transportation to school attendance. We apply models of commuting stress developed for adult commuters to students in an open enrollment school district to examine…
Descriptors: Transportation, Attendance, Barriers, Middle School Students
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