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Salisbury, Jason – American Journal of Education, 2020
This qualitative case study employing a critical race theory methodology uses Derrick Bell's conceptualization of racial fortuity to examine the ways leaders at Carver High School responded to accountability pressures related to supporting students of color. Findings highlight how school leaders' espoused racially just improvement initiatives and…
Descriptors: High Schools, Racial Attitudes, Racial Bias, High School Students
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Levitan, Joseph; Johnson, Kayla M. – American Journal of Education, 2020
In this article we discuss a collaborative research project meant to ground community members' voices in curriculum design. We argue that performing collaborative research with students and parents can better inform curriculum design decisions, particularly for communities whose identities, knowledge(s), and ways of being have been historically…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Culturally Relevant Education, Community Characteristics, Research Projects
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Gorski, Karlyn J. – American Journal of Education, 2020
Low-income, racial/ethnic minority youth in under-resourced schools have certain opportunities to acquire cultural capital that is valued in dominant institutional contexts. I use observational data from 6 months of debate practices and competitions with two teams in the Chicago Debate League, as well as interviews with 12 debaters and 2 coaches,…
Descriptors: High School Students, Debate, Cultural Capital, Low Income Students
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Tuma, Andrea Prado – American Journal of Education, 2020
A growing body of evidence suggests that schools' partnerships with neighborhood organizations can improve educational outcomes, but less is known about how educators, who play a crucial role in procuring, carrying out, and maintaining such partnerships, conceptualize the different organizations in their environment. This study uses data from 52…
Descriptors: School Personnel, Teacher Attitudes, Urban Schools, Partnerships in Education
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Hayes, Kathryn N.; Bae, Christine L.; O'Connor, Dawn; Seitz, Jeffery C. – American Journal of Education, 2020
Instructional reform in the United States is often accompanied by financial investment. Recent evidence suggests that such funding can improve educational outcomes; however, unexplained heterogeneity in the relationship between resources and outcomes has led to calls for research on the processes by which resources translate into instructional…
Descriptors: Financial Support, Instructional Improvement, Educational Resources, Educational Opportunities
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Umansky, Ilana M.; Callahan, Rebecca M.; Lee, Jennifer C. – American Journal of Education, 2020
This study explores disparities in reclassification outcomes between Chinese and Latinx English learner (EL) students in one large school district, along with possible mechanisms that drive these differences. Using mixed methods including discrete-time hazard modeling of longitudinal administrative data and analysis of in-depth interviews with…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Classification, Ethnicity, Differences
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Coe, Kevin; Kuttner, Paul J.; Pokharel, Manusheela; Park-Ozee, Dakota; McKasy, Meaghan – American Journal of Education, 2020
Commentators have observed a "discourse of derision" in news coverage of the US education system, but the contours of this discourse are not well understood. This article pairs quantitative content analysis with qualitative framing analysis to sharpen the conceptual and empirical focus of the discourse of derision as an object of study.…
Descriptors: News Reporting, Television, Negative Attitudes, Educational Attitudes
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Tran, Henry; Smith, Douglas A. – American Journal of Education, 2020
This study reports on findings from a convergent parallel mixed methods analysis examining the perspectives of college students concerning their teaching considerations at a rural district with severe teacher-staffing problems. Based on a framework of multiple attribute utility theory, a utility analysis was used to compare the relative importance…
Descriptors: Teacher Recruitment, Rural Schools, Teaching Conditions, School Districts
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Stanton, Christine Rogers – American Journal of Education, 2019
Towns that border American Indian reservations provide important contexts for studying relationships between educational institutions and marginalized communities. This study applies critical discourse methodologies to evaluate policies from districts bordering reservations, districts geographically distant from reservations, and districts located…
Descriptors: American Indian Reservations, American Indians, School Districts, Correlation
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Rosen, Jeffrey A.; Warkentien, Siri; Rotermund, Susan – American Journal of Education, 2019
Many students who experience extended school absences or dropout episodes reengage with school and complete a diploma or alternative credential within 4 years of beginning ninth grade. However, these students have not been extensively studied, and the factors that affect reengagement decisions are not well understood. Using an educational…
Descriptors: Stopouts, Dropouts, Academic Persistence, Resilience (Psychology)
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Cuellar, Marcela G. – American Journal of Education, 2019
A substantial proportion of Latina/o college students enroll at Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) and emerging HSIs. Utilizing data from the University of California, Los Angeles Cooperative Institutional Research Program, this study quantitatively examines the choice process of Latina/os enrolled at 4-year HSIs, emerging HSIs, and non-HSIs.…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, College Students, Racial Composition, College Choice
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Allbright, Taylor N.; Marsh, Julie A.; Hall, Michelle; Tobben, Laura; Picus, Lawrence O.; Lavadenz, Magaly – American Journal of Education, 2019
We examine how district administrators' conceptions of equity relate to the implementation of finance reform. We use sensemaking theory and four views of equity--libertarian, liberal, democratic liberal, and transformative--to guide a case study of two districts, finding evidence of two conceptions of equity: (1) greater resources for students…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Program Implementation, Educational Finance, Finance Reform
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Mann, Bryan; Baker, David P. – American Journal of Education, 2019
An analysis from 2002 to 2014, aligning media reporting of the effectiveness of the fully online K-12 cyber charter school model with data on enrollment flows to cyber charter schools and expenditure and demographic indicators across all 500 residential public school districts in Pennsylvania, finds a three-part geospatial-social process. Initial…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, School Districts, Mass Media, Public Schools
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Curran, F. Chris; Fisher, Benjamin W.; Viano, Samantha; Kupchik, Aaron – American Journal of Education, 2019
The use of law enforcement in schools raises concerns about impacts on school discipline. Drawing on a large-scale qualitative study of approximately fifty schools across two school districts, this study explores school resource officers' (SROs') involvement in school discipline and how it is shaped by their context. We use interview, focus group,…
Descriptors: Law Enforcement, Discipline, Police, Police School Relationship
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Van de Werfhorst, Herman G. – American Journal of Education, 2019
This article studies socioeconomic inequalities in educational attainment in 21 European countries for cohorts born between 1925 and 1989, and asks the question whether reforms to track students later in the school career have reduced inequalities. Country fixed effects models show that inequalities by parental occupational class were reduced…
Descriptors: Track System (Education), Equal Education, Educational Attainment, Social Bias
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