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Gawlik, Marytza Anne; Kearney, C. Philip; Addonizio, Michael F.; LaPlante-Sosnowsky, Frances – Education and Urban Society, 2012
Most of the low-performing schools and students are in urban districts where poverty is high, where large proportions of students have limited English proficiency, and where students perform poorly on achievement tests. Moreover, urban districts face numerous challenges, including attracting teachers to their schools and optimizing their hiring,…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Teacher Effectiveness, Academic Achievement, Metropolitan Areas
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Militello, Matthew; Metzger, Scott Alan; Bowers, Alex J. – Education and Urban Society, 2008
This article examines the implications of competition between school districts in a mid-Michigan metropolitan area. Over the 10-year period after Michigan's major school-funding reform in 1994, many urban and suburban districts found themselves competing for per-pupil state funding. Suburban districts need extra students to make up budgetary…
Descriptors: Competition, School Districts, Educational Facilities, Metropolitan Areas