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Geller, Joanna D.; Zuckerman, Natalie; Seidel, Adam – Education and Urban Society, 2016
Service-learning has the potential to create mutually beneficial relationships between schools and communities, but little research explores service-learning from the community's perspective. The purpose of this study was to (a) understand how community-based organizations (CBOs) benefited from partnering with students and (b) examine whether…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Community Development, Community Benefits, Partnerships in Education
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Kretchmar, Kerry – Education and Urban Society, 2014
In this article, I serve as a secretary for the critical policy analysis presented by hundreds of teachers, parents, students, and community members during 19 public hearings on school closures in New York City. In testimony at hearings, community members rejected the narrow, statistical approach they felt the Department of Education was using to…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Public Schools, School Closing, Educational Policy
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Schonfeld, Irvin Sam; Feinman, Samantha J. – Education and Urban Society, 2012
This daily diary study followed, over a 2-week period, 252 beginning New York City public school teachers. Seventy percent were alternatively certified (New York City Teaching Fellows) and the rest, traditionally certified teachers. Alternatively certified teachers were more likely to experience stressors such as violent incidents and classroom…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Learning Problems, Public School Teachers, Alternative Teacher Certification
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Krasner, Michael Alan; Pierre-Louis, Francois – Education and Urban Society, 2009
A college-based program that combines training, direct support, and technical assistance was found to produce significant gains in bonding and bridging social capital and key political attributes among low-income, minority, and immigrant groups organizing to enhance their power to influence public school politics and policies in New York City.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Social Capital, Community Organizations, Activism
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Carolan, Brian V. – Education and Urban Society, 2008
Many urban school districts have recently implemented sweeping reforms that alter the ways in which educational services are administered. The environment in which these reforms are embedded is increasingly and more directly tied to core political institutions and business elites. Hence, as this dependence has grown, districts have become more…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Administrative Organization, Urban Schools, School Districts