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Bennett, Jacob S.; Cohen, Benji – Education and Urban Society, 2019
Educational scholars have argued that poverty can hamper student achievement. In this critical discussion paper, we provide a historiography of how urban poverty increased in America over the last 30 years of the 20th century. We contend that educators and educational researchers working in P-12 urban schools should understand how federal urban…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Urban Schools, Poverty, Urban Youth
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Dolph, David – Education and Urban Society, 2017
Insofar as urban school systems that are often identified as ineffective include such a large segment of U.S. P-12 students, it is vital to improve academic success. To provide context, the article first discusses key challenges facing urban schools. Second, the article identifies and briefly reviews a variety of approaches to reform models often…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Urban Schools, Principals, Educational Change
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Abel, Yolanda – Education and Urban Society, 2014
This article addresses the need for novice teachers to receive exposure and experiences related to family engagement as part of their academic preparation to better facilitate their actual parent involvement practices. In a graduate-level parent involvement in education course, early childhood educators had an opportunity to engage in a variety of…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Parent Participation, Program Effectiveness
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Thompson Dorsey, Dana N. – Education and Urban Society, 2013
Students are more racially segregated in schools today than they were in the late 1960s and prior to the enforcement of court-ordered desegregation in school districts across the country. This special issue addresses the overarching theme of policies, practices, or roles and responsibilities of various stakeholders that may directly or indirectly…
Descriptors: School Segregation, School Resegregation, Racial Segregation, Educational Policy
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Hughes, Sherick A.; North, Connie E. – Education and Urban Society, 2012
This manuscript begins by distinguishing the common structural and cultural arguments that tend to guide popular urban achievement gap research. It highlights Jencks and Phillips, and Payne, as two cases of popular texts followed by critical responses to them. It concludes by imagining a compass to guide burgeoning scholars toward reading into…
Descriptors: Urban Education, Achievement Gap, Educational Research, Persuasive Discourse
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Harris, Donna M. – Education and Urban Society, 2012
As the postscript for this special issue of Education and Urban Society, this article considers the struggles urban schools report confronting as they implement standards-based reform and high stakes testing and discusses the implications these challenge have for future accountability policy aimed at promoting educational equity. Among the issues…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Equal Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Organizational Change
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Linse, Caroline Teresa – Education and Urban Society, 2011
Families of culturally and linguistically diverse pupils often do not participate fully in their children's school-based education. The purpose of this article is to introduce taxonomies as a means to examine and improve school practices and levels of responsiveness to families whose home language is not English, so that families feel more…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Classification, Parent School Relationship, Family School Relationship
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Houck, Eric A. – Education and Urban Society, 2011
The focus on school-level performance brought about by the No Child Left Behind Act--as well as recent court cases challenging the use of race in student assignment policies--has brought greater attention to the need to for careful study of the allocation of resources within school districts. This paper describes the policy context, reviews key…
Descriptors: Resource Allocation, School Districts, Educational Policy, Educational Equity (Finance)
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Stufft, Derry L.; Brogadir, Rebecca – Education and Urban Society, 2011
As the U.S. population grows more varied, public schools are faced with the challenge of meeting the needs of an increasing population of culturally and linguistically diverse students. Schools in the United States are often the first point of contact for new immigrant students as they work to facilitate their integration and socialization into…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Parent Participation, Immigrants, English (Second Language)
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Huck, Jennifer L. – Education and Urban Society, 2011
Truancy has been identified as a risk factor of criminal behavior but results are mixed as to the best means to reduce this school-based concern. The Truancy Prevention Initiative has been implemented in New Orleans post-Hurricane Katrina under the direction of the Recovery School District to reduce levels of truancy, increase graduation rates,…
Descriptors: Evidence, Truancy, Crime, Graduation Rate
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Galloway, Charles; Lasley, Thomas J., II – Education and Urban Society, 2010
Urban schools have historically struggled to create engaging learning environments for students. One of the emerging answers to this educational conundrum is the development of more personalized learning environments. Such environments draw on the natural interests of students but contextualize those interests within demanding academic structures.…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Educational Environment, Accountability, Individualized Instruction
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Freeman, Eric – Education and Urban Society, 2010
Poverty in the United States is migrating far beyond the urban core and transforming the suburbs into places increasingly stratified by income, wealth, opportunity, and education. Census data from the 2005 American Community Survey reveal new patterns of income inequality, residential mobility, and spatial segregation that make the suburbs less of…
Descriptors: Economically Disadvantaged, Residential Patterns, Suburbs, Low Income Groups
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Thro, William E.; Russo, Charles J. – Education and Urban Society, 2009
In "Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District No. 1," a highly contentious and divided Supreme Court invalidated race-conscious admissions plans in two urban school systems, Seattle and Louisville. As such, "Parents Involved" was the latest chapter in the Court's almost 40-year history of reaching mixed…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Community Schools, Affirmative Action, School Districts
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Ellsasser, Christopher Ward – Education and Urban Society, 2008
Our least-served students are taught by our least-experienced teachers. According to the National Center for Educational Statistics, teachers in high-poverty public schools are twice as likely to transfer to another school as their colleagues in low-poverty public schools. Consequently, many students in high-poverty, urban public schools spend…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Public Schools, Poverty, Educational Philosophy
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Verdugo, Richard R.; Flores, Brittney – Education and Urban Society, 2007
Since its inception, America's system of public education has faced many challenges. One of its more important challenges has been how to teach children from diverse backgrounds and cultures. As a society that prides itself on a democratic ideology, cultural diversity and schooling are not trivial issues. One of the more significant diversity…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Public Education, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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