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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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Morse, Timothy E. – Education and Urban Society, 2010
Four years following the decimation of the New Orleans Public Schools by Hurricane Katrina the city has been described as the center of a unique urban public school reform effort. This effort is a combination of events that transpired just before the storm and those that have occurred as a result of it. In particular some claim that the emerging…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, School Restructuring, Disabilities, Special Education