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Ou, Suh-Ruu; Reynolds, Arthur J. – Education and Urban Society, 2014
Early determinants of college attendance and degree attainment for economically disadvantaged minority youth were examined in the present study. The study sample (n = 1,379) was drawn from the Chicago Longitudinal Study (CLS), an ongoing investigation of a panel of low-income minority children born in 1980, growing up in high-poverty neighborhoods…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Educational Attainment, Academic Degrees, Urban Areas
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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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Allen, Ann; Glassman, Michael; Riegel, Lisa; Dawson, Heather – Education and Urban Society, 2013
Using a sociopolitical perspective to understand the alignment of community values and school policies, we conducted focus groups in three geographically close but economically varied neighborhood in one Midwest urban area. The article presents findings related to constituent values, social capital, and school policies, including charter school…
Descriptors: Values, School Policy, Focus Groups, Charter Schools
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Feldmann, Doug; Watson, Timothy James – Education and Urban Society, 2012
This study investigated the recent histories of the urban public school districts of St. Louis, Missouri and Cincinnati, Ohio in the United States of America. The purpose was to identify the similar challenges that each had recently faced in regard to the maintenance and development of its public school systems, as well to gauge the level of…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Community Support, Urban Schools, Urban Areas
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Nevarez-La Torre, Aida A. – Education and Urban Society, 2012
Many urban classrooms are facing an influx of students who are transient, part of migrant families who decide to reside in cities and large urban centers looking for financial stability and better educational opportunities for their children. This represents a different challenge for English as a second language, bilingual, and mainstream teachers…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Migrant Education, Second Language Learning, Educational Quality
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Jeynes, William – Education and Urban Society, 2010
A meta-analysis is undertaken, including 11 studies, to determine whether there is a relationship between Bible knowledge on one hand and academic and behavioral outcomes on the other among those living in urban areas. The results indicate that increased Bible knowledge is associated with higher levels of student academic achievement and positive…
Descriptors: Biblical Literature, Statistical Significance, Urban Areas, Religious Education
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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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Lubienski, Christopher – Education and Urban Society, 2007
Effective school-choice plans depend on the quality of information available to families. Examining the promotional materials provided by different schools in a highly competitive and diverse urban area tells us not only about the quality of that information but also how schools respond to competitive incentives. This analysis outlines an economic…
Descriptors: Urban Areas, Institutional Evaluation, Competition, Student Recruitment
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Kano, Megumi; Ramirez, Marizen; Ybarra, William J.; Frias, Gus; Bourque, Linda B. – Education and Urban Society, 2007
A survey of emergency preparedness was conducted in three public school districts in urban areas of Los Angeles County. Eighty-three school sites were surveyed using self-administered questionnaires. Although designated respondents generally felt that their schools were well prepared, the survey also revealed the need for improvements in written…
Descriptors: Urban Areas, County School Districts, Emergency Programs, Crisis Management
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Johnson, Douglas P. – Education and Urban Society, 2007
Funding streams among impoverished school districts are influenced by interpretations of the constitution regarding educational legislation. Title I, in the current framework of No Child Left Behind (NCLB), has challenges that will affect urban policymakers' ability to serve the increasing Hispanic population entering the public school system.…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Urban Areas, Educational Legislation, Public Schools
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Thirunarayanan, M. O. – Education and Urban Society, 2004
Students in central-city schools face many hardships and problems when compared to their suburban counterparts. To a large extent these problems and hardships prevent students in central-city schools from achieving their fullest potential. Students in central-city schools also typically score lower than students in other school locations on…
Descriptors: School Location, Rural Schools, National Competency Tests, Academic Achievement