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Thieme, Claudio; Treviño, Ernesto – Education and Urban Society, 2013
The purpose of this study is to inform public policies aimed at improving parental school-choice processes. The study estimates both the utility obtained by parents from different school attributes and the effective utility obtained with the actual school choice made by parents. The difference between both types of utilities provides a panorama on…
Descriptors: Evidence, School Choice, Foreign Countries, Public Policy
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Ramirez, Al; Siegrist, Michael; Krumholz, Patrick; Rainey, Tracie – Education and Urban Society, 2013
This study investigates the interrelationship of categorical funding mechanisms within the Colorado school finance system for English language learners (ELLs) in an effort to test overall equity of the system in light of an underfunded categorical program. Using several analytical techniques, the study set out to determine the degree to which…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Equal Education, Educational Finance
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Williams, Sheneka M.; Houck, Eric A. – Education and Urban Society, 2013
The state of North Carolina is one of few states in the South in which two large districts committed to desegregating schools in the early 1970s. However, the state's two largest districts, Charlotte-Mecklenberg Schools (CMS) and Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) have experienced ups and downs in their policy commitment to desegregated…
Descriptors: Desegregation Plans, Desegregation Methods, Policy Analysis, Educational Policy
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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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Vasquez Heilig, Julian; Holme, Jennifer Jellison – Education and Urban Society, 2013
This study addresses the segregation of English language learner (ELL) students in schools across Texas. We descriptively analyze levels of racial, economic, and linguistic isolation experienced by ELL students across the state of Texas. We also examine the association between segregation by race/ethnicity, economic disadvantage, and language…
Descriptors: African American Students, Hispanic American Students, English Language Learners, School Segregation
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Johnson, Odis, Jr. – Education and Urban Society, 2012
This review explores the conceptualization and measurement of neighborhood and institutional relationships related to children's educational outcomes in neighborhood effects research. The review's analysis first summarizes early statements about neighborhood and school relationships within the field. The analysis next situates neighborhood and…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Educational Policy, Community Characteristics, Neighborhoods
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Hernandez, Frank; Kose, Brad W. – Education and Urban Society, 2012
Principals' understanding and skills pertaining to diversity are important in leading diverse schools and preparing all students for a democratic and multicultural society. Although educational leadership scholars have theorized about exemplary leadership of and for diversity, a developmental perspective on principals' diversity or cultural…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Instructional Leadership, Principals, Cultural Awareness
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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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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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Shen, Francis X. – Education and Urban Society, 2012
This article challenges the view that citywide referenda alone are an effective means of ensuring accountability for mayoral control. Through new empirical analysis of the referenda results in Boston and Cleveland, the article shows that rather than establish genuine democratic legitimacy, the referenda in fact mask strong class-based, and in…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Community Support, Urban Education, Public Officials
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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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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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Darden, Edwin C.; Cavendish, Elizabeth – Education and Urban Society, 2012
This article examines the failure of school districts to distribute nonmoney resources--controlled primarily by the board of education--equally among students in affluent neighborhoods versus low-income areas. It is largely an urban phenomenon, although some county-wide and large suburban school systems display similar patterns. Such practices…
Descriptors: Neighborhoods, Suburban Schools, Parent Participation, Academic Achievement
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Martinez-Garcia, Cynthia; Slate, John R. – Education and Urban Society, 2012
In this study, the researchers examined the five most recent years of data (2003-2004 through 2007-2008) from the Academic Excellence Indicator System of the State of Texas regarding new teachers on elementary school campuses. We examined the extent to which differences were present between elementary school campuses with the highest new teacher…
Descriptors: Campuses, Economically Disadvantaged, Elementary Schools, Educational Indicators
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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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