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Jeynes, William H. – Education and Urban Society, 2020
This meta-analysis of 14 studies examines the relationship between abstinence-only programs and the sexual behavior and--attitudes of urban students from middle school to early in college. The results indicate a significant relationship between abstinence-only programs and the outcomes examined. Abstinence-only programs, as a whole, were…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Student Attitudes, Student Behavior, Health Behavior
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Hung, Man; Smith, William A.; Voss, Maren W.; Franklin, Jeremy D.; Gu, Yushan; Bounsanga, Jerry – Education and Urban Society, 2020
This study examined factors contributing to achievement gaps between White and African American students in 2,868 diverse school districts across the United States. Using pooled data across five school years (2008-2013), six grade levels (grades third to eighth, which typically include students aged 8 years-14 years) and two different subjects…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, White Students, African American Students, Racial Differences
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Flores-Koulish, Stephanie A.; Shiller, Jessica T. – Education and Urban Society, 2020
The purpose of this article is to discuss the possibilities of public education. We argue that public schools, despite their flaws, still provide necessary spaces of civic engagement. When major social and/or political events happen, young people have few outlets to discuss, process, and understand implications. In this article, we share the…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Public Schools, Citizen Participation, Teaching Experience
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Wisman, R. Aaron – Education and Urban Society, 2020
Since "Meredith v. Jefferson County Board of Education" et al., school districts seeking to voluntarily integrate schools have designed a host of metrics to structure within-school diversity using characteristics of students' neighborhoods rather than the race of individual students. This study utilizes a correlational-multiple…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Student Diversity, Socioeconomic Status, Racial Composition
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Bell, Perry J.; White, Gwyne W.; Hatchimonji, Danielle R.; Stepney, Cesalie T.; Linsky, Arielle V.; Vaid, Esha; Elias, Maurice J. – Education and Urban Society, 2019
Many Latino students miss opportunities to develop their full potential in U.S. schools. Increasing attention is being paid to the malleable, nonacademic, factors that can affect student learning. The current study sought to evaluate the impact of school climate on Language Arts grade for Latino students in a large, low-income, urban middle…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Hispanic American Students, Educational Environment, Language Arts
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Bal, Aydin; Betters-Bubon, Jennifer; Fish, Rachel E. – Education and Urban Society, 2019
Racial minority youth are disproportionally removed from their learning environment due to school discipline and placed in special education for emotional disturbance. These disparities continue to trouble families, educators, and policy makers, particularly within urban schools. Yet there is a paucity of research on how behavioral outcome…
Descriptors: Disproportionate Representation, Emotional Disturbances, Hierarchical Linear Modeling, Elementary School Students
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Cheng, Dorothy A. – Education and Urban Society, 2019
Expulsion and suspension rates among African American students are the highest of all racial groups across elementary, middle, and high schools. This study investigates whether a more racially diverse teaching force could alleviate exclusion rates among Black students. Using administrative data from the universe of K-12 public schools in the state…
Descriptors: Racial Composition, African American Students, Suspension, Expulsion
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Learned, Julie E.; Morgan, Mary Jo; Lui, Angela M. – Education and Urban Society, 2019
Static reading labels are problematic not only because youths demonstrate varying reading skills and identities across secondary classrooms but also because being labeled as "struggling" can undermine literacy learning. Little research has investigated how "struggling" and "proficient" readers' interactions with…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Reading Difficulties, Intervention, Grade 9
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Welsh, Richard O. – Education and Urban Society, 2019
Student mobility and school discipline are two prominent challenges in urban school districts. The interaction of gender with school discipline in shaping patterns of student mobility has received little attention. This article examines student mobility patterns across gender and the timing of school changes in Clark County, Nevada. The findings…
Descriptors: Student Mobility, Discipline, Gender Differences, Urban Schools
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Clarke, Frederick C.; Burt, Walter L. – Education and Urban Society, 2019
Charter schools in urban environments have been scrutinized for their effectiveness. This study attempted to determine whether students attending Midwestern urban charter schools outperformed students in traditional schools on the state's accountability system over a 5-year time period. Using a quasi-experimental research design, data were…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Attendance, Urban Schools, Transfer Students
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Flint, Tori K.; Sheppard, Peter; Tackie, Nii A. – Education and Urban Society, 2019
HEAT, an instructional program emphasizing a nontraditional hands-on approach to algebraic instruction for urban, predominantly African American middle schoolers, provides a space to explore teachers' beliefs about urban students' mathematical abilities and motivation and addresses how teacher perceptions can intersect with instruction, learning,…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Middle School Students, Middle School Teachers, Urban Schools
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Ware, Jordan K. – Education and Urban Society, 2019
The effects of poverty on important outcome measures are devastating and well documented, but the conceptualization and operationalization of socioeconomic status (SES) are underdeveloped. Various indicators of SES are useful for different purposes. Free or reduced-price lunch (FRL) status is commonly used because of its convenience and predictive…
Descriptors: Real Estate, Socioeconomic Status, Mathematics Achievement, Low Income Students
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Delgado, Daniela; Becker Herbst, Rachel – Education and Urban Society, 2018
Farmworkers comprise a marginalized population who experience various threats to their well-being. This study presents a community-based participatory research project that explored the educational attainment and well-being of Latino/a youth in farmworker families. Children of farmworkers (n = 18), farmworker parents (n = 12), and educational…
Descriptors: Agricultural Occupations, Hispanic Americans, Access to Education, Well Being
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Gastic, Billie – Education and Urban Society, 2017
The racial discipline gap--the finding that Black and Latino students are more likely to be disciplined at school than White students, and often more harshly--has implications for students' academic success. This study concluded that differences in students' behavior do not fully explain the disproportionate likelihood that Black students are…
Descriptors: Disproportionate Representation, Discipline, Zero Tolerance Policy, Racial Differences
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Agirdag, Orhan; Merry, Michael S.; Van Houtte, Mieke – Education and Urban Society, 2016
The bulk of scholarship on multicultural education continues to focus exclusively on U.S. education. Previous studies published in this field also have focused largely on topics that are considered relevant for the United States, whereas little attention has been paid to topics that are less problematized in the United States. In this mixed-method…
Descriptors: Course Content, Surveys, Teacher Attitudes, Multicultural Education
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