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Kressler, Benikia; Cavendish, Wendy – Education and Urban Society, 2020
Response to intervention (RtI) is touted as an equity-focused provision of special education policy that holds promise for reducing overrepresentation and providing academic opportunities for culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) students. However, teachers working to implement RtI have encountered complex challenges that stifle equitable…
Descriptors: High School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Response to Intervention, Evidence Based Practice
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Aviles, Ann M. – Education and Urban Society, 2019
This article highlights McKinney-Vento awareness and implementation as experienced and understood by unaccompanied youth facing housing instability and the adults charged with its implementation in schools. A qualitative inquiry was used to capture the perspectives of youth experiencing housing instability as they navigated a large urban school…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Accountability, Educational Policy, High School Students
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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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Snodgrass Rangel, Virginia; Bell, Elizabeth; Monroy, Carlos – Education and Urban Society, 2019
Accountability policies assume that educators will use student data to improve student learning, but data use in practice has turned out to be harder than theorized. The purpose of this article was to examine how science teachers in Grades 5 to 8 used data in their classrooms. Utilizing sensemaking theory, we found that teachers decided how to use…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Science Instruction, Information Utilization, Data
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Tse, Thomas Kwan Choi – Education and Urban Society, 2019
One measure of current education reform in Hong Kong is reporting school performance to the public to increase the transparency and accountability of schools, enhance parents' right of access to information, and provide guides for choosing schools. This article examines the controversies and politics involved and shows how the sociopolitical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Accountability, Information Dissemination
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Ford, Michael R.; Ihrke, Douglas M. – Education and Urban Society, 2019
In this article, we use originally collected survey data to determine how nonprofit charter school board members in the states of Wisconsin, Michigan, and Minnesota define accountability. We find that charter board members generally define accountability downward toward student achievement and staff performance, inward toward board performance, or…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Accountability, Boards of Education, School Policy
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Cramer, Elizabeth; Little, Mary E.; McHatton, Patricia Alvarez – Education and Urban Society, 2018
In the more than 60 years since the "Brown v. Board of Education" ruling, the United States has been struggling to assure educational equality for all learners. This article will review how attempts at equality such as accountability and standardization movements have failed to close opportunity gaps for vulnerable and marginalized…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Educational Opportunities, Accountability, Special Education
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Mahfouz, Julia; Barkauskas, Nikolaus J.; Sausner, Erica B.; Kornhaber, Mindy L. – Education and Urban Society, 2018
This qualitative study focuses on school administrators' understandings and actions as leaders of the Common Core reform. In interviews with eight school and district leaders from five diverse districts in Pennsylvania, several aspects of Common Core, or PA Core, implementation were consistent across regardless of student population demographics…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Administrator Role, Leadership Role, Common Core State Standards
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Walker, T. Anthony – Education and Urban Society, 2017
This article explores past and current education testing frameworks as a pretext for constructing a policy platform with the efficacy to transform systems and structures that hinder opportunities and resist equitable practices. The rise of accountability in education public policy has brought about intended and unintended outcomes. As prescribed,…
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational History, Equal Education, Educational Policy
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Perzigian, Aaron B.; Afacan, Kemal; Justin, Whitney; Wilkerson, Kimber L. – Education and Urban Society, 2017
Urban school districts are comprised of many diverse high school environments including comprehensive neighborhood schools as well as a variety of smaller alternative models that focus on innovative practices, behavior remediation, or academic recovery. In terms of enrollment distribution, urban school districts are increasingly offering…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Traditional Schools, Nontraditional Education, High Schools
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Margolis, Jason; Meese, Alison A.; Doring, Anne – Education and Urban Society, 2016
This article presents both sides of the debate as to whether urban teachers need structure or freedom, and then takes a stand on urban teaching in the current high-stakes assessment climate. First, we trace the 30-year development of American educational policy in the area of structuring teaching. Then, we present research from proponents of…
Descriptors: Urban Teaching, Freedom, Educational Policy, Educational Legislation
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Francois, Chantal – Education and Urban Society, 2014
Although national trends of urban adolescent reading underachievement suggest that schools are unable to adequately support this population's reading development, some studies have demonstrated that urban schools can operate to raise student achievement, thereby disrupting national trends. In this study, the author investigates one such school…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Literacy Education, Literacy, Educational Improvement
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Ertas, Nevbahar; Roch, Christine H. – Education and Urban Society, 2014
For-profit educational management organizations (EMOs) are a growing phenomenon in public education, and they are an integral part of charter school reform in many states. Research suggests that charter schools operated by for-profit entities may take a more entrepreneurial approach when expanding their operations and thus may be more inclined to…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Equal Education, Enrollment, Disadvantaged Youth
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Chilton, Bradley; Chwialkowski, Paul – Education and Urban Society, 2014
Is the U.S. Supreme Court inviting litigants to take aim at unraveling injunctions in institutional reform litigation--especially consent decrees in the schools? In "Horne v. Flores" (2009), the court remanded a 17-year-old school reform case to a federal judge with orders to look beyond consent decrees on financing, reducing class…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Educational Change, Immersion Programs, Bilingual Education
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Franco, M. Suzanne; Seidel, Kent – Education and Urban Society, 2014
Value-added approaches for attributing student growth to teachers often use weighted estimates of building-level factors based on "typical" schools to represent a range of community, school, and other variables related to teacher and student work that are not easily measured directly. This study examines whether such estimates are likely…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Academic Achievement, Models, Computation
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