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Robert, Catherine; Okilwa, Nathern S. A. – Education and Urban Society, 2019
In 2011, the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) conducted a compliance review of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) to examine the district's provision of resources and opportunities to schools with predominantly African American students as compared with schools with predominantly White students. The purpose of this study is to examine the…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, School Districts, Compliance (Legal), African American Students
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Tichavakunda, Antar A. – Education and Urban Society, 2019
There are two, related types of college readiness: (a) cognitive--students' test scores and grades and (b) noncognitive--students' academic mind-sets, behaviors, and motivation. This study uses an ethnographic approach to examine how an afterschool program for Latina/o high school youth fosters noncognitive factors of college readiness. Based on…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Ethnography, Hispanic American Students, After School Programs
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Straubhaar, Rolf; Gottfried, Michael – Education and Urban Society, 2016
Building upon previous research on how personal and demographic characteristics of teachers are correlated with larger issues in teacher recruitment and retention, this study contributes unique insight into the personal attributes, characteristics, and career aspirations of new teachers brought into teaching in Los Angeles through the Teach For…
Descriptors: Teacher Recruitment, Alternative Teacher Certification, Beginning Teachers, Occupational Aspiration
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Education and Urban Society, 1984
In Los Angeles, where Anglos are a relatively small and declining minority, where Hispanics are becoming the majority, and where projections show more Black than Anglo students within a few years, desegregation is only feasible within a metropolitan context. (CMG)
Descriptors: Black Population Trends, Desegregation Effects, Desegregation Litigation, Desegregation Plans
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Picus, Lawrence O.; Bryan, Jimmy L. – Education and Urban Society, 1997
Discusses the economic implications to Los Angeles (California) of K-12 public education funding from educational agencies. It reveals the relative size of the K-12 public education sector in the United States and summarizes the role of education in the Los Angeles area in terms of human capital, enhancements in industrial productivity, and…
Descriptors: Economic Impact, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Human Capital
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O'Shea, David – Education and Urban Society, 1975
The future stability of the Los Angeles school district as a single entity is questioned. Various problems that add instability to the system's present decentralization plans are discussed. Among them are achievement and academic performance. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Community Control, Decentralization