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Niazov, Anya – Education and Urban Society, 2020
Despite ongoing reform efforts, academic achievement in the U.S. educational system is declining both on internal measures as well as on international comparative assessments. While students from affluent backgrounds continue to do well academically, there is a growing achievement gap as underprivileged urban students fall further behind. This…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Educational Change, Achievement Gap, School Effectiveness
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Cwikla, Julie – Education and Urban Society, 2007
This article details a 5-year evolution of a middle school mathematics faculty serving predominantly economically at-risk students. Faculty members worked to improve students' mathematics test scores, used a scripted curriculum, and integrated National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) standards-based activities. Schools nationwide are…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, High Risk Students, Mathematics Tests, Mathematics Teachers
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Jeynes, William H. – Education and Urban Society, 2005
This study examines the effects of attending religious revival services on the educational and behavioral outcomes of urban students. Specifically, the influence of attending the most recognized revival of the past decade is analyzed. Urban student attendees from throughout the United States attend, are surveyed, and then are randomly selected to…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Quality of Life, Family Life, Control Groups