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Monaghan, David B.; Hawkins, Jamie; Hernandez, Anthony – Education and Urban Society, 2020
Prior research has discussed high school counselors' role in students' experience, but counselors' understandings of their work and of students has received little commentary. We interviewed counselors in a high-poverty, low-performing urban school district in which two structural elements shape how counselors make sense of their work. First,…
Descriptors: School Counselors, High Schools, Disadvantaged Schools, Poverty
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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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Garcia-Reid, Pauline; Lardier, David T., Jr.; Reid, Robert J.; Opara, Ijeoma – Education and Urban Society, 2020
Despite the broader academic gains experienced by Hispanic students, who represent the largest minority group in the United States, they remain the least educated of all major ethnic groups, and our understanding of their academic needs and strengths remains woefully inadequate. Therefore, this study examined the risk (e.g., sexual risk taking)…
Descriptors: Health Behavior, At Risk Persons, Ethnicity, Hispanic American Students
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Griffen, Jacalyn – Education and Urban Society, 2019
Federal initiatives place school counselors at the forefront of increasing college access for students in underserved communities. Although college enrollment rates have increased, low attainment rates persist in low socioeconomic communities and communities of color. Families in these communities aspire for their children to go to college but…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, High Schools, School Culture, School Counselors
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Delale-O'Connor, Lori – Education and Urban Society, 2019
Scholars have long acknowledged that the information parents have about schools is the "Achilles' heel" of school choice. Although much has been written about school choice, far less is known about the information disseminated to help families make choices. I construct a case study of the dissemination and accessibility of choice…
Descriptors: Information Dissemination, Readability, Marketing, Urban Schools
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Rodriguez, Paul J.; Briscoe, Felecia – Education and Urban Society, 2019
This ethnographic study of an urban Catholic high school examines its college culture, particular in regard to the Catholic School Advantage (CSA). We collected and critically analyzed multiple forms of data (archival, interviews, observations) at St. Peters High School (SPH) and its adjoining parish. We found a caring and holistic approach to…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Catholic Schools, High Schools, Neoliberalism
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Grooms, Ain A. – Education and Urban Society, 2019
Sewall County, located in metropolitan Atlanta, and its public school system experienced significant demographic change between 2000 and 2010. The population doubled, reaching more than 200,000 residents, and its percentage of White residents fell by 25% to just more than 55%. Its public school system is now considered majority-minority. Using the…
Descriptors: Metropolitan Areas, Public Schools, School Districts, Urban Demography
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Green, Terrance L. – Education and Urban Society, 2018
For decades, reform has been a persistent issue in urban schools. Research suggests that urban school reforms that are connected to equitable community development efforts are more sustainable, and that principals play a pivot role in leading such efforts. Yet, limited research has explored how urban school principals connect school reform with…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Community Development, Educational Change, School Community Relationship
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Gist, Conra D.; White, Terrenda; Bianco, Margarita – Education and Urban Society, 2018
This research study examines the learning experiences of 11th- and 12th-grade Black girls participating in a precollegiate program committed to increasing the number of Teachers of Color entering the profession by viewing a teaching career as an act of social justice committed to educational equity. The pipeline functions as an education reform…
Descriptors: Females, African American Teachers, Minority Group Teachers, Learning Experience
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Checkoway, Barry; Lipa, Todd; Vivyan, Erika; Zurvalec, Sue – Education and Urban Society, 2017
What are some strategies for engaging suburban students in dialogues on diversity in new American metropolis? This question is important, especially at a time when some suburbs are changing from "segregated" to "segregated and diverse," and scholarship is needed to guide their discussion. This article analyzes efforts by a…
Descriptors: Metropolitan Areas, School Districts, Student Diversity, Ethnicity
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Hochbein, Craig; Carpenter, Bradley – Education and Urban Society, 2017
This article assesses the association between the Title I School Improvement Grant (SIG) program's personnel replacement policy and teacher employment patterns within an urban school district. Hannan and Freeman's population ecology model allowed the authors to consider schools within districts as individual organizations nested within a larger…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Urban Schools, School Districts, Teacher Transfer
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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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Holland, Nicole E. – Education and Urban Society, 2016
Engagement in and transitions between academic institutions may be enhanced for African American urban youth if we consider the role of religiosity, spirituality, and places of worship. This article presents the manner by which African American university students, who attended public high schools, conveyed the influence of their religious and…
Descriptors: African Americans, College Students, Public Schools, High Schools
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García-Tuñón, Guillermo M.; Cistone, Peter J.; Reio, Thomas G., Jr. – Education and Urban Society, 2016
The purpose of this research was to examine the factors and elements that contributed to the success and longevity of an exemplary Jesuit high school leader. Through an exemplary case study approach, qualitative and quantitative data were collected. Instead of merely employing one of two leadership frames, the convergent evidence suggested that…
Descriptors: Success, Sustainability, Leadership Effectiveness, High Schools
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Fredman, Amy J.; Schultz, Nicole J.; Hoffman, Mary F. – Education and Urban Society, 2015
Scholars have become more attentive to lesbian/gay/bisexual/transsexual/queer/questioning (LGBTQ) topics as queer perspectives become increasingly prevalent in middle and high school environments. This study examines how educators navigate social and academic environments in order to incorporate inclusive pedagogical practices and cultivate safe…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Middle Schools
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