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DeMatthews, David E.; Izquierdo, Elena – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2020
This qualitative case study is focused on one high-performing urban elementary school that worked to address inequities within the school and community for two decades partly through dual language education. This neighborhood public school has been one of the district's highest-performers for the prior 15 years, was one of the first schools in the…
Descriptors: Social Justice, School Effectiveness, Geographic Regions, Urban Schools
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Salisbury, Jason D. – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2020
This qualitative case study demonstrates how anti-racist instructional leaders at Oakwood High School were able to leverage organizational improvement tools to support sustained school-wide teacher usage of culturally relevant practices. Findings demonstrate how leaders developed a web of organizational structures, routines, and artifacts that…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, High Schools, Instructional Leadership, Instructional Improvement
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Galloway, Mollie K.; Ishimaru, Ann M. – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2020
The current study examined the role formal leaders can play in creating routines and practices to foster and sustain organizational leadership of equity-focused teams of educators, parents, and students in schools. Using a case study methodology, we explored how a Black female K-8 school leader steeped in social justice leadership work and a white…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Capacity Building, Principals, Social Justice
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Scanlan, Martin; Park, Haerin – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2020
A key dimension to social justice leadership is building authentic partnerships with families and community-based organizations to confront educational inequities. Authentic partnerships are respectful alliances among educators, families, and community agencies that value building relationships, communicating across difference, and sharing power…
Descriptors: Stakeholders, Community Schools, Personal Narratives, Social Justice
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Irby, Decoteau J.; Meyers, Coby V.; Salisbury, Jason D. – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2020
This introduction to the special issue "Improving Schools by Strategically Connecting Equity Leadership and Organizational Improvement Perspectives" establishes the need for and presents an overview of the issue's empirical research accounts of how anti-racist and social justice-oriented school leaders established organizational…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Equal Education, Leadership, Social Justice
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Baker, Ryan S.; Berning, Andrew W.; Gowda, Sujith M.; Zhang, Shizhu; Hawn, Aaron – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2020
Dropout remains a persistent challenge within high school education. In this paper, we present a case study on automatically detecting whether a student is at-risk of dropout within a diverse school district in Texas. We predict whether a student will drop out in a future school year from data on students' discipline, attendance, course-taking,…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, High School Students, Dropout Prevention, Student Diversity
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Eugene, Danielle R. – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2020
This multilevel study examined the effects of socioeconomic status (SES) and student perceptions of school climate on academic achievement at the student and school levels. Data used were from the Education Longitudinal Study of 2002. The sample included 9,518 students enrolled in 584 public high schools. The results revealed that student-level…
Descriptors: Models, Educational Environment, Socioeconomic Status, Student Attitudes
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Ginsberg, Ricki – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2020
Using theories of positioning, emotion, and power as a lens, this study explores the lived experiences of a reader labeled as struggling who was enrolled in four different course contexts: traditional high school English, high school remedial reading, high school Young Adult Literature, and college English. Interview data suggests the participant…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Power Structure, Labeling (of Persons), High School Students
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Plasman, Jay Stratte; Gottfried, Michael A.; Klasik, Daniel – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2020
The ink from the reauthorization of the Perkins Act -- the federal policy governing career and technical education (CTE) -- in the summer of 2018 is still fresh. This much-needed update builds upon some of the major tenets of the 2006 version, including emphases on increasing the participation of low-income students in CTE and encouraging CTE…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Vocational Education, Low Income Students, Access to Education
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Shafi, Adeela Ahmed – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2019
This study explored the nature of disengagement in young people serving custodial sentences. This was in order to gain new theoretical insights into strategies for their reengagement with education. This is because 90% of young offenders who drop out of school prior to incarceration are reportedly disengaged (dropout being an indicator of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions, Correctional Education
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Sheikh, Mehak; Koc, Yasin; Anderson, Joel R. – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2019
The world currently has the highest documented level of displaced people in recorded history. This includes a large number of individuals who are spending their youth as asylum seekers or refugees, which often impedes their access to and engagement with educational pursuits. Given that education has been shown to be a fundamental factor to…
Descriptors: Educational Experience, Refugees, Well Being, Land Settlement
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Barnes, Erica M.; Oliveira, Alandeom W.; Dickinson, David K. – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2019
Little analytical scrutiny has been devoted to teacher accommodation of academic language at the early childhood level, despite being a critical school-level factor to consider when addressing at-risk learners' academic needs. The present study investigates how fifteen Head Start teachers support three components of academic language during…
Descriptors: Academic Language, Preschool Education, Disadvantaged Youth, Syntax
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Cipriano, Christina; Barnes, Tia N.; Rivers, Susan E.; Brackett, Marc – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2019
The present paper examines if developmental pathways for students at risk for academic failure can be improved through social and emotional learning (SEL). Specifically, we test this hypothesis by accounting for shifts in student engagement, a highly studied and malleable construct often inclusive of SEL interventions, as the pathway by which to…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, At Risk Students, Intervention, Academic Failure
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Bowers, Alex J.; Zhou, Xiaoliang – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2019
Early Warning Systems (EWS) and Early Warning Indictors (EWI) have recently emerged as an attractive domain for states and school districts interested in predicting student outcomes using data that schools already collect with the intention to better time and tailor interventions. However, current diagnostic measures used across the domain do not…
Descriptors: Accuracy, Predictor Variables, Outcomes of Education, Educational Diagnosis
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Thomas, Johanna; Thomas, Shaun; Drawve, Grant; Rhodes, Judith – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2019
This study examines risk and protective factors associated with on-time grade attainment among a cohort of high risk elementary age youth 3 years post truancy intervention. Conjunctive Analysis of Case Configurations was used to identify dominant subpopulation profiles and assess distinctions in the likelihood of on-time grade completion among…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Elementary School Students, Truancy, Student Promotion
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