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Medina, Monica A.; Grim, Jim; Cosby, Gayle; Brodnax, Rita – Peabody Journal of Education, 2020
Demand for school reform, particularly urban schools labeled as "failing," requires a community engagement strategy centered on intermingled social problems: poverty, racial isolation and discrimination, cultural clashes, socio-economic inequalities, and funding disparities. While school administrators are challenged to turn schools…
Descriptors: Community Schools, School Councils, Urban Schools, Public Schools
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Statti, Aubrey; Torres, Kelly M. – Peabody Journal of Education, 2020
The article seeks to explore and evaluate the current research regarding the use of technology in community school classrooms. The article will discuss current trends in digital learning as well as recommendations for the future integration of a technology curriculum in community schools. Additionally, the article will explore potential…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Community Schools, Electronic Learning, Educational Trends
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Smetackova, Irena; Viktorova, Ida; Lauermann, Marek; Jones, Chris – Peabody Journal of Education, 2020
In this article, we present the results of an international comparative study on the concept of Community School across nine eastern European and Eurasian countries. The study sample consists of two schools considered to be Community Schools from each country (N = 451 teachers); a teacher survey was conducted and the implementation of the…
Descriptors: Community Schools, Comparative Education, Teacher Attitudes, Program Implementation
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Kovacs, Maria – Peabody Journal of Education, 2020
If judged against prevailing understandings of community schools (CSs) in the scholarly literature, all Romanian schools should qualify as CSs in light of the regulatory framework. However, few Romanian schools are genuinely CSs. This article describes a recent NGO-led initiative to assist Romanian schools in becoming CSs and explores the nature…
Descriptors: Community Schools, Educational Practices, Educational Policy, Nongovernmental Organizations
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Jones, Chris – Peabody Journal of Education, 2020
In at least 55 countries worldwide, from, India to Canada, Russia to New Zealand, and Egypt to South Africa, Community, Schools are being developed. The International Centre of Excellence for Community Schools (ICECS) is a new non-government organization (NGO) established with funding from C. S. Mott Foundation, which is developing actual and…
Descriptors: Community Schools, Institutional Characteristics, Educational Quality, Educational Development
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Martelli, Maria – Peabody Journal of Education, 2020
Understanding students' and teachers' representations of relevant learning is key to providing better learning programs. This article aims to show the various ways in which relevant learning is conceptualized in different community schools in Romania. First, it pays attention to differences and similarities in the students' and the teachers'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Community Schools, Relevance (Education), Student Attitudes
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Hill, Ruth Alisha – Peabody Journal of Education, 2020
This article reviews research on "wraparound" or "community schools" models by discussing the benefits, current educational needs, and measures of success for the models. It examines research on learner outcomes related to the program models in areas of students' academic achievement and finds generally positive outcomes on a…
Descriptors: Community Schools, School Community Relationship, Holistic Approach, Partnerships in Education
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Fomina, Elena – Peabody Journal of Education, 2020
This article seeks to explore the support framework for Community Schools in the Russian regions. As an educational and social phenomenon, Russian Community Schools arose in 1996-1997 in Siberia. By the beginning of 2014, the Community Schools were spread from Kaliningrad in the west to Vladivostok in the east of Russia. The article begins with…
Descriptors: Community Schools, Educational History, Networks, Facilitators (Individuals)
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Chouhan, Jagdish; Handsley, Stephen; Herriot, Christopher; McGowan, Marilyn – Peabody Journal of Education, 2020
This article seeks to evaluate the impact of an International partnership between De Montfort University (DMU), a UK-based Higher Education (HE) institution, and Evans High School[TM], a Community Partnership School, located in the US state of Florida. Informed by the application of Maslow's hierarchy of need, the success of Evans High School is…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, International Cooperation, Universities
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Carruba-Rogel, Zuleyma; Durán, Richard P.; Solis, Bertin – Peabody Journal of Education, 2019
A case study of a Latinx parent-school engagement program is presented illustrating how immigrant parents became collective political actors providing input into their California school district's formulation of its Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). The LCAP was part of newly adopted statewide Local Control Funding Formula policy providing…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Family Literacy, Parents, Parent School Relationship
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Ojeda, Alejandro Gonzalez; Frey, Nancy; Fisher, Douglas; Lapp, Diane – Peabody Journal of Education, 2019
In 2013, the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) was enacted to replace the previous California school finance system. The purpose was to stream various funding sources (e.g., basic revenues, categorical funds, block grants) such that districts could engage in comprehensive planning to support all students. Additional monies designated for…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, School District Autonomy, Accountability, Funding Formulas
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Porras, Diana A. – Peabody Journal of Education, 2019
Understanding why and how stakeholders become involved in education governance, and with what consequence, is critical to the success of any equity-minded participatory policy. This area of inquiry is especially salient to California's education law called the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP). LCAP requires local district officials to…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Mothers, Bilingual Students, Parent Participation
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Taylor, Kendra; Anderson, Jeremy; Frankenberg, Erica – Peabody Journal of Education, 2019
Since the Supreme Court's 2007 "Parents Involved" decision, school districts have been pursuing integration in more legally and politically charged environments. The retreat of the federal government in the racial integration of schools is well documented, but less understood is what local school districts are doing to fill that void.…
Descriptors: School Segregation, Racial Segregation, Residential Patterns, School Desegregation
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Houck, Eric A.; Murray, Brittany C. – Peabody Journal of Education, 2019
Sixty-five years after the "Brown v. Board" decision, American schools are re-segregated and re-segregating. The mechanisms of this re-segregation are legal action, voluntary moves towards unitary status, unintended consequences of integration-oriented strategies, and an increasing trend towards the fracturing, or splintering of school…
Descriptors: School Resegregation, Racial Segregation, School Districts, Student Diversity
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Grooms, Ain – Peabody Journal of Education, 2019
In the 1954 "Brown v. Board of Education" case, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled segregated schools unconstitutional, and the process of school desegregation fell mostly to Black children. For over 35 years, Black families in St. Louis City have been using school transfers to cross boundaries in order to send their children to higher…
Descriptors: Suburban Schools, School Districts, Desegregation Litigation, School Desegregation
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