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Steel, Manon – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2020
State takeover has become a consistent policy prescription for school districts who become financially insolvent and/or have low academic achievement. A look at the state of Michigan's state takeover laws and the case study of Detroit Public Schools (DPS) demonstrates the negative consequences and nuances of the policy to improve academic…
Descriptors: School Districts, Educational Improvement, State Legislation, Educational Legislation
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Pak, Katie; Parsons, Arianna – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2020
When exploring the achievement of students with disabilities (SWDs) in today's educational context of standards-based reform, scholars typically debate the merits and disadvantages of including SWDs in general education classrooms. Yet these debates in the fields of special education, policy implementation, and standards-based reform are largely…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, Inclusion, Equal Education, Individualized Instruction
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Brown, Sia Elle – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2020
A lead instructional coach at a social justice-oriented summer tech program for students of color reflects on feedback she received from other members of the organization's leadership. Students were admonished for using phones, wearing headphones, taking breaks, and choosing when to participate in activities. Leaders of the organization wanted to…
Descriptors: African American Students, Summer Programs, Technology Education, Student Behavior
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Cross, Nina – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2020
This paper examines two language practices of students in a predominantly African American bilingual second grade class: language play and identity formation. Prevalent notions about legitimate language knowledge are visible in the school's curriculum, language goals, and assessment requirements. Additionally, discussions about bilingual…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 2, Bilingual Students, Bilingual Education
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Thakurta, Ankhi; Kannan, Chloe; Setiawan, David; Kosasih, Marco; Ghiso, María Paula; Campano, Gerald – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2020
What is the power of the collective, and how is it practically leveraged in the context of community-based educational research? In this article, members of the STA Community Research Partnership, a literacy focused project that has linked diverse racial, ethnic, cultural, and linguistic communities with university researchers for nearly a decade,…
Descriptors: Educational Research, School Community Relationship, Universities, Intergenerational Programs
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Hausburg, Taylor – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2020
In this article, I weave practice and theory into a framework for distinguishing between school-community "engagement" and school-community "collaboration," by considering if and how each approach integrates school- and community-based knowledge. I argue that, while school-community engagement efforts build students' knowledge…
Descriptors: School Community Relationship, Learning, Partnerships in Education, Foreign Countries
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Farinde-Wu, Abiola; Griffen, Aaron J. – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2019
Black teachers are disproportionately underrepresented in U.S. public schools. Over the past five decades, the percentage of Black teachers has not surpassed nine percent. Considering this trend, teacher education programs play a vital role in the retention of Black teachers. Hence, inadequate teacher preparation produces ineffective teachers,…
Descriptors: African American Teachers, Females, Women Faculty, Public Schools
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Dealy, Ann – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2019
In the United States, almost one-quarter of all youth are children of immigrants and it is projected that by 2040 over a third of all children will be growing up in immigrant households (Suarez-Orozco & Suarez-Orozco, 2010). This shift in demographics has the potential to compound the inability that many school districts demonstrate to…
Descriptors: Teacher Empowerment, Teacher Leadership, Social Justice, Faculty Development
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Myers, Aimee – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2019
Teachers in urban schools often struggle with being micro-managed by administration, especially when vertical alignment and assessment policies are heavily enforced. This study explores a culturally responsive teaching (CRT) approach to mandated curriculum within an urban classroom. By examining the teacher's use of 19th century British…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Urban Schools, Culturally Relevant Education, English Literature
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Plummer, Emily C.; Stornaiuolo, Amy; So-Qui-Li I, Go-Gi-Sgk; Lott, Jamal; Marrero, Cierra Lynn; McLaine, Destynn Z.; Murray-Scott, Darrick; Summers, Kristopher; Thompson, Shannon; Torres, Karroline; Williams, Nakeya; Monea, Bethany – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2019
In this collaboratively written piece, a team of researchers and high school students reflect on their participatory ethnography work in a literacy-focused space within a Philadelphia public high school. The authors collectively explore the critical components of their still-unfolding research: participatory space-building, which entails creating…
Descriptors: High School Students, Public Schools, Writing Instruction, Laboratories
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Rhodes, Richard Jeffrey – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2019
Relationships matter. In urban education, the positive relationships between students and teachers are vitally important. Stories can be powerful tools that, when utilized effectively, help forge and enhance relationships. Story sharing is an effective strategy to promote and expose the common connections that lead to positive relationships. This…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Story Telling, Sharing Behavior, Learner Engagement