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Hines, Erik M.; Moore, James L., III; Mayes, Renae D.; Harris, Paul C.; Vega, Desireé; Robinson, Dwan V.; Gray, Crystal N.; Jackson, Candice E. – Urban Education, 2020
Much attention has been paid to administrators and teachers in turnaround schools; however, little focus, if any, is given to school counselors and the vital role that they play in improving student outcomes. In turnaround schools, it is critical that all school personnel are involved in improving school outcomes, such as academic achievement and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, School Turnaround, Counselor Role, School Counselors
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Havlik, Stacey A.; Schultheis, Kara; Schneider, Kaitlyn; Neason, Erin – Urban Education, 2020
Through engaging in interviews with 10 local educational agency liaisons, this study provides insight into their roles, challenges, and training in serving children and youth experiencing homelessness. Using thematic analysis to analyze transcripts, common themes were uncovered. The findings highlight the liaisons' challenges related to…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Urban Areas, School Districts, Agency Role
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Hines-Datiri, Dorothy; Carter Andrews, Dorinda J. – Urban Education, 2020
Black girls are more likely to be suspended or expelled through exclusionary discipline than their female counterparts, but continue to be overlooked and understudied. This article presents a case for using critical race feminism and figured worlds as theoretical frameworks for examining the effects of zero tolerance policies on Black girls. We…
Descriptors: African American Students, Females, Suspension, Expulsion
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Woulfin, Sarah L. – Urban Education, 2020
This article explicates the structure, content, and pedagogy of an urban district's professional development for literacy coaches. To analyze qualitative data on a district's yearlong coach professional development, I utilize situated cognition theory. Observation and interview data reveal that the coach community of practice (CCOP) was a venue in…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Professional Development, Urban Schools, Literacy
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Li, Nan; Peters, Angela W. – Urban Education, 2020
English Language Learners (ELLs) are the fastest growing segment of school population, especially in urban schools. The teaching workforce has relatively unchanged to match this fast growth. Data found no measurable difference in the percentages of teachers' ethnic backgrounds between 1999-2000 and 2007-2008. This mismatch creates the demand for…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Preschool Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Teacher Education Programs
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Turner, Erica O.; Spain, Angeline K. – Urban Education, 2020
How do school district administrators make sense of educational equity as they undertake reform? This study examines tracking policymaking in two urban school districts. Using case studies and an interpretive approach, the study highlights school district leaders' shifting ways of making sense of tracking and (in)equity while facing achievement…
Descriptors: Budgets, Retrenchment, Track System (Education), Gifted
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Marschall, Melissa J.; Shah, Paru R. – Urban Education, 2020
This study compares what schools are doing to engage parents and analyzes the efficacy of these initiatives across predominantly Black, Latino, and White schools. Using the National Center for Education Statistics's (NCES) Schools and Staffing Surveys (SASS, 1999-2004), we specify a model that accounts both for factors associated with school…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Educational Policy, Program Effectiveness, Minority Groups
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Martinez, Matthew J. – Urban Education, 2020
This study investigates how teachers' perceptions of student problems are affected by school-level student/teacher racial compositions. Utilizing the full spectrum of student/teacher racial compositions, results from nonlinear models show that students, regardless of their individual racial background, will be evaluated partially on the racial…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Racial Composition, Educational Environment, Racial Identification
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Pizarro, Marcos; Kohli, Rita – Urban Education, 2020
Racial battle fatigue (RBF) has been operationalized as the psychological, emotional, and physiological toll of confronting racism. In this article, RBF is used to analyze the toll of racism on teachers of Color who work within a predominantly White profession. We present counterstories of justice-oriented, urban, teachers of Color who demonstrate…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Minority Group Teachers, Teaching Conditions, Social Justice
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Billingham, Chase M. – Urban Education, 2019
Recent research has determined that racial segregation within school districts has decreased, on average, over the past two decades, even as segregation between school districts has persisted. Although case studies have documented White families' return to urban public schools, with potential implications for segregation patterns, quantitative…
Descriptors: School Segregation, School Districts, Urban Schools, Public Schools
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Annamma, Subini Ancy; Anyon, Yolanda; Joseph, Nicole M.; Farrar, Jordan; Greer, Eldridge; Downing, Barbara; Simmons, John – Urban Education, 2019
Using Critical Race Theory and Critical Race Feminism as guiding conceptual frameworks, this mixed-methods empirical study examines Black girls' exclusionary discipline outcomes. First, we examined disciplinary data from a large urban school district to assess racial group differences in office referral reasons and disparities for Black girls in…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Race, Feminism, African American Students
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Jacobs, Katrina Bartow – Urban Education, 2019
Drawing on culturally responsive pedagogy (CRP) and the development of cultural competence, this study explores how teacher learners in a critical inquiry group narrated and discussed their urban field experiences, particularly in regard to equity-oriented literacy education. More specifically, this study demonstrates both the impact that…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Culturally Relevant Education, Literacy Education, Equal Education
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Kokka, Kari – Urban Education, 2019
Using an ecological approach to trauma-informed care and radical healing, this case study explores how one Title I public middle school mathematics classroom offered students opportunities to engage in healing practices through the use of Social Justice Mathematics. Findings indicate that students identified their emotions, engaged in structural…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Consciousness Raising, Middle School Mathematics, Middle School Students
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Portnoi, Laura M.; Kwong, Tiffany M. – Urban Education, 2019
Drawing upon standpoint theory and phenomenology, this study chronicles the lived experiences of 16 successful female first-generation students of color as they pursued K-12 schooling and accessed higher education. Findings indicate that a complex set of school, family, peer, and personal factors affected students' lived experiences in their urban…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Resistance (Psychology), Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Delale-O'Connor, Lori; Graham, DaVonna L. – Urban Education, 2019
This study focused on teachers' perceptions of caregiver support for engaging in conversations about race in the classroom. We analyzed data from the Teachers' Race Talk Survey, an exploratory survey that examines teachers' perceptions about discussing race and racial violence in the classroom. Our analyses suggested that respondents espoused…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Race, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Racial Bias
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