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Warren, Mark R.; Calderón, José; Kupscznk, Luke Aubry; Squires, Gregory; Su, Celina – Urban Education, 2018
Contrary to the charge that advocacy-oriented research cannot meet social science research standards because it is inherently biased, the authors of this article argue that collaborative, community-engaged scholarship (CCES) must meet high standards of rigor if it is to be useful to support equity-oriented, social justice agendas. In fact, they…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Community Involvement, Cooperation, Advocacy
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Garcia, Gina A.; Ramirez, Jenesis J. – Urban Education, 2018
As enrollment-driven postsecondary institutions, Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) must actively find ways to better "serve" their students. Guided by Stanton-Salazar's social capital framework, this study sought to understand how institutional agents use various forms of capital to develop structures that support and empower…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Minority Group Students, Student Empowerment, Leadership Responsibility
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Kohli, Rita – Urban Education, 2018
Despite recruitment efforts, teachers of Color are underrepresented and leaving the teaching force at faster rates than their White counterparts. Using Critical Race Theory to analyze and present representative qualitative narratives from 218 racial justice-oriented, urban teachers of color, this article affirms that urban schools--despite serving…
Descriptors: Minority Group Teachers, Urban Teaching, Urban Schools, Critical Theory
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Horn, Ilana Seidel – Urban Education, 2018
Using a learning design perspective on No Child Left Behind (NCLB), I examine how accountability policy shaped urban educators' instructional sensemaking. Focusing on the role of policy-rooted classifications, I examine conversations from a middle school mathematics teacher team as a "best case" because they worked diligently to comply…
Descriptors: Accountability, Instructional Design, Middle School Teachers, Mathematics Teachers
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Bristol, Travis J. – Urban Education, 2018
One urban district administered the Black Male Teacher Environment Survey (BMTES) to each of its Black male teachers to measure their school-based experiences. This article highlights descriptive statistics from the 86 Black male teacher respondents. Findings suggest that participants' background characteristics and school-based experiences varied…
Descriptors: African American Teachers, Males, Urban Schools, School Districts
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Allen, Quaylan; White-Smith, Kimberly – Urban Education, 2018
This study examines parental involvement practices, the cultural wealth, and school experiences of poor and working-class mothers of Black boys. Drawing upon data from an ethnographic study, we examine qualitative interviews with four Black mothers. Using critical race theory and cultural wealth frameworks, we explore the mothers' approaches to…
Descriptors: African Americans, Mothers, Parent Student Relationship, Sons
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Farinde-Wu, Abiola; Fitchett, Paul G. – Urban Education, 2018
Job satisfaction may decrease teacher attrition. Furthermore, job satisfaction correlates with teacher retention, which may influence school building climate and student achievement. Potentially affecting students' progress and seeking to reduce attrition rates among Black teachers, this quantitative study uses data from the 2007-2008 Schools and…
Descriptors: African American Teachers, Females, Teaching Conditions, Job Satisfaction
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Welsh, Richard O. – Urban Education, 2018
Student mobility and school segregation are two important issues with significant equity implications for urban school districts that are often addressed separately. This article examines the relationship between student mobility and school segregation. The findings indicate that more segregated schools typically have smaller within-school…
Descriptors: Student Mobility, School Segregation, Racial Segregation, Achievement Gap
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Harper, Shaun R.; Smith, Edward J.; Davis, Charles H. F., III – Urban Education, 2018
Presented in this article is a case study of Black students' enrollment, persistence, and graduation at Cityville University, an urban commuter institution. We combine quantitative data from the University's Office of Institutional Research and the U.S. Department of Education with qualitative insights gathered in interviews with students,…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Race, African American Students, Undergraduate Students
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Peters-Hawkins, April L.; Reed, Latish C.; Kingsberry, Francemise – Urban Education, 2018
The Dynamic Leadership Succession model is used to analyze a leadership succession case in an urban school district. The qualitative findings show that the district did not forecast school leadership needs well; however, the principal sought to develop and mentor teacher leaders as her assistant principals. Second, sustaining efforts within the…
Descriptors: Principals, Urban Schools, Administrative Change, Change Strategies
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Flennaugh, Terry K.; Cooper Stein, Kristy S.; Carter Andrews, Dorinda J. – Urban Education, 2018
This qualitative study investigated how educators in urban second-chance high school settings made sense of their work with formerly disconnected youth. Using Duncan-Andrade's framework of critical hope, we examined how adults' orientations toward hope shaped the educational context in ways that were necessary and sufficient for student success.…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Urban Schools, High School Students, Nontraditional Education
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Dixson, Adrienne D. – Urban Education, 2018
This article explores activism, education, and the #BlackLivesMatter movement. Using critical race theory (CRT), I analyze what this emergence of primarily youth-led activism means in the context of decades of neoliberal education reform. I raise specific questions about how youth-led activism, which has its genesis in and is largely shaped by…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Race, Activism, Neoliberalism
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Royal, Camika; Dodo Seriki, Vanessa – Urban Education, 2018
This article examines the 2015 Atlanta cheating scandal trials and sentencing. Using critical race theory, the authors argue that cheating is a natural outgrowth of market-based school reform and that racial realism will always lead to scrutiny of Black performance. The sentences of these Black educators is overkill, rooted in anti-Blackness, and…
Descriptors: Cheating, African American Teachers, Educational Malpractice, Educational Change
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Lewis-McCoy, R. L'Heureux – Urban Education, 2018
This article explores the range of experiences and meanings of Black life in suburban space. Drawing from educational, historical, and sociological literatures, I argue that an underconsideration of suburban space has left many portraits of educational inequality incomplete. The article outlines the emergence of American suburbs and the formation…
Descriptors: Suburbs, Youth, Suburban Schools, Race
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Mayorga, Edwin; Picower, Bree – Urban Education, 2018
In the era of Black Lives Matter (#BLM), urban teacher education does not exist in isolation. The White supremacist, neoliberal context that impacts all aspects of Black lives also serves to support antiblackness within the structures of teacher education. In this article, the authors, who are grounded in a race radical analytical and political…
Descriptors: Urban Education, Race, Activism, Racial Bias
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