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Utt, Jamie; Tochluk, Shelly – Urban Education, 2020
This article asserts that White teachers in urban schools must turn their racialized focus away from implied deficits of students of Color in the "achievement gap" frame and toward the impact their racial identities have on their craft. Through empirical analysis of White teachers' experiences, the article suggests six areas of self-work…
Descriptors: Whites, Teachers, Urban Schools, Racial Factors
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Shabazian, Ani N. – Urban Education, 2020
This study explores how community socioeconomic status (SES), geographical location, and administrator perspectives influence the implementation of exclusionary disciplinary policies. Using Geographical Information Systems mapping technology, in-depth interviewing, and document analysis, this study finds that schools located in high SES sectors…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Discipline, Socioeconomic Status, Community Characteristics
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Baroni, Beverly; Day, Angelique; Somers, Cheryl; Crosby, Shantel; Pennefather, Megan – Urban Education, 2020
Suspension is commonly used in schools, yet these practices can adversely affect students' education well-being and do not improve student behavior. This study assesses the use of the Monarch Room (MR) intervention, a trauma-informed alternative to school discipline suspension policies, among 620 court-involved girls placed in residential care and…
Descriptors: Discipline, Student Behavior, Suspension, Behavior Problems
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Faw, Leah; Jabbar, Huriya – Urban Education, 2020
In recent years, districts have paid special attention to the common practice of "district hopping," families bending geographic school assignment rules by sending a child to a school in a district where the child does not formally reside-usually to a district that is more desirable because of higher performing schools or greater…
Descriptors: Student Mobility, Antisocial Behavior, Crime, School Districts
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Barajas-López, Filiberto; Ishimaru, Ann M. – Urban Education, 2020
Educational researchers, leadership, and policymakers have had the privileged voices and place from which to theorize and address educational inequities. But for some exceptions, nondominant families have been relegated to participation in school-centric "parent involvement" activities. Drawing from a participatory design-based research…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Critical Theory, Race, Parent Participation
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Blitz, Lisa V.; Yull, Denise; Clauhs, Matthew – Urban Education, 2020
Decades of federal economic policies that have concentrated poverty into isolated communities have devastated urban education, and expose youth and families to high stress and trauma. Disproportionately negative outcomes for students of color and those who are economically disadvantaged can be understood as manifestations of negative racial school…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Trauma, Educational Environment, Poverty
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Chambers, Stefanie; Michelson, Melissa R. – Urban Education, 2020
We examine the views of low-income urban parents toward their neighborhood school. Policymakers must understand the attitudes of these individuals, particularly because they represent some of the most vulnerable groups in our education system. As national education policies have made it easier for parents to choose schools, attention has…
Descriptors: Urban Areas, Low Income Groups, Parent Attitudes, Neighborhood Schools
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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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Pearman, Francis A., II. – Urban Education, 2020
This study examines patterns and relations between gentrification and urban schooling across U.S. cities using longitudinal data from 2000 to 2014. The first section presents new statistics on the incidence and distribution of gentrification occurring around urban schools in the United States as a whole. Of the roughly 20% of urban schools located…
Descriptors: Urban Renewal, Urban Schools, Urban Education, Declining Enrollment
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Reddick, Richard J. – Urban Education, 2020
William Banks' 1984 article "Afro-American Scholars in the University" situated Black faculty at predominantly White institutions in a milieu noting the uses and misuses of Black scholars, constituencies in conflict, the range of responses from Black scholars, and the standards and realities for their advancement in academia. Banks…
Descriptors: College Faculty, African American Teachers, Urban Education, Affirmative Action
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Croom, Marcus – Urban Education, 2020
This article focuses on some languaging that occurred during a race event within a literacy lesson involving a racially White, female adult and a racially Black, male child. I analyze an excerpt from this race event, illustrating an approach to race analysis which might be useful to the field of urban education. I ask, "What is the racial…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Urban Education, Critical Theory, Race
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View, Jenice L.; Hanley, Mary Stone – Urban Education, 2020
The participants in this study are 9-year-olds who demonstrate signs of incipient alienation. Even with an experienced teacher who had a positive relationship with her students, some students describe school as boring. The arts may provide a path away from alienation when learning is embedded in the students' cultural knowledge and when the…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Playwriting, Teacher Student Relationship, Freedom
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Smith, Annie K.; Black, Sheila; Hooper, Lisa M. – Urban Education, 2020
The resegregation of public schools in the United States continues to place African American students at an academic disadvantage with--oftentimes--limited educational resources and fewer qualified teachers. Providing African American students with skills and strategies to succeed has never been more urgent. Metacognition, often defined simply as…
Descriptors: Public Schools, African American Students, Equal Education, Metacognition
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Amos, Yukari Takimoto – Urban Education, 2020
Using a White racial frame as a theoretical framework, this study investigated the relationship between two Latina bilingual education teachers and their White colleagues. A qualitative analysis reveals that the participants demonstrated effective teaching skills using their cultural attributes. However, the participants' competence stirred…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Minority Group Teachers, Whites, Peer Relationship
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Matthews, Jamaal Sharif – Urban Education, 2020
Mathematics teachers' preteaching experiences as mathematics learners can affect their identity and practice in supporting their own students' learning and motivation in mathematics. However, little empirical data exist on teachers' formative experiences to guide these assumptions, particularly how teachers draw on these experiences when teaching,…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Mathematics Teachers, Caring, Teacher Student Relationship
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