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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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Schaefer, Mary Beth; Rivera, Lourdes M. – Urban Education, 2020
Preparing underrepresented students in urban settings for college and career is the focus of this study: Nine students graduating from a diverse, urban early college high school describe their experiences. Using narrative inquiry methods, conversations from nine students are examined to uncover crucial points of convergence: all nine engaged in…
Descriptors: Educational Experience, High School Seniors, Urban Schools, College Preparation
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Generett, Gretchen Givens; Olson, Amy M. – Urban Education, 2020
This article looks at the American Dream as a merit narrative to understand how it supports barriers to educational success for educators working to improve the lives of students in urban schools. Hard work/perseverance and individualism are interrogated as components of merit narratives used to sustain the American Dream. We analyze data from six…
Descriptors: Urban Youth, Barriers, Academic Achievement, Teacher Student 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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Voight, Adam; Giraldo-García, Regina; Shinn, Marybeth – Urban Education, 2020
Residential mobility is associated with negative education outcomes for urban students, but there is little empirical evidence for school factors that may ameliorate these effects. One such factor may be civic engagement at school. This study analyzed data from 2,000 urban middle school students to examine the interplay of residential mobility,…
Descriptors: Student Mobility, Place of Residence, Outcomes of Education, Middle School Students
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Kumi-Yeboah, Alex – Urban Education, 2020
Educational resilience is often linked to educational success of various immigrant youth including Black immigrants despite the challenges they face. However, few studies have explored the factors that promote and/or constrain educational resilience and academic achievement of Black immigrants. To address this gap, the current article focuses on…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Academic Achievement, Immigrants, Minority Group Students
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Shepherd, Michael A. – Urban Education, 2020
To explore the role of teachers' biases in the underrepresentation of minorities and women in STEM, 128 secondary science teachers were asked to evaluate responses spoken with either falling or rising intonation by African American, Latino, and White ninth-grade boys and girls. Responses spoken by minority students were evaluated less favorably…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Disproportionate Representation, Minority Group Students, Females
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Mac Iver, Martha Abele; Mac Iver, Douglas J. – Urban Education, 2019
This article reports findings from a quasi-experimental study of the impact of a summer robotics program for urban middle-grade students. The study focuses on student engagement, measured by school attendance rate the year following the program. Program students, who were nearly all low-income minority students, were matched to comparison students…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Robotics, Attendance, Attendance Patterns
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Winn, Maisha T. – Urban Education, 2019
In this article, the author uses a "humanizing research" framework to analyze longitudinal data collected over the course of 10 years during a multi-sited ethnography of youth poets in a poetry collective called Power Writing. Using qualitative interviews to understand the role that literacy continues to play in the lives of Power…
Descriptors: Poetry, Youth Programs, Urban Areas, Writing (Composition)
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Knight-Manuel, Michelle G.; Marciano, Joanne E.; Wilson, Michael; Jackson, Iesha; Vernikoff, Laura; Zuckerman, Kelly Gavin; Watson, Vaughn W. M. – Urban Education, 2019
This article examines how 18 teachers, counselors, administrators, and support staff from seven New York City public high schools collaborated during the Black and Latino Male Professional Development Initiative (a pseudonym) to develop a "culturally relevant, schoolwide, college-going culture" supportive of Black and Latino males'…
Descriptors: Urban Education, Urban Teaching, Culturally Relevant Education, 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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Koch, Melissa; Lundh, Patrik; Harris, Christopher J. – Urban Education, 2019
This study contributes to the emerging research literature on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) support and persistence activities among urban teenage African American and Latina girls. We present three case studies of girls who participated in an afterschool STEM curriculum. Our within- and cross-case analyses focused on…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Academic Persistence, Case Studies, After School Programs
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Gomez, Kimberley; Gomez, Louis M.; Cooper, Benjamin; Lozano, Maritza; Mancevice, Nicole – Urban Education, 2019
Annually, thousands of U.S. students fail high school introductory biology. The language demands of biology are large, and science teachers are often unprepared to support students' language needs. Here, we describe a 4-week summer high school introductory biology course executed in a large West Coast city. Our aim was to help 33 students recover…
Descriptors: Biology, Introductory Courses, High School Students, Summer Schools
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Nouwen, Ward; Clycq, Noel – Urban Education, 2019
This study aims to test stereotype threat theory hypotheses using a pupil survey database from Flemish urban secondary education characterized by a stratified tracking system. We relate these systemic features to stereotype threat effects by adding teacher--pupil relations to our analyses. Our results show that stigmatized groups--ethnic minority…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Student Relationship, Ethnic Stereotypes, Social Bias
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