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Beese, Jane; Martin, Jennifer – Urban Education, 2020
The privatization of public funds for education through school choice programs has fueled the expansion of virtual online charter schools. This redirection of funds contributes to the idea that virtual school success is comparable or even superior to the performance of traditional public schools. The schools most adversely affected are the schools…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Urban Schools, Academic Achievement, School Effectiveness
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Vasquez Heilig, Julian; Ward, Derrick R.; Weisman, Eric; Cole, Heather – Urban Education, 2014
Top-down accountability policies have arguably had very limited impact over the past 20 years. Education stakeholders are now contemplating new forms of bottom-up accountability. In 2013, policymakers in California enacted a community-based approach that creates the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) process for school finance to increase…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Community Involvement, Educational Policy, Accountability
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Hamilton, Madlene P.; Heilig, Julian Vasquez; Pazey, Barbara L. – Urban Education, 2014
A mainstay in NCLB and the Obama administration education plan is turning around low-performing schools. This study utilized surveys and interviews with school leaders from four turnaround urban high schools in Texas to understand student outcomes before and after school restructuring and reconstitution. Although some organizational changes were…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, School Turnaround, Educational Change, School Restructuring
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O'Malley, Michael P.; Roseboro, Donyell L.; Hunt, John – Urban Education, 2012
This instrumental case study reviews the 1994-2004 period of state financial oversight in East St. Louis, Illinois School District 189, with a secondary review of the initial years of NCLB implementation. Although the oversight panel's fiscal management did generate financial stability, case findings indicate that its accountability processes did…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Change, Accountability, Case Studies
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Vaught, Sabina Elena – Urban Education, 2009
This article explores the roles of racism and Whiteness in the decentralized governance structure and practice of a weighted student formula funding policy in an urban, West Coast school district. Specifically, it examines the ways in which a racialized struggle for fiscal authority played out at one urban high school where the immense racial…
Descriptors: African American Education, Urban Schools, School Districts, Administrative Organization
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Blackburn, Harold – Urban Education, 1982
Discusses financial and organizational considerations in operationalizing the goal of equal educational opportunity in cities where populations vary widely in terms of wealth and tax contributions. (GC)
Descriptors: Consolidated Schools, Educational Finance, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education
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Swanson, Austin D.; King, Richard A. – Urban Education, 1976
Evaluates the immediate impact of court decisions and new legislation against the financial needs of large city school districts, concluding that reforms of the 1970s show a trend toward a minimum state financed support level supplemented at local option by a narrow discretionary range aided by the state through a power equalizing formula.…
Descriptors: City Government, Educational Finance, Educational Legislation, Educational Opportunities
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Stein, Jay M. – Urban Education, 1979
Presents a general methodology that may be used by states in the design of municipal overburden provisions for their educational aid programs. (RLV)
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Equalization Aid, Financial Policy, Full State Funding
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Weldon, Ward – Urban Education, 1993
Compares the following four ways of providing additional funds for low-income students: (1) separate programs; (2) districtwide discretionary funding; (3) building-wide funding; and (4) vouchers for low-income families. Disadvantages of each are discussed, and large scale trial of buildingwide funding is recommended. (SLD)
Descriptors: Compensatory Education, Disadvantaged Youth, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Finance
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Chabotar, Kent John – Urban Education, 1989
Cost information influences many decisions managers and school administrators make. A well-conceived cost analysis promotes financial control and accountability, and should be used as a mainstream management activity in nonprofit organizations in order for them to become more cost-conscious and efficient. Two case studies are presented. (VM)
Descriptors: Accountability, Budgeting, Cost Effectiveness, Costs
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Ornstein, Allan C. – Urban Education, 1988
Examines state revenue sources. Discusses the economic, demographic, and political factors affecting state spending over the past two decades. Predicts that the 1990s will be characterized by annual increases in educational spending that are far less than the expected rate of inflation. (FMW)
Descriptors: Block Grants, Economic Factors, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education
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Merz, Carol Smith – Urban Education, 1986
School superintendents and schoolboard members in three states were surveyed to ascertain the sources of conflict and frustration associated with their respective roles. Among them were declining enrollment, decreased financial resources, and demands of special interest groups. Differences between states were evidenced. (KH)
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Citizen Participation, Conflict, Decision Making
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Rossman, Gretchen B.; And Others – Urban Education, 1986
Reports findings of a 12-school district study examining differences in local perceptions about influences on their systems: Federal policies; State legislation; demographic trends; the local community; central offices. Presents case studies of three districts and recommendations for strengthening local capacity and sense of priorities. (KH)
Descriptors: Community Control, Demography, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education
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Hotley, Richard V. – Urban Education, 1973
To achieve the benefits of both efficiency and effectiveness requires that economists and educators at least be able to work together in developing and supporting educational strategies. (DM)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Budgeting, Concept Formation, Cost Effectiveness
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Sciortino, Philip T. – Urban Education, 1973
This research was undertaken to discover which variables are related to the fiscal policy of an urban nonpublic Catholic school system and to identify the underlying structure of the data related to expenditures of that school system. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Educational Demand, Educational Finance, Educational Supply
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