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Neuman, Susan B.; Knapczyk, Jillian J. – Urban Education, 2020
This study examines a community-wide effort to promote greater access to books through the mechanisms of physical and psychological proximity. It addresses the seasonal summer slide through an innovative book distribution program in neighborhoods identified as book deserts. Four low-income neighborhoods were provided with vending machines used to…
Descriptors: Books, Summer Programs, Educational Innovation, Neighborhoods
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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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Williams, Julie J.; Tunks, Jeanne; Gonzalez-Carriedo, Ricardo; Faulkenberry, Eileen; Middlemiss, Wendy – Urban Education, 2020
The purpose of this qualitative study was to identify the unique funds of knowledge among three Hispanic families living in the same city, specifically, how parents supported their children's mathematics learning through funds of knowledge. Participants contributed to their children's mathematics learning by promoting the five National Council of…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Family Characteristics, Cultural Background, Cultural Capital
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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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DeMatthews, David E.; Izquierdo, Elena – Urban Education, 2020
Mexican American students constitute the largest group of Latina/os in the United States and have been subjected to a number of educational and social injustices, particularly with relation to how their cultural and linguistic assets are viewed within public schools. This qualitative case study considers culturally responsive leadership in a…
Descriptors: Mexican Americans, Hispanic American Students, Culturally Relevant Education, Bilingual Education
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Wright, James; Whitaker, Ronald W., II; Khalifa, Muhammad; Briscoe, Felecia – Urban Education, 2020
This critical case study analyzes Michigan's implementation of Public Act 4 (PA4), also known as the "emergency management" (EM) takeover law. PA4 grants the state control of school districts with dire budgetary problems. As most U.S. school districts are citywide, PA4 gives the state direct control over all the (previously locally…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Educational Change, School Districts, School Turnaround
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Bauer, Eurydice Bouchereau; Colomer, Soria Elizabeth; Wiemelt, Joe – Urban Education, 2020
This article uses a translanguaging framework, together with critical case sampling and qualitative analysis, to explore how six students approached literacy in an integrated dual-language (DL) program in a low-income, working-class, predominantly African American school. Students' translanguaging practices encompassed a broad repertoire of…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, African American Students, Bilingual Education, Low Income Students
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Aronson, Brittany A. – Urban Education, 2020
Despite reports of already practicing K-12 teachers' attempts to teach for critical social justice in their classrooms, there is little connection between teacher education programs and/or the impact of teacher practice in the classroom. This article presents data collected over 3 years from one teacher enrolled in an urban-multicultural teacher…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Praxis, Critical Theory, Social Justice
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Raygoza, Mary Candace – Urban Education, 2020
This article contributes a deeper understanding of teachers' experiences with and beliefs about teaching mathematics for social justice in urban schools. In-depth, phenomenological interviews were conducted with a national sample of 15 secondary mathematics teachers from eight cities across the United States. Findings identify five overarching…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Mathematics Instruction, Secondary School Mathematics
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Kumar, Tracey – Urban Education, 2020
Although several studies highlight the integration of hip-hop-based education (HHBE) into teacher education workshops and coursework, little is known about the use of HHBE by the teachers and teacher candidates who take part in these learning experiences. Toward such a contribution, this study examines how teacher candidates proposed to integrate…
Descriptors: Music, Popular Culture, Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teachers
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Compton-Lilly, Catherine – Urban Education, 2020
This article reveals inequity as a longitudinal construction involving the cumulation of micro/macroaggressions for children who live in high-poverty communities and attend poorly funded schools. Drawing on critical race theory and empirical research that documents forms of micro/macroaggression, a longitudinal analysis is used to identify forms…
Descriptors: Aggression, Poverty, Disadvantaged Schools, Longitudinal Studies
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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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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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Fischer, Christian; Fishman, Barry; Levy, Abigail Jurist; Eisenkraft, Arthur; Dede, Christopher; Lawrenz, Frances; Jia, Yueming; Kook, Janna Fuccillo; Frumin, Kim; McCoy, Ayana – Urban Education, 2020
This empirical study analyzed data from 638 teachers and 11,800 students in low-socioeconomic status (SES) urban schools (and schools with urban characteristics) exploring associations of school, teacher, teaching, and professional development characteristics toward student performance on the revised Advanced Placement (AP) Biology and AP…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Urban Schools, Low Income Students, Disadvantaged Schools
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