6 research outputs found

    Effects From Living in Mixed-Income Communities for Low-Income Families: A Review of the Literature

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    Reviews the literature on the definitions of mixed-income communities; hypothesized and documented benefits, including poverty alleviation, desegregation and urban revitalization; and prevalence of such communities. Points to areas for future research

    Opposing Viewpoints for Addressing Public Housing in Post-Katrina New Orleans

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    The decision to close and never reopen four public housing projects in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina was a highly contentious issue for people throughout the city and even the nation. This thesis investigates the tensions between those who supported and opposed public housing demolition by highlighting the work and history of two people on either side of the debate, Richard Baron and Bill Quigley. This study of contemporary housing policy draws on the history of public housing in America, and refers to Stacy Seicshnaydre.s assertion that public housing policy has been a consistent struggle between Taking the Housing Now and Redevelopment as Blight Removal. This research posits that while this tension has been present, the current debate in New Orleans is more nuanced. In the end, the public housing redevelopment in New Orleans reflects a lack of commitment at the federal level to adequately house low-income people

    Twice Displaced: Katrina and the Redevelopment of the Magnolia

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    Where and how to house the urban poor remains a controversial issue. Public housing residents are particularly vulnerable. Issues of race, class and gender intersect in their lives. Public-private partnerships in urban redevelopment projects and a focus on issues that arise from concentrated poverty gave rise to HOPE VI policy aimed at deconcentrating poverty via public housing demolition and redevelopment. In New Orleans, the effects of Hurricane Katrina further complicate this contested process. The purpose of this case study is to understand how residents experienced and framed the process of displacement brought on by disaster and the redevelopment of the Magnolia projects, comparing those who returned to the revitalized project to those who did not. The data I collected are 4 semi-structured interviews and one focus group with residents, 56 newspaper articles, and 60 photos. Doing so uncovered nuanced resident narratives often left out of public housing redevelopment decisions

    The Effectiveness of Afterschool Tutoring Programs on Student Achievement in an Urban School District: A Quantitative Analysis of Selected School Programs

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    Title from PDF of title page, viewed on June 30, 2015Dissertation advisor: Donna DavisVitaIncludes bibliographic references (pages 84-96)Thesis (Ed.D.)--School of Education. University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2015The intent of this study is to investigate the effects of implementing afterschool tutorials and attendance at those tutorials on student achievement in mathematics and reading. The data was compiled for the 2012-2013 academic year. This study used a non-experimental post hoc design; a combination of causal-comparative and correlational methods were used. ANCOVA was used to compare the independent-variable groups’ pre- and post-treatment means on the NWEA reading and mathematics RIT scores.Introduction -- Review of literature -- Methodology -- Results of the study -- Summary, conclusion, and implication

    St. Louis Currents: The Bi-State Region after a Century of Planning

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    This collection of essays by leading scholars examines urban issues facing the St. Louis region in the 2010 era, which is 100 years after the first city plan in the US in 1907

    Evaluating How Rhetoric Around Real Estate Relates to Urban Schooling

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    The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore people’s language regarding neighborhoods and schools by analyzing comments in the New York Times real estate posting’s comment section. This study used framing theory to understand the close analysis of these comments. The use of close analysis, looking at how the comments were framed based on alignment or non-alignment with urban poverty theory and systemic racism theory, allowed commenters’ underlying ideologies to emerge. As such, this research examined participants’ language to see if it reflects critical awareness (or not) and/or a deeper historical knowledge of residential segregation. Specifically, this study seeks to link the rhetoric around urban areas to the rhetoric around urban schooling through its findings. The current study uncovers the stereotypes that commenters tend to rely on when describing perceived non-affluent areas and connect this finding around real estate to previous studies which have found similar stereotypes used in describing urban schools