The Power of Urban Education: PUHSD and the Revitalization of Metro Phoenix (ASUF 30007596)

Project: Research project

Project Details

Description

The Power of Urban Education: PUHSD and the Revitalization of Metro Phoenix (ASUF 30007596) The Power of Urban Education: PUHSD and the Revitalization of Metro Phoenix Morrison Institute aims to improve understanding of the role that Phoenix Union High School District (PUHSD) plays in supporting quality of life and economic growth in Phoenix. The proposed project is a new research effort scheduled for February through May of 2017 (4-month project) and includes the following activities: Comparing PUHSD to 5 urban high school districts nationally on a number of key metrics including graduation rate, dropout rate, ACT scores, student access to AP courses, scholarship dollars per graduate, college enrollment, attendance rate, CTE completers, and dual enrollment (based on data availability). Conducting a literature review on the connection between quality education systems and workforce development. Researching the history of desegregation funds in Arizona and in PUHSD specifically with details regarding how the funds are used and to what benefit. Conducting two focus groups with local business leaders about their perceptions of PUHSD, their interactions with PUHSD students, and impacts on their customer base and/or available workforce. Conduct a focus group with young and mid-career professionals who work in downtown Phoenix but currently reside outside of the PUHSD boundaries. Assess their perceptions of PUHSD, their considerations when deciding where to live, and factors that would attract them to relocate to the urban core. Conduct key stakeholder interviews with 5 local business owners and 5 PUHSD administrators to supplement the other data.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date2/1/175/31/17

Funding

  • INDUSTRY: Domestic Company: $33,168.00

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