Center for Diversity and Equality in Education

 

 
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Paul Tractenberg is professor emeritus at Rutgers Law School and president of the Center for Diversity and Equality in Education; tractnbg@law.rutgers.edu . In 1973, he established and was first director of the Education Law Center, the public interest law center that has represented urban students in New Jersey’s landmark Abbott v. Burke case. In 2000, Tractenberg established the Institute on Education Law and Policy, a research center at Rutgers-Newark, and was its director until his retirement from the university on January 1, 2016. Tractenberg is widely known as New Jersey’s “dean” of education law and policy.   

Recent Publications

NJ Spotlight: OP-ED: Newark's Long Road To Local Control Of Schools - Where Will It Lead? by Paul Tractenberg, September 21, 2017.

OP-ED: CHRISTIE’S ‘FAIRNESS FORMULA’ VERSUS SWEENEY’S ‘FORMULA 4 SUCCESS’ by Paul Tractenberg, July 11, 2016.

PODCAST: IS ABBOTT DEAD? SCHOOL REFORM AND FUNDING IN THE CITIES, December 28, 2015.

OP-ED: STATE BOARD PLAYS CENTRAL ROLE IN RESTORING LOCAL CONTROL IN NEWARK by Paul Tractenberg, July 7, 2015.

NEW JERSEY'S APARTHEID AND INTENSELY SEGREGATED URBAN SCHOOLS, OCTOBER, 2013.

A STATUS QUO OF SEGREGATION: RACIAL AND ECONOMIC IMBALANCE IN NEW JERSEY SCHOOLS, 1989-2010, John Kucsera, Gary Orfield, Jennifer Ayscue, and Genevieve Siegel-Hawley, October, 2013.

A TALE OF TWO DEEPLY DIVIDED NJ PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEMS by Paul Tractenberg, December 31, 2013.

 
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Allison Roda is an assistant professor of education in the Molloy College Ed.D. program Educational Leadership for Diverse Learning Communities; aroda@molloy.edu. Roda’s research and teaching interests are focused on urban education policy, educational stratification, families and schools, and qualitative research methods. She is the author of Inequality in Gifted and Talented Programs: Parental Choices About Status, School Opportunity, and Second-Generation Segregation (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015). Roda’s work has appeared in the American Journal of Education, the Journal of Education Policy, and Quartz. Her works have also been published by the Century Foundation and the Hechinger Report. She received her Ph.D. in sociology and education from Teachers College at Columbia University.

 
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Ryan W. Coughlan is an instructor of sociology at Guttman Community College (CUNY) and a doctoral candidate in Urban Systems at Rutgers University, Newark; ryan.coughlan@guttman.cuny.edu. He is coeditor of Sociology of Education: A Critical Reader (2015) and “Schools of Tomorrow,” Schools of Today: Progressive Education in the 21st Century (2016). His research uses geospatial statistical methods to study school zoning practices, patterns of school segregation, social processes at a neighborhood level, and educational outcomes.

Recent Publications

Exploring Education: An Introduction to the Foundations of Education, 5th Edition, by Alan R. Sadovnik, Peter W. Cookson, Jr., Susan F. Semel, Ryan W Coughlan

Schools of Tomorrow, Schools of Today:  Progressive Education in the 21st Century- Second Edition, Edited by Alan R. Sadovnik, Susan Semel, and Ryan W. Coughlan, 2016.

Leaders in the Sociology of Education, Intellectual Self-Portraits, 2016

Sociology of Education:  A Critical Reader, 3rd Edition, Edited by Alan R. Sadovnik and Ryan W. Coughlan, 2015.

 

Staff: Deirdre Dougherty, Sarah Blaine, Nicole Espin Sarah Matchett and Farah Rahaman.