Center for Diversity and Equality in Education
Paul Tractenberg is professor emeritus at Rutgers Law School and president of the Center for Diversity and Equality in Education; firstname.lastname@example.org . 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.
Allison Roda is an assistant professor of education in the Molloy College Ed.D. program Educational Leadership for Diverse Learning Communities; email@example.com. 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.
Boundary Crossing for Diversity, Equity and Achievement Inter-district School Desegregation and Educational Opportunity BOUNDARYCROSSINGFORDIVERSITY,EQUITYANDACHIEVEMENT: INTERDISTRICTSCHOOLDESEGREGATIONANDEDUCATIONALOPPORTUNIT, November 2009.
Ryan W. Coughlan is an instructor of sociology at Guttman Community College (CUNY) and a doctoral candidate in Urban Systems at Rutgers University, Newark; firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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