Professor Co-Authors Study about New Jersey School Integration

May 1, 2018 | In the Media, Publication, Research

Ryan Coughlan

Ryan W. Coughlan, Assistant Professor of Sociology

Ryan W. Coughlan, Guttman Assistant Professor of Sociology, is co-author with Paul Tractenberg, Rutgers University School of Law, of a five-year report: The New Promise of School Integration and the Old Problem of Extreme Segregation: An Action Plan for New Jersey.

This study on integration in New Jersey’s public schools, issued by the Center on Diversity and Equality in Education, shows that 25 percent of the state’s schools have become diverse enough to offer their students the promise of a meaningfully integrated education. At the same time, almost 25% of New Jersey’s districts and students are still confronting desperately segregated schools. The report includes an interactive map with demographic data and educational outcomes data for all schools and districts in NJ, an action plan for addressing New Jersey’s school segregation crisis, and  recommendations for all schools and districts.

Dr. Coughlan was interviewed by WNYC’s Morning Edition on May 3, 2018. The report’s findings were also featured in NJ Spotlight.