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President Obama Visits the Rutgers Law School in Newark
By Akintola Hanif, from 'Holiday' in the Hycide Newark Issue
The Rutgers University School of Law in Newark, NJ
This memo is the second in a series of documents prepared as part of the Center on Law, Inequality, & Metropolitan Equity's (CLiME) Trauma, Schools, and Poverty project. CLiME does not assume that existing special education or antidiscrimination law in schools is the optimal means for protecting or supporting victims of childhood trauma. More specifically, the antidiscrimination framework will be analyzed through the lens of disability to determine whether children suffering from trauma belong to that protected class and are therefore entitled to certain legal rights. The scope of this memo is limited to New Jersey State law.
This memo is the first in a series of documents prepared as part of the Center on Law in Metropolitan Equity's (CLiME) Trauma, Schools, and Poverty project. At this stage in the research, CLiME does not propose that existing special education and antidiscrimination law are the optimal means for providing legal protection to victims of childhood trauma. CLiME researchers identified three federal statutes that may trigger a duty for schools to identify, evaluate, and provide services or accommodations to trauma victims: The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (504), and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

From the Director

Either New Jersey’s poor have greater access to the resources available in more affluent parts of the state, or the places where New Jersey’s poor live must receive more resources from the areas that have benefited from excluding them.

Guest Analysis

Multiple adverse events linked to poorer concentration and more aggression, Rutgers researchers find.

Issues in Equity

Noteworthy Initiatives

In this post we explore the degree of income inequality seen in New Jersey’s municipalities using the same process as in our previous analysis where we explored the Gini Index and 80/20 Household Income Ratio of US counties.
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