A Rutgers University–Newark report—one of the first to detail the educational impacts of segregation in New Jersey—found that in schools segregated by race and class, there are fewer guidance counselors, higher student teacher ratios and fewer high-level courses than in other schools.

The most recent report, by the Joseph C. Cornwall Center for Metropolitan Studies at Rutgers-Newark, found that statewide segregation clusters large numbers of underserved students together, resulting in schools where resources are stretched thin and there are fewer opportunities for students to prepare for college or careers, particularly in STEM fields. And the number of these schools is increasing. Find the report here.

New Jersey ranks as having the sixth most segregated schools in America for Black students and seventh for Hispanic students, according to previous nationwide research. To read the full story.