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JAMIE LEW (Ph.D. Teachers College, Columbia University) is Assistant Professor in the Department of Urban Education at Rutgers-Newark. Her research interests include race and ethnic relations, urban education and policy, immigration and international migration, and comparative and international education. She is particularly interested in issues of minority children and children of immigrants in urban schools. She is the author of Class Act: Structuring academic success and failure of Asian American youths in urban schools (forthcoming, Teachers College Press), and is currently conducting research on how social class, race and ethnic relations, and immigrant networks affect educational aspirations and attainment among children of Asian immigrants in New York and New Jersey urban schools. Dr. Lew teaches Issues in Urban Education and Topics in Education.