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Study: Promoting growth data may improve school integration

Despite numerous efforts to legislate school integration, on the practical level, segregation in schools persists 65 years after the Brown decision, according to a recent report by Civil Rights Project. In some cases, wealthy communities have succeeded in breaking away from their school districts, leaving greater segregation and poverty in their wake.

In New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio has acknowledged the impact “massive segregation” is having on the city’s schools and is promoting new plans to address the issue. Other districts are also seeking creative solutions for the issue, which is complex and not easily solved.

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