A federal court orders Cleveland, Mississippi to desegregate its secondary schools. The judge approved a Justice Department plan to consolidate the middle and high schools.
A Mississippi school district remains successfully integrated since the 1970s. Clinton, Mississippi has one school organized by grade level.
A Missouri school integration law prevents a Black student from attending his school. The third-grader's mother has launched a petition to change the law.
Some school districts are pursuing classroom racial diversity through socioeconomic integration strategy. Studies say diversity narrows the academic achievement gap.
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