Sunday, January 4, 2015

A National Survey of School Desegregation Orders

From ProPublica, by Yue Qiu and Nikole Hannah-Jones,
December 23, 2014
"Across the United States, some school districts are bound by orders to increase the racial integration of black and Latino students and improve their educational opportunities. Some of the orders are mandated by federal courts. Others resulted from voluntary agreements between school districts or other educational institutions and the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights. Over the last 15 years, many orders have been lifted. This has left many communities uncertain of whether orders still exist and hobbled efforts to ensure they are being followed. The map and tables below are the most comprehensive record of these orders, including never-before-released data on ongoing voluntary desegregation agreements from the Department of Education."
There are 5 districts with open segregation orders in Maryland: three court desegregation orders: Baltimore City Public Schools, Baltimore County Public Schools, and St. Mary's County Public Schools.  And two voluntary desegregation orders, at Calvert County Public Schools, and the Maryland Higher Education Commission.

To read the full story go here.

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