Education A Washington Roundup

No Rehearing for Race Case

By Andrew Trotter — August 08, 2006 1 min read

The U.S. Supreme Court has denied a request by a group of parents to reopen their challenge to the Lynn, Mass., school district’s student-assignment plan, which promotes diversity by using race as a secondary factor to assign students to schools. The high court declined in December to review a federal appeals court ruling upholding the plan. The parents asked for a rehearing after the justices agreed in June to consider two challenges to race-conscious student-assignment plans in the Seattle and Jefferson County, Ky., school districts in the term that begins Oct. 2.

A version of this article appeared in the August 09, 2006 edition of Education Week