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Desegregation-Case Accord Reached in Connecticut

By Denisa R. Superville — March 17, 2015 1 min read

A new settlement in the long-running school desegregation case in Hartford, Conn., will result in 1,000 more magnet school seats for the city’s students, new and renovated schools, and the relocation of three existing magnet schools.

The agreement, approved by a superior court judge last month, stems from a 1989 lawsuit, Sheff v. O’ Neill, a landmark desegregation case filed by parents against the Hartford-area public schools.

The Connecticut Supreme Court in 1996 ordered the state to take action to integrate the schools and reduce racial and ethnic segregation.

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A version of this article appeared in the March 18, 2015 edition of Education Week as Desegregation-Case Accord Reached in Connecticut

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