Thursday, September 13, 2007

Mass. Tells Districts Not to Rush Changes in Student-Assignment Plans

By Catherine Gewertz / Ed Week
September 13, 2007

Massachusetts is examining all 22 of its school districts’ state-approved desegregation plans, and a multidistrict desegregation program, to see if they are legally viable in the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that restricts the ways districts may use race to achieve diversity in school enrollments.

The Bay State is urging districts not to rush into changing their student-assignment plans for this school year, but to hold their course until the state’s attorney general, its education department, and the governor’s office complete their joint review.

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