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Parents discuss their experiences and opinions on racism in the Saline community and schools during a school diversity and inclusion meeting community meeting at Liberty School in Saline, Mich., Monday, Feb. 3, 2020. The meeting was hosted by Saline Area Schools in response to the racist Snapchat incident that occurred this past week. (Nicole Hester/Ann Arbor News via AP)

'Stay in Mexico' remark prompts inclusion rally in Michigan

Feb. 5, 2020 9:45 PM EST

SALINE, Mich. (AP) — People gathered in a southeastern Michigan town on Wednesday to promote unity and inclusion in the wake of a school meeting when a white parent asked a Hispanic parent why he didn't “stay in Mexico.” The Saline Diversity Inclusion Rally was being held in Saline, about 40...

In this Dec. 16, 2019, photo, attendees hold signs during the Richmond School Board's last public hearing on redistricting at Ginter Park Elementary School in Richmond, Va. From New York City to Richmond, sweeping proposals to ease inequities have been scaled back or canceled after encountering a backlash. In Virginia’s capital city, the school board approved a plan that reassigned some students but rejected more sweeping proposals that would have diversified Richmond’s whitest elementary schools. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Parent resistance thwarts local school desegregation efforts

Jan. 29, 2020 2:47 PM EST

ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (AP) — As they try to address stubborn school segregation, many of the nation's school districts confront a familiar obstacle: resistance from affluent, well-organized and mostly white parents to changes affecting their children’s classrooms. From New York City to Richmond,...

Elizabeth Horton Sheff, mother of Milo Sheff, speaks outside the Connecticut Supreme Court on the new agreements reached in the long-running Sheff v. O'Neill school desegregation case, Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, in Hartford, Conn. The court ruled in 1996 that extreme racial segregation between Hartford schools and suburban schools violated the state constitution. The settlement includes new measures to reach diversity goals and allows for judicial oversight to end once they are shown to produce opportunities in diverse school settings for all Hartford families. (AP Photo/Chris Ehrmann)

Agreement reached in 30-year-old school desegregation case

Jan. 10, 2020 5:47 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — An agreement reached Friday in a long-running school desegregation case in Connecticut's capital city will put the district on a path to ending 30 years of litigation, state officials said. The settlement includes new measures to reach diversity goals and allows for judicial...

Judge orders Alabama city to pay legal fees in school fight

Dec. 26, 2019 2:03 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A mostly white Alabama city that tried to form its own school system must pay nearly $850,000 to attorneys representing black people who successfully fought the move, a federal judge ruled. U.S. District Court Judge Madeline Haikala ruled Monday that the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and...