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US education secretary touts school diversity efforts

from The Associated Press

A network of magnet schools in Connecticut can serve as a model for achieving the kind of diversity that is lacking in too many American schools, U.S. Education Secretary John B. King Jr. said. King spoke at Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy, one of the schools that enroll students from Hartford and its suburbs under a court-ordered desegregation agreement, known as Sheff v. O'Neill. He said it is an example of a community standing up for diversity that produces better outcomes for all students. "We're not here to say that victory has been achieved but rather there are promising results from the efforts around diversity here," King told reporters. "We've got to build on that momentum." more

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