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Agreement reached in 30-year-old school desegregation case

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut state officials say an agreement reached Friday in Hartford's long-running school desegregation case will put the district on a path to ending 30 years of litigation. 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.The case began with a lawsuit challenging inequalities between Hartford schools and suburban schools.In 1996, the Connecticut Supreme Court ruled the extreme racial isolation of Hartford students violated the state constitution.


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