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Deadline passes for agreement on reforms to desegregate Hartford schools

The deadline has passed for state officials to reach an agreement on how to desegregate Hartford’s predominantly black and Hispanic public schools. “As of right now, we don’t have an agreement,” said Martha Stone, the lawyer behind the school desegregation lawsuit that led to the Connecticut Supreme Court ordering the state to reduce the inequities caused by racial and ethnic isolation. In April, Attorney General George Jepsen and Stone signed a court order that set an Oct. 1 deadline for the parties to outline how to further integrate Hartford’s 21,000-student school system. The state has spent billions of dollars since the Sheff vs. Continue Reading →

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