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Federal judge orders Chicago schools to integrate

[JURIST] US District Judge Charles Kocoras of the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois ruled Wednesday that the Chicago Board of Education must make room for black and Latino students in its predominately white schools. Additionally, the school district must reallocate funds to students in racially isolated schools. The US Department of Justice had originally brought suit against the Chicago Board of Education, claiming that the Board of Education had violated the voluntary desegregation agreement that it had with the federal government. School officials argued that they were promoting integration to the best of their ability. AP has more.

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