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July 16, 2014 at 12:37 PM

Round-up: Seven groups file charter-school proposals, judges uphold affirmative-action ruling

Seven groups file charter-school proposals (AP): Tuesday was the deadline for the second round of charter-school applications in Washington state, and seven groups filed proposals for new schools. The state’s first charter school, approved along with six others in January, is expected to open this fall in Seattle.

Judges uphold U. of Texas affirmative-action ruling (The New York Times): A panel of federal appeals judges has upheld an earlier ruling allowing the University of Texas at Austin to use race as a factor in admissions decisions. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled last year that public universities could consider race under certain conditions but sent the University of Texas case to the appeals court to ensure the school was using race narrowly enough.

A growing racial divide in America’s public schools (PBS): Frontline aired a documentary Tuesday evening about how upper- and middle-class communities across the south are trying to break away from their school districts. Critics see the trend as a threat to Brown v. Board of Education.

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