School Segregation

Ed Build / Submitted

Five of the country’s 50 most economically segregated neighboring school districts are located in Western Pennsylvania.

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In the wake of the Civil Rights movement, American public schools became less racially segregated. But research suggests that trend peaked years ago: Today, schools across the country are largely re-segregating. In the South, by some measures, schools are again as segregated as they were in the mid-1960s -- a decade after U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Brown v.