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Segregation Still Exists In Texas Schools

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Laura Skelding, Courtesy The Texas Tribune
Students playing at SAISD's Bonham Academy

More than 1 million black and Hispanics students in Texas learn in classrooms with few to no white peers.

In 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court declared school segregation unconstitutional. The Texas Tribune's recent education series "Dis-Integration" looks into how, more than 60 years later, racial segregation in schools is still impacting students across Texas, including in San Antonio and Edgewood ISDs.

What legal and policy decisions have affected the status quo in Texas schools? In what ways do demographic changes play into opportunity gaps across the state? How are local schools encouraging equity and better educational outcomes?

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This interview aired on Thursday, January 3, 2018.

Jan Ross Piedad is TPR’s News Operations Producer. In this role, she develops strategy on collaborative and digital initiatives for the station. Since 2016, Jan Ross has served in a coordinating capacity for TPR’s state and national partners, including The Texas Newsroom.