Tampa Bay Times’ Investigation Is a Model For How to Report on School Resegregation

The resegregation of public schools around the country, and the often willful failure of communities to maintain the gains of integration, is a national story. As Nikole Hannah-Jones reported for ProPublica and The Atlantic last year, federal officials and the courts have stepped back from enforcing integration mandates in many places, sometimes returning control to indifferent local officials. The result: pockets of resegregation, a rise in so-called “apartheid schools,” and a legacy of neglect that may be felt for decades.

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