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California ordered this Marin County school district to desegregate. Is it working?

In 2016, a state audit found that the predominantly Black and Latino students at Bayside MLK had been suffering: There was rapid staff turnover, inadequate class offerings, excessive discipline, and substandard academic performance.

In 2019, then California attorney general Xavier Becerra handed down California’s first school desegregation order in 50 years. This fall, integration began. “We had a situation where students were not getting their needs met and resources were not being applied to all the students,” said Mary Jane Burke, the Marin County superintendent who had asked the state to intervene.

Read more at San Francisco Chronicle