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New Jersey Schools Promise To Correct Racial Disparities

A school district serving two suburban communities in New Jersey has agreed to expand access to Advanced Placement classes and other higher learning opportunities to African-American students, following an investigation by the U.S. Department of Education.

The announcement comes just weeks after Education Secretary Arne Duncan warned that his agency will investigate districts and states that are not providing poor and minority students with access to strong teachers, demanding coursework and facilities that their white peers receive.