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Lawsuit seeks to stop closure of 15 schools in Washington, D.C.

Activists trying to halt the planned closure of 15 Washington, D.C., public schools argue in a lawsuit that the closures disproportionately affect poor, minority and disabled students. The Washington Post reports that opponents of the closings are asking for a preliminary injunction that would keep the schools open until the suit, which alleges violations of local and federal civil-rights laws, is resolved.

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