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Conn. schools grapple with racial balance

HARTFORD — The emotionally charged issues of race and education are on the agendas of several Connecticut school boards as officials struggle to seek state-mandated racial balance at elementary schools.

School officials in Fairfield, Greenwich, and Groton are proposing changes to plans already in place that are intended to ensure that student population at some elementary schools are within 25 percentage points of the district’s racial makeup.

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