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Mpls. schools settle federal discrimination claim over South High harassment
The Minneapolis School District settled a federal complaint saying that it failed to stop the harassment of black and Somali students at South High School during the 2012-13 school year.
The settlement, signed by Superintendent Bernadeia Johnson on Sept. 25 and released Friday, will require the district to take action in 13 different areas and submit monitoring reports to the Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights.
"We welcome this agreement and hope it will lead to an educational environment free of harassment based on race, religion or national origin," said Ellen Longfellow, the attorney for the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).
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