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217 Today: Does public school desegregation help close achievement gaps?

Monday, January 23, 2023

Today’s headlines:

  •  A judge in Effingham County has granted a pause on a new law that bans assault weapons in Illinois.
  • Three candidates are on the April Fourth ballot for mayor of Champaign, including the current mayor, Deb Feinen.
  • A new report from the Champaign Police Department says shooting incidents in 2022 were half of what they were in the previous year.
  • The Fighting Illini women’s basketball team edged Northwestern on Sunday in Evanston 67-64.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll hear from four professors who answer the question: does desegregation work in public schools?

217 Today is produced by Sydney Wood. Reporting today contributed by Mawa Iqbal, Jim Meadows, Farrah Anderson and Emily Hays.

Sydney Wood

Sydney Wood

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