Boston.com reports that on Monday, U.S. District Judge Charles Kocoras released portions of the Chicago Public Schools' desegregation plan from federal oversight. Kocoras' decree eliminated a set of spending and regulation rules that cover the nation's third-largest school system. In 1980, the federal government ordered the city to desegregate its public schools, and required it to provide extra educational resources to children in racially isolated schools. This ruling lifts this oversight, and the federal government's requirement that the school system spend $100 million per year on desegregation. The ruling was applauded by school officials, who labeled the ruling a...

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