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Judge rules L. Merion district did not discriminate against black students in assigning more-distant school

A federal judge ruled yesterday that the Lower Merion School District did not discriminate against nine black students from South Ardmore because of their race when it adopted a redistricting plan in January 2009.

Under the plan, the students, now in elementary, middle or high school, have to be bused to Harriton High School in Rosemont, four miles away. They wanted U.S. District Judge Michael M. Baylson to restore their option to attend either Harriton or Lower Merion High School in Ardmore, which is about a mile away and within walking distance from their neighborhood.

Full story: Judge rules L. Merion district did not discriminate against black students in assigning more-distant school | Philadelphia Daily News | 06/25/2010