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Dis-Integration

It took this Texas school district 48 years to desegregate. Now, some fear a return to the past.

Though students of color in Longview ISD still don’t have the same educational opportunities as white students, a federal judge dismissed a longstanding desegregation court order. Will the district succeed without it?

Longview beats rival Lufkin 35-28 for the season opener at Longview High School, August 31, 2018. Earlier this year the 1970…

Dis-Integration

Decades after an extensive federal desegregation order, the collective drive to racially integrate Texas’ schools has crumbled.

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Ava Welge and Ted Beard at the Special Meeting of the Board of Trustees of Longview ISD on August 30, 2018.
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“You can’t get over it”

Dr. Troy Simmons, vice president of the Longview ISD school board, sits in his dentistry office for a portrait on Jan. 25, 2…
The 1971 Lobo yearbook features the newly desegregated faculty, staff, and students.
The 1971 Lobo yearbook features the newly desegregated faculty, staff, and students.
Dr. James Wilcox, superintendent at Longview ISD, on Jan. 25, 2018.
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Cattleya Covarrubias (left) helps Aryana Huerta with a lesson at East Texas Montessori Prep Academy.
Class ambassador Letrevian Brown works silently at his own pace at East Texas Montessori Prep Academy.
Corbyn Sims walks unsupervised at East Texas Montessori Prep Academy.
Class ambassador Dilan Almonacio uses hand gestures to communicate at East Texas Montessori Prep Academy.

Another challenge emerges

Dr. Chris Mack cheers on the hometeam at the Longview-Lufkin (35-28) season opener football game at Longview High School, Au…
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Students at Longview High School on Jan. 26, 2018.
Longview High School.
Students at Longview High School on Jan. 26, 2018.
Johnston-McQueen Elementary.

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