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Cleveland ready to merge schools, but would shut East Side High School

A Mississippi school district says it’s ready to stop fighting a plan to merge historically black and white schools. But the district’s willingness to act comes at a cost — closing historically black schools.

The move is a concession for the Cleveland school district, which has fought federal efforts to merge two middle schools and two high schools. But some African American supporters of desegregation are unhappy about a plan that would close historically black East Side High.

U.S. District Judge Debra Brown in May ordered the district to house all high school students on the combined campuses of historically white Cleveland High and Margaret Green Junior High. East Side would become a combined middle school.

Brown says she’s “optimistic” about the district’s new proposal and willing to review it.

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