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The departments of Education and Justice on Friday issued informal guidance emphasizing their view that under the U.S. Supreme Court’s Fisher decision in June that colleges may continue to take account of an individual’s race to ensure diversity in student enrollment.

“The court preserved the well-established legal principle that colleges and universities have a compelling interest in achieving the educational benefits that flow from a racially and ethnically diverse student body and can lawfully pursue that interest in their admissions programs,” said a letter to college and university presidents…

Read more at Education Week’s School Law Blog.

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