Association plans online Brown v. Board discussion

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The urban school's arm of the National School Boards Association is planning an online discussion to mark the 61st anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision.

Association officials said in a news release that one school each from Baltimore, Little Rock, Arkansas, and New York are participating in Monday's event. It's happening one day after the anniversary of the May 17, 1954, ruling that overturned segregated education.

Students from the participating schools will talk about the effect the Brown decision has had on their lives and on our nation's educational system. They'll also talk about issues such as inequitable educational opportunities.

The association's Council of Urban Boards of Education plans to put on a similar event each year. This year's will be the first.

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