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Segregation in east suburban education is finally over, U.S. District Judge Maurice Cohill Jr. said in a June 24 opinion releasing the Woodland Hills School District from judicial oversight.

The case, filed against the state in 1971, contended that the formation of several mostly white districts (Churchill Area, Edgewood, Turtle Creek and Swissvale) and a largely black district (General Braddock) decades earlier had been segregation. The courts formed Woodland Hills from these combined districts as a solution in 1981, and along the way the late Judge Gerald Weber, who originally handled the case, received death threats. But last month Cohill ruled that the district's curricular, assessment, counseling and staff development programs were finally in compliance with the original desegregation plan.
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