Justice Department tells Mississippi district to end mass transfers

Federal officials have told a Mississippi school district to stop allowing hundreds of white students to transfer from predominantly black schools, a move that is violating a desegregation order. A local NAACP leader who reported the transfers says that federal funding follows the transferred white students, shortchanging the black students. School officials said they will comply with the order before the start of the 2010-11 school year.

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