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D.C. school closure lawsuit heads to court

Friday - 5/10/2013, 9:30am  ET

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A lawsuit over the closure of 15 public schools is headed to court in Washington.

Lawyers for the District of Columbia and the community group Empower DC will be in court on Friday.

Empower DC says the planned closures violate the U.S. Constitution and city and federal laws. They say the closings will disproportionately affect minority, special education and low-income students.

Lawyers for the District of Columbia say closing the schools will improve education for all students. They say they gave proper notice of the closings and responded to citizen concerns.

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