The federal district court decision in the case of ''Reed v. Rhodes'' in 1976 led to the desegregation of the public schools of Cleveland, Ohio.
In 1973, city and school officials made a serious effort to end segregation after an African-American mother sued the Cleveland Board of Education. In the case of ''Reed v. Rhodes'', Judge Frank J. Battisti ruled that Cleveland's schools were segregated and that officials must implement programs designed to desegregate educational facilities in the city. The judge's ruling was issued on August 31, 1976. School officials continued to rely on busing, but they also began to integrate classrooms and extra-curricular activities.
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