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Brown v. Board: Schools, Race in 2004

As part of our series on the legacy of the Supreme Court's 1954 ruling in Brown v. Board of Education, NPR's Ina Jaffe explores an integrated school in Los Angeles. The ruling's desegregation mandate is challenged today in districts like Los Angeles, where 90 percent of public school students are minorities. But in places like the Sherman Oaks magnet school, it's possible to find blacks and whites, Latinos and Asians sitting side-by-side getting a high quality education.

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Ina Jaffe is a veteran NPR correspondent covering the aging of America. Her stories on Morning Edition and All Things Considered have focused on older adults' involvement in politics and elections, dating and divorce, work and retirement, fashion and sports, as well as issues affecting long term care and end of life choices. In 2015, she was named one of the nation's top "Influencers in Aging" by PBS publication Next Avenue, which wrote "Jaffe has reinvented reporting on aging."