Alabama School District Agrees to Ensure Equal Access to AP Courses

The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights announced on Tuesday that it had reached an agreement with an Alabama school district aimed at ensuring that black students have the same access as white students to Advanced Placement and other rigorous courses.

The agreement calls for the Lee County School District, in Opelika, Ala., to develop a districtwide plan to tackle the underrepresentation of black students in AP and other advanced courses that give students an