Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Passed Senate without amendment (11/10/2009)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Recognizes November 14, 2009, as the 49th anniversary of school integration in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Remembers Judge J. Skelly Wright for his lifelong commitment to promoting civil rights, fairness, and equality.

Commends Ruby Bridges for her courage in becoming the first African-American student to attend William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans, and for her lifetime commitment to promoting diversity and improving educational opportunities for all children.

Supports efforts to close student achievement gaps, improve secondary and postsecondary attendance and completion rates, and promote the benefits of integrated schools.

Congratulates all those who have dedicated their lives to education and promoting equal opportunities for all students.