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Virginia’s attorney general announced an inquiry into admissions and distinction prizes at Thomas Jefferson High

Attorney General Jason Miyares will investigate allegations of racial discrimination at Thomas Jefferson High School. A group of parents claim the school withheld student award notification from some students. The school has denied keeping award information from students and blamed the delay on a “one-time” error. Thomas Jefferson High School’s admissions policy was adopted in 2020. A group of parents sued, arguing the new admissions process discriminates against Asian Americans.

The Supreme Court stayed the decision to keep the policy in place until the case is decided. Miyares joins 15 other state attorneys general in the lawsuit against the policy.