When the bell sounded one autumn morning, the first-floor hallway at T.C. Williams High School was nearly empty. No lingering. No fights like last year's. No one talking on cellphones or dragging in late to class.
This new sense of order reflects wide-ranging changes in one of the Washington region's largest, most iconic high schools. Known as the setting for "Remember the Titans," a movie about the quest for racial integration four decades ago, T.C. Williams now is fighting another battle against educational disparities.