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Districts where state or city officials have intervened and the percent of their students who are members of minority groups:

*Compton, Calif 100
*East St. Louis, Mo. 100
*Roosevelt, N.Y 96
*District of Columbia (federal intervention) 96
Hartford, Conn. 94
Paterson, N.J. 93
Jersey City, N.J. 91
*Newark, N.J. 91
North Panola, Miss. 91
Macon County, Ala. 90

Chicago 89
Baltimore 85
Wilmer-Hutchins, Texas 81.1
Wilcox County, Ala. 80.7
*Cleveland 79
*Somerset, Texas 76
Chester Upland, Pa. 74.2
Youngstown, Ohio 53.8
Central Falls, R.I. 28
Logan County, W. Va. 3.7
*Letcher County, Ky. 0.1

Districts where state or city officials have proposed intervention and the percent of students who are members of minority groups:

Camden, N.J. 96
Detroit 94
Birmingham, Ala. 93
St. Louis 81
Milwaukee 75
Indianapolis 58
Lawrence, Mass. 49
Floyd County, Ky. 1.1

* Legal challenge to takeover.

SOURCES: Education Week, U.S. Census data, Education Commission of the States.

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