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Voices From Inside a School With No Racial Majority

As of last school year, white students no longer make up the majority of students at Valley Point Middle School in Dalton, Ga.—a small Southern town near the Tennessee border. This shift reflects one that is taking place nationwide, as projections show U.S. schools becoming ‘majority minority’ for the first time this school year. Although there is a sizable population of Latinos at Valley Point, there is currently no racial majority. Hear what school administrators, teachers, and students at the middle school have to say about the school’s diverse population.

Related: View our entire story package on the changing demographics of America's schools.

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Audio Production: Arianna Prothero | Photos: Shawn Poynter for Education Week | Design: Stacey Decker

Vol. 34, Issue 01

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