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Students chat in an 8th grade social studies class at Valley Point Middle School in Dalton, Ga. The school’s enrollment shifted to a majority of nonwhite students last school year.
—Shawn Poynter for Education Week

U.S. School Enrollment Hits Majority-Minority Milestone

For the first time, the overall number of Latino, African-American, and Asian students in public K-12 schools is expected to surpass the number of non-Hispanic white students. (August 19, 2014)

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10/23 03:29 pm | New York To Review Districts' Enrollment Policies for Unaccompanied Minors | After reports that undocumented children were not being allowed to enroll in some local districts, New York State officials said they will review policies of the school ...

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