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Posted October 22. 2013 11:28AM

Low-income students a majority in public schools in 17 states, NH one of only 3 states with rate less than a third

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The trend is especially pronounced in the South, where only Virginia did not fall on the list. The states with the worst rates are Mississippi (71%), New Mexico (68%), Louisiana (66%), Oklahoma (60%), and Arkansas (60%), which are the only states with rates of at least 60%. Only three states—New Jersey, North Dakota and New Hampshire—had rates below one-third.