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Title I: Rich School Districts Get Millions Meant for Poor Kids


NOTTOWAY, Va. -- If you follow the railroad tracks about an hour southwest of Richmond, beyond rolling green fields dotted with yellow buds of spring, down wide and winding country roads, past faded barns, some overgrown with climbing weeds and others slumping towards earth, you'll find the Nottoway County School Board Office.

The central office oversees the school district's 2,200 students, more than 30 percent of whom live in poverty. For a community with such an astounding concentration of poor children, it's done a good job preparing students academically – especially considering one in four adults here don't have a high school diploma, and only 12 percent have a bachelor's degree or higher.


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