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Majority-minority school districts increasing in Minnesota


MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When John Landgaard became superintendent of Worthington Public Schools 15 years ago, students of color made up about 38 percent of the southwestern Minnesota district's student population. Not anymore. Today, that number is 67 percent. In the 2007-08 school year, Worthington became the first district in Greater Minnesota — aside from a handful of districts located near American Indian reservations — to become majority-minority.

"I think our diverse population will stay between 70 to 80 percent," Landgaard said. "But you just never know. It depends a bit on how your community grows, what businesses come in, and the employment opportunities for citizens."


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