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Study: NYS has most segregated schools

Los Angeles -- New York state has the most segregated public schools in the country, according to a new report.

The Civil Rights Project at the University of California at Los Angeles looked at enrollment trends across the state and New York City from 1989 to 2010.

Black and Latino students in New York state had the highest concentration in intensely segregated public schools in which white students made up less than 10 percent of enrollment and the lowest exposure to white students.

UCLA researchers concluded housing patterns are to blame, and the segregation of schools in New York City was a significant factor.

Illinois, Michigan and California were also among the most segregated states. Many state in the South were among the least segregated.

 
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