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Minority students to be majority

Whites to be at 49.8%, but now outnumbered on whole

Posted: August 10, 2014 at 3:42 a.m.

Teacher Jane Cornell works with students on their storytelling skills last month at Mary D. Lang Kindergarten Center in Kennett Square, Pa.

The cheerful sign outside Jane Cornell's summer school classroom in Pennsylvania's wealthiest county reads "Welcome" and "Bienvenidos" in polished handwriting.

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