These 20 school districts have changed the most demographically in past 2 decades

New Jersey’s students have become far more diverse over the past two decades.

In 1998, if you picked two random students out of the student body, the chances of the pair being the same racial and ethnic category were 42 percent. Today, they’d be 31 percent.

The change was led by a surge in Hispanic students, who went from 14 percent of the public school population in 1998 to more than a quarter of it in 2016.

Hispanic residents have a higher fertility rate than white residents, leading to their growth in the school-age population, said James Hughes, a Rutgers professor who specializes in demographic …read more

Source: Bergen

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