For the first time in at least 50 years, a majority of public school students across the country are considered “low-income”, according to a new study by the Southern Education Foundation. While poor children are spread across the country, concentrations are highest in the South and in the West.

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SOURCE: SEF calculations of NCES Common Core of Data, 2013. Published Jan. 16, 2015.