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The Most Economically Segregated School Districts

The most economically segregated school districts in the country have childhood poverty rates that differ from neighboring school districts by more than 40 percentage points, highlighting the stark contrast among K-12 schools located just miles apart from each other.

The finding, included in an analysis released Tuesday from EdBuild, a nonprofit focused on education funding inequality, is just the latest in mounting pile of research focused onschool funding inequality.

The organization identified more than 33,500 borders between school districts and compared the childhood poverty rates from the U.S. Census Bureau for the two districts on either side to identify the 50 most segregating school borders.