MAP: Student poverty higher in rural areas

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This map by EdBuild.org highlights how rural school districts in South Carolina have higher rates of children living in neighborhoods of concentrated poverty. “They’re living in areas where need and disadvantage are all they ever see,” the organization said. Across the country, there are 495 school districts — those colored red — where student poverty rates are more than 40 percent. In South Carolina, those rates are found in Allendale (52.8%), Bamberg 2 (45.6%), Clarendon 1 (41.8%), Williamsburg (43.5%), Marion 10 (48.8%)and Dillon 4 (40.6.8%), according to the organization.

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