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Racial, ethnic look at U.S. public school students

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This year, for the first time, there will be more minority students than white students in the U.S. public school system, according to federal government projections. A look at how the numbers break down for public schools from 2014-19, according to the projections from the National Center for
 
Education Statistics:

White students to no longer be majority at school

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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.
 
Inside, giggling grade-schoolers who mostly come from homes where Spanish is the primary language worked on storytelling with a tale about a crocodile going to the dentist. This poster and classroom at the Mary D. Lang Kindergarten Center are a subtle representation of America's changing school demographics.

Lawyers of Color 2014 Hot List has a Memphis element

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Ahsaki Baptist, an attorney with Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP, has been named to the Lawyers of Color 2014 Hot List, which recognizes minority attorneys that excel in the legal field.  
 
Lawyers of Color, a Washington D.C.-based media and research group that promotes the causes and contributions of the nation’s minority attorneys, annually selects honorees that excel in the legal field and are involved in initiatives that promote diversity.

Focus and hard work make Memphis athlete a junior-sized Olympian

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Memphis athlete Joshua Owten competed in the United States of America Track and Field (USATF) National Junior Olympic Track and Field Championship in Turner Stadium in Humble, Texas and won the bronze medal. 
 
The soon to be Central High School freshman and member of Youth Track and Field of Memphis racked a time of 26.16 in the boys (13-14) 200 meter hurdles final, finishing third to Caleb Roberson of Cal Rising Stars and Jaylon Robinson of 2NDWIND Athletics. Owten also competed in the boys (13-14) long jump flight 2, where he placed 17th. 

THIS WEEKEND IN MEMPHIS!

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Your source of information for where to go and what to do each weekend in the Greater Memphis area.
 
FRIDAY
 
* Wine Down at the Dixon
6pm-8pm | The Dixon Art Gallery & Gardens
 
* Park + Pajamas
7pm | Shelby Farms
 
Hair and Fashion Extravaganza
7pm-9pm | Memphis Botanic Gardens