Where poor kids are learning — Texas | Joanne

Chess is popular in Brownsville, Texas schools. In this 2012 photo, Hannah High School students consider their moves. Photo: Will Van Overbeek

Only 4 percent of schools have closed the economic achievement gap, according to the Education Equality Index. Brownsville, Texas, a border town with high poverty rates and many Spanish-speaking families, does the best at educating low-income students, according to the index, a project of GreatSchools and Education Cities.

Eight of the top 10 cities are in Texas, including El Paso and McAllen, notes Lauren Camera in U.S. News.

In Brownsville, 95…

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