BISD leads nation on Education Equality Index

Below is an excerpt from an article published by The Brownsville Herald.


Students from low-income families in Brownsville perform just as well or better on state standardized math and reading tests than their more advantaged peers at 500 schools across the country, according to the recently released Education Equality Index.

Education Cities and Great Schools, two non-profits funded by the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation, created the index, which aims to create a nationally comparative measure of low-income student achievement. The EEI analyzed data for 45 states and more than 55,000 cities collected directly from state departments of education and combined with additional data from the U.S. Department of Education.

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