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When The Worst Elementary School In Dallas Closes, What Happens To The Kids?

R’reanna Wooten’s dad was murdered five years ago. Her mom is mostly absent. The 11-year-old lives in public housing in the city’s poorest neighborhood; her grandmother is afraid to let her play outside and worries about stray bullets.

No wonder that in the mornings before R’reanna headed to the worst elementary school in Dallas, her grandmother prayed: No fights with other kids. No trouble with teachers. None of the frustration that sometimes sent the fourth-grader surging out of her classroom to roam the halls of George Washington Carver elementary.