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Dallas ISD to ask City for Help Integrating High-Poverty Schools

Dallas ISD wants to try something radical this fall: Open a school where half the kids are poor and half aren’t.

It’s radical because the vast majority of DISD schools are high poverty. Campuses with socioeconomic diversity are few and far between. Many middle- and upper-class families have left DISD over the years for private or suburban schools. To succeed, Dallas ISD will have to lure more students from families with more money back to district schools.