Norfolk, Va., Wins Urban Education Prize
The Norfolk, Va., school district won the Broad Prize in Urban Education last week for its outsized progress in improving achievement, especially among disadvantaged and minority children.
Eli Broad, the founder of the Los Angeles-based philanthropy that has bestowed the award annually since 2002, said Norfolk’s accomplishments derived in part from strong leadership and good relations among the school board, labor unions, and community.
“It is clear that they have made education a priority for all students, and that commitment is evident in their academic results,” Mr. Broad said at the ceremony in Washington where the prize was...
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