Published Online: April 8, 2008
Published in Print: April 9, 2008, as Broad Foundation Names Finalists For Urban Prize

News in Brief

Broad Foundation Names Finalists For Urban Prize

Article Tools
  • PrintPrinter-Friendly
  • EmailEmail Article
  • ReprintReprints
  • CommentsComments

Five school districts in the Sun Belt have been named as finalists for a prize recognizing their progress in raising student achievement.

The Los Angeles-based Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation last week said the contenders for the 2008 award are the school districts in Aldine, Texas; Broward County, Fla.; Brownsville, Texas; Long Beach, Calif.; and Miami-Dade County, Fla.

The Broad Prize for Urban Education will be announced Oct. 14. The winner will receive $500,000 for scholarships for graduating seniors; the other finalists each will receive $125,000 in scholarship money.

The foundation said in a news releaseRequires Adobe Acrobat Reader that each of the districts educates significant numbers of Hispanic students, who are making “notable progress” in narrowing achievement gaps with their white peers.

Vol. 27, Issue 32, Page 4

Commenting temporarily disabled due to scheduled maintenance. Check back soon.
Ground Rules for Posting
We encourage lively debate, but please be respectful of others. Profanity and personal attacks are prohibited. By commenting, you are agreeing to abide by our user agreement.
All comments are public.

Back to Top Back to Top

Most Popular Stories