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Gwinnett County public school officials Tricia Kennedy, Jody Reeves, and Nikki Mouton, from left, embrace in Suwanee, Ga., upon learning that their district will share the Broad Prize with Orange County, Fla.
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Two Districts Share Urban Education Prize

Gwinnett County, Ga., and Orange County, Fla., were the two winners—and the only two finalists—for the prestigious Broad Urban Education Prize. (September 30, 2014)

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The new $250,000 prize will single out charter networks with a track record of academic success.
November 8, 2011 - Education Week
Familiar names keep cropping up as finalists for the prestigious Broad Prize, causing some to wonder if the successful strategies of winning districts are spreading anywhere else.
October 18, 2011 - Education Week
Both the civil liberties organization and parents say they want to know more about how the highly publicized $100 million gift to Newark schools will be spent.
October 17, 2011 - Digital Directions
The diverse North Carolina district was singled out for its success in narrowing achievement gaps among its 133,600 students.
September 20, 2011 - Education Week
Almost all of the anonymous donors who had pledged $405,000 toward the buyout backed out, according to a district statement.
September 7, 2011 - Education Week
Educators in Denver, Gwinnett County, Ga., and four other districts around the county plan to use their share of the $75 million grants to enhance mentor, residency, and other training programs for aspiring and novice principals.
August 25, 2011 | Updated: June 26, 2015 - Education Week
Five philanthropists have already committed $5 million to Chicago's plan, and Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he plans to raise an additional $5 million.
August 16, 2011 - Education Week
A nonprofit backed by U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah (D., Pa.) spent more than $2 million in federal funds to provide environmental education to Philadelphia high school students—including trips to a resort in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
August 4, 2011 - McClatchy-Tribune
As the number of influential school leaders trained by the Broad Superintendents Academy grows, so does the criticism surrounding the program.
June 7, 2011 - Education Week
The Oakland, Calif., group will use its new funding to bring outside talent into school administration.
May 12, 2011 - Education Week

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