For the fourth time, the Aldine, Texas, school district has been named a finalist for a prestigious prize that recognizes the progress that urban districts are making in improving student achievement.
The announcement April 2 by the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation of the five finalists for the 2009 Broad Prize for Urban Education also includes the Broward County, Fla., school district, headquartered in Fort Lauderdale; the Gwinnett County, Ga., school district, outside Atlanta; the Long Beach, Calif., district; and the Socorro Independent School District in El Paso, Texas.
The winner of the Broad Prize, to be announced Sept. 16 in Washington, will receive $1 million in scholarships for high school seniors who graduate in 2010. The other four districts will each receive $250,000 in scholarships.
A version of this article appeared in the April 08, 2009 edition of Education Week