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Broad Foundation Announces Finalists for Urban Education Prize

By Ann Bradley — April 07, 2009 1 min read
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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.

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A version of this article appeared in the April 08, 2009 edition of Education Week

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