The Long Beach, Calif., school district, which won a prestigious prize in 2003 for an urban district making gains in student achievement, is again a finalist for the award.
The Los Angeles-based Broad Foundation, which will award its Broad Prize for Urban Education on Sept. 18, last week announced the five finalists. Besides Long Beach, they are the Bridgeport, Conn., public schools; the Miami-Dade County, Fla., schools; the New York City Department of Education; and the Northside Independent School District in northwest San Antonio, Texas.
Under the rules of the competition, a winning district is not eligible for three years following its win, making this the first year that the Long Beach Unified School District could compete again, the foundation said.
The foundation has made the awards each year since 2002.
A version of this article appeared in the April 11, 2007 edition of Education Week