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ERIC Number: ED504748
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 36
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
The 2007 Broad Prize for Urban Education
Broad Foundation
The $1 million Broad Prize in Urban Education, the nation's largest K-12 public education award given annually by The Broad Foundation, is awarded to urban school districts that demonstrate the greatest overall performance and improvement in student achievement while reducing income and ethnic achievement gaps. One hundred of the largest urban American school districts serving more than 9 million students nationwide are eligible. Like many large urban districts, the majority of students in these districts are traditionally disadvantaged. And like most large urban districts, the reforms being implemented in these districts have faced frequent opposition. Yet despite these challenges, hard work--from the classroom to the school to the district administrative office--is paying off. On measure after measure, these finalists have outperformed peer districts in their states. The Broad Prize recognizes and rewards the hard work of districts--and their students. Graduating seniors in the winning district will receive $500,000 in college scholarships, and graduating seniors in each of the four finalist districts will receive $125,000 in scholarships. This brochure profiles the following 2007 Broad Prize finalist districts: Bridgeport Public Schools, Long Beach Unified School District, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, New York City Department of Education, and Northside Independent School District.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Intermediate Grades; Junior High Schools; Kindergarten; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Broad Foundation
Identifiers - Location: California; Connecticut; Florida; New York; Texas