ERIC Number: EJ944833
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct-19
Broad Prize: Do the Successes Spread?
Samuels, Christina A.
Education Week, v31 n8 p1, 14-15 Oct 2011
When the Broad Prize for Urban Education was created in 2002, billionaire philanthropist Eli Broad said he hoped the awards, in addition to rewarding high-performing school districts, would foster healthy competition; boost the prestige of urban education, long viewed as dysfunctional; and showcase best practices. Over the 10 years the prize has been given out, it has become a coveted honor. But whether the reforms the award program champions have spread widely to other urban districts is harder to discern. This year, 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.
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Urban Education, School Districts, Competition, Educational Change, Awards, Best Practices
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