Houston Public Schools Finalist for $550,000 Prize 9/25/13
HOUSTON - Houston's public school district is a finalist for more than
a half-million dollars in college scholarships for its high school seniors.
The scholarships come in a private foundation's annual recognition of
student achievement gains in big-city school districts.
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan is to reveal the winner of the 2013
Broad (brohd) Prize for Urban Education on Wednesday in Washington, D.C. The
foundation was founded by Los Angeles-based philanthropist Eli Broad and his
The Houston Independent School District won the first Broad Prize in 2002
and was a 2012 finalist. It's a finalist again with districts from Riverside
County, Calif., San Diego and Cumberland County, N.C.
The $550,000 top prize goes to the district showing strongest student
improvements while reducing achievement gaps among low-income and minority