On April 1, the five finalists for the 2010 Broad Prize for Urban Education,
the largest education prize in the country, will be announced on www.broadprize.org.
The $2 million Broad (rhymes with ÂroadÂ) Prize is an annual award that honors
the nationÂs urban school districts that demonstrate
the greatest overall performance and improvement in student achievement
while reducing achievement gaps among poor and minority students.
Every finalist district receives a minimum of $250,000 in college scholarships for
graduating high school seniors. The winner receives $1 million in college scholarships.
Each year, 100 of the largest urban school districts nationwide are automatically eligible for The Broad Prize.
A review board selects five finalists based on publicly available student performance data.
Districts cannot apply for or be nominated for this award.
The Broad Prize was started in 2002 by The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation,
a national venture philanthropy established by Eli Broad to advance
entrepreneurship for the public good in education, science and the arts.