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Winner of $2 Million Broad Prize for Urban Education to be Announced

 


 

Winner of $2 Million Broad Prize for Urban Education to be 
Announced, Named Most Improved Urban School District


Aldine, Broward CountyGwinnett CountyLong Beach and Socorro 
Vie for CountryÂ’s Largest Education Prize



 

Who:

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
Members of Congress
D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty
Philanthropist Eli Broad
300 leading education policy-makers and practitioners

   

What:

Announce the winner of the 2009 Broad Prize for Urban Education, the largest education prize in the country.  The finalists are school districts inAldineTexasBroward CountyFla.Gwinnett CountyGa.Long Beach,Calif. and SocorroTexas 

   

When:

Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2009

  • 9 to 10:45 a.m. ET:  Panel discussion with superintendents from The Broad Prize finalist districts, moderated by former USA Today education journalist Richard Whitmire

  • 11 a.m. to noon ET:  Announcement of winner, with remarks by Secretary Duncan

   

Where:

United States Capitol Visitor CenterWashington, D.C.  Enter below EastPlaza of Capitol between Constitution and Independence Avenues.  Events in Congressional Auditorium.   

   


 
The $2 million Broad (pronounced “brode”) Prize for Urban Education (http://www.broadprize.org/) annually honors urban American school districts that demonstrate the greatest overall performance and improvement in student achievement while reducing income and ethnic achievement gaps.  The winning district will receive $1 million in college scholarships for high school seniors, with $250,000 in scholarships for each finalist district.  The event is sponsored by The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation (www.broadfoundation.org).                                
 



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