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Miami-Dade County Public Schools wins Broad Prize

Miami-Dade County Public Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho, center, and United Teachers of Dade President Karen Aronowitz, right, react after learning that their district won the 2012 Broad Prize for Urban Education.

No longer the Susan Lucci of the Broad (rhymes with ‘road’) Prize competition, five time finalist Miami-Dade County Public Schools walked away with the title on Tuesday. As the winner of the award that recognizes the large urban school district making the greatest progress in the country in raising student achievement, Miami-Dade will receive $550,000 in college scholarships for its high school seniors. 

The $1 million Broad Prize is an annual award that honors the four large urban school districts that demonstrate the strongest student achievement and improvement in student achievement while reducing achievement gaps among low-income and minority students. The 75 largest urban school districts in America are automatically eligible for the award each year.

Three finalist districts in Corona-Norco, Houston and Palm Beach will each receive $150,000 in scholarships.


Photo:   The Broad Prize



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