Broad Prize goes to Gwinnett County Public Schools
| Oct 21, 2010
The 2010 Broad Prize has been awarded to Gwinnett County Public Schools in Georgia. The district will receive $1 million in college scholarships for its high school students. Four finalists--Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools in North Carolina, Montgomery County Public Schools in Maryland, and the Socorro Independent School District and the Ysleta Independent School District in Texas--will each receive $250,000 in college scholarships.
The $2 million Broad Prize is an annual award that honors five large urban school districts that demonstrate the strongest student achievement and improvement while narrowing achievement gaps between income and ethnic groups. The money goes directly to graduating high school seniors for college scholarships. Each year, 100 of the largest schools districts that serve significant percentages of low-income and minority students are automatically eligible for the Broad Prize.
For further information, visit the Broad Prize homepage.