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New York--the New York City Department of Education won this year's Broad Prize for Urban Education.

NEW YORK -- The New York City Department of Education won this year's Broad Prize for Urban Education. Funded by the Broad Foundation, the annual award honors large urban school districts that demonstrate the greatest overall performance and improvement in student achievement while reducing achievement gaps among disadvantaged and minority students. Among its merits, New York City--which received $500,000 for college scholarships for graduating high school seniors--narrowed the high school achievement gap between the state average for white students and New York City Hispanic and African-American students by 14 and 13 percentage points, respectively. The other four finalists--Bridgeport Public Schools (Conn.), Long Beach Unified School District (Calif.), Miami-Dade County Public Schools, and the Northside Independent School District (Texas)--each received $125,000 for college scholarships.
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Title Annotation:Around the Country
Publication:The Achiever
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1U2NY
Date:Nov 1, 2007
Words:125
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