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.