U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, members of Congress and Philanthropist Eli Broad will announce the winner of The Broad Prize for Urban Education tomorrow morning.
Miami-Dade County and Palm Beach County schools are among this year’s top four finalists for the prize which goes to the most improved large urban school district in the country.
The award recognizes student achievement in districts that have also reduced the achievement gaps among low-income and minority students.
You can see the criteria for the Broad Prize here.
The winning school district will get $550,000 in scholarships for students. Each finalist gets $150,000 in scholarships.
The 2012 finalists:
- Corona-Norco Unified School District in Southern California
- Houston Independent School District
- Miami-Dade County School District
- Palm Beach County School District
Last year, Florida’s Broward County was on the list of finalists for its third time. So was Miami-Dade, which has been a finalist four other times. It’s the first year Palm Beach County schools are on the list.
Here’s to a Florida district taking home the prize.
Updated 10/23/2012 at 3:20 EST
The Miami-Dade school district took home the prize today.
Editor’s note: an earlier version of this story listed the incorrect award amounts.