Gwinnett County Public Schools has been named a finalist for the 2014 Broad Prize for Urban Education. Gwinnett won the prize in 2010 and has been ineligible for the past three years due to having won previously.
Becoming a finalist ensures that Gwinnett is guaranteed $250,000 and could win as much as $750,000 in college scholarships for its high school seniors.
The Broad (rhymes with “road”) Prize for Urban Education is an annual $1 million award—the largest education prize in the country—that honors urban school districts that demonstrate the greatest overall performance and improvement in student achievement while reducing achievement gaps among low-income students and students of color.
“We applaud the teachers, principals and administrators in Gwinnett County who are working hard each day to ensure that every student reaches his or her full potential,” said Bruce Reed, president of The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, which awards The Broad Prize. “It is especially significant that Gwinnett County returns as a finalist this year after winning The Broad Prize in 2010, so the district is clearly doing something right to sustain their academic gains.”
For more information about The Broad Prize, visit www.broadprize.org.