$1M Prize for Urban Districts Suspended

ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT: Which urban school district won $1 million from the Broad Foundation this year? Trick question: Zero. Billionaire Eli Broad feels that no districts are raising student achievement quickly enough to deserve the prize, awarded annually for the past 13 years. Previous winners include Houston and Miami-Dade. Although the urban education prize has been suspended, the $500,000 prize for charter schools continues.

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