This week, the Broad Foundation announced the five finalists for its 2005 Prize for Urban Education, the "largest education award in the country given to a single school district." The nominees are: Aldine Independent School District (near Houston), Boston Public Schools, New York City Department of Education, Norfolk (Virginia) Public Schools, and the San Francisco Unified School District. That's the fourth nomination for Boston, the third for Norfolk, and the second for Aldine. Each finalist receives $125,000 in scholarships for graduating seniors, and the big winner will receive $500,000 in scholarships. The award-winning district will be announced on September 20 in D.C.
"Broad Foundation announces finalists for 2005 Broad Prize," Broad Foundation, April 12, 2005.