Winner of the Broad Prize for Urban Education to be announced this morning

HISD is one of four finalists for the largest education award in the nation

The winner of the Broad Prize for Urban Education—the most prestigious prize in public education— will be announced this morning at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. HISD is one of four finalists for the award, which recognizes the greatest overall performance and improvement in student achievement while reducing achievement gaps among poor and minority students from 2008.

HISD Superintendent Terry Grier, Board of Education President Mike Lunceford, Trustees Anna Eastman, Rhonda Skillern-Jones, Paula Harris, and Harvin Moore, and Houston Federation of Teachers President President Gayle Fallon are in New York for the announcement.

Other finalists for the Broad Prize include Corona-Norco Unified School District in Riverside County, California, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, and The School District of Palm Beach County, Florida. Dr. Grier joined the leaders of those school districts for a panel discussion about strategies being used to help close the achievement gap between minority students and their white counterparts.

Live coverage of the discussion and the Broad Prize announcement is available at