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A Look at the Contenders for Top Prize in Urban Education

HISD seniors could receive over half a million dollars in college scholarships if HISD takes home the most coveted honor a public school system can win: The Broad Prize for Urban Education. This year’s Broad Prize winner will be announced on September 25, at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. HISD is competing against three other school districts: the Corona-Norco Unified School District in Riverside County, Calif.; Cumberland County Schools in North Carolina; and the San Diego Unified School District in Southern California. All four finalists, including HISD, are guaranteed $150,000 in scholarships for high school seniors who will graduate in 2014.

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