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30 seniors share $550,000 in Broad Prize scholarships

Thirty Houston ISD seniors will have help paying for college, thanks to $550,000 worth of scholarships the district received when it won The Broad Prize for Urban Education in 2013.

Seniors throughout the district were encouraged to apply for the two- and four-year scholarships. Winning students who enroll in a four-year college will receive $20,000 scholarships that will be paid out over four years ($5,000 per year), and students who enroll in a two-year college or technical program will receive $5,000 scholarships paid out over two years ($2,500 per year).

The following students were awarded scholarships from The Broad Foundation:

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Bloomberg Radio Interviews HISD Superintendent on Winning Broad Prize

Last week, Jane Williams, host and producer of Bloomberg EDU, Bloomberg Radio’s weekly look at education, interviewed HISD Superintendent Terry Grier. Find out what winning the 2013 Broad Prize will mean for HISD students, how the district is working to increase high school graduation rates, the value of partnerships beyond the district, and how vitally important it is that education be about students, not adults. Read more in the Huffington Post.

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HISD to Celebrate Being Named America’s Top Urban School District

HISD Board of Education, HISD Superintendent, administrators, teachers and students to partake in the district’s celebration

What:             Hundreds of school administrators, teachers and students will join the HISD

Board of Education and Superintendent Terry Grier as the district celebrates winning the Broad Prize for Urban Education. The prestigious award recognizes the public school system that has demonstrated the greatest overall performance and improvement in student achievement while reducing achievement gaps among poor and minority students. The award also provides the HISD class of 2014 with $550,000 in college scholarships. HISD won the first Broad Prize awarded in 2002 and was also a finalist in 2012.

The celebration at the district’s headquarters will feature school marching bands, cheerleaders, community members and HISD’s #GreatAllOver school bus, among other festivities.

For more information about The Broad Prize, including video and photos, please visit www.houstonisd.org/broadprize.

Who:               HISD Board of Education trustees, HISD Superintendent Terry Grier, administrators, teachers, students and community members

When:             Monday, Sept. 30 at 4 p.m.  

Where:           Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center, 4400 W. 18th Street

It Takes More Than Grades to Win a Broad Scholarship

2012 Broad scholarship recipients

Leadership, initiative, community service, and setting realistic goals are a few of the things that the Broad scholarship review committee will be looking for when it reviews applications this spring.

HISD graduates will be applying for $550,000 in scholarships from the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, thanks to the district winning this year’s Broad Prize and being named top urban school district in the country. Although the prize recognizes HISD’s efforts as a whole, the direct beneficiaries are students.

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Team HISD Elated at HISD’s Second Broad Prize Win

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HISD employees erupted in cheers on Sept. 25 after learning that the district had been selected as the 2013 winner of the Broad Prize in Urban Education.

Almost 200 central office employees gathered in a conference room at the district’s headquarters to hear the winner announced, and after U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan confirmed what many had hoped, the mood in the room was ecstatic.

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HISD Named America’s Top Urban School District

The Houston Independent School District was awarded the most coveted award in public education on Wednesday because of consistently strong student academic achievement over a four-year period. The Broad Prize for Urban Education comes with $550,000 in college scholarships for graduating seniors.

HISD is now the nation’s first two-time winner of the prestigious award, which recognizes each year the public school system that has demonstrated the greatest overall performance and improvement in student achievement while reducing achievement gaps among poor and minority students. HISD won the first Broad Prize awarded in 2002.

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Nine HISD Students Split $165,000 in Broad Scholarships

The Broad Foundation Scholarship winners. Click above to see more photos from the event.

Nine graduating seniors from HISD schools were awarded scholarships from The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation at a news conference held during the organization’s second visit to Houston in two years.

“We’re so excited to be back in Houston for a second, consecutive year,” said Karen Denne, chief communications officer for The Broad Foundation. “We love coming back to districts that are repeat finalists because it means that their practices are working.”

The Houston Independent School District is one of four urban school districts in the running for the 2013 Broad Prize for Urban Education and for $550,000 in scholarships.

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Broad committee visits J.P. Henderson Elementary

A decade after HISD won the inaugural Broad Prize for Urban Education, committee members for the 2012 Broad Prize have arrived at HISD to evaluate the district again as a finalist for the largest education award in the country given to school districts.

See photos of the committee visit to J.P. Henderson Elementary School below:

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