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Houston ISD Seniors to Receive $150,000 in Broad Foundation Scholarships

2012 October 23
by HISD Communications

Superintendent Terry Grier sent the following message to Team HISD after the 2012 Broad Prize for Urban Education was awarded to Miami-Dade County Public Schools.

Dear Colleagues:

Today, we received word from the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation that the 2012 Broad Prize for Urban Education has been awarded to Miami-Dade County Public Schools.

While HISD did not win this year, we can be proud of the work that we are doing to raise student achievement, particularly among minority and economically disadvantaged children. HISD was one of just four finalists for the Broad Prize, and one of only two districts to be nominated for a second time after winning the award. Many of you remember when HISD won the inaugural Broad Prize in 2002.

As a result of being named a finalist this year, the Class of 2013 will receive $150,000 in college scholarships, and HISD will be studied as a model of instructional best practices with the goal of helping other big-city school districts improve student achievement.

Please join me in congratulating our friends at Miami-Dade County Public Schools, and take pride in all that we’re doing to ensure that all students, regardless of their background, graduate prepared for college and meaningful careers.


Terry B. Grier, Ed.D. 
Superintendent of Schools
Houston Independent School District

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