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Broad Prize a Huge Win for HISD Students

2013 September 26
by HISD Communications

Although I couldn’t be happier about HISD winning the Broad Prize – the largest education award in the country – I am especially thrilled for our students, because this means that our graduating seniors will receive $550,000 in college scholarships. It also means that all of our students attend the best urban school district in the country.

Although we are a team, and we all worked hard for this, it is the students who are being recognized by the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation. It is the students who have brought in the greatest overall performance and improvement in achievement over the past four years. And it is the students who will reap the rewards.

Moving forward, we will continue to work on improving our graduation rate and making sure that HISD graduates are prepared for college. We will continue establishing 21st century learning environments where students have access to the latest technology, including laptops for all high school students. These advances in technology are transforming education by giving students access to the world outside the classroom and encouraging them to construct their own learning.

But first, let’s take a moment to savor this honor before we get back to work on becoming great all over.

Way to go, Team HISD!

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