CMS wins $550,000 in scholarships for high school seniors

WASHINGTON D.C. – Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is the winner of the 2011 Broad Prize and $550,000 in college scholarships, the Broad Foundation announced in September.
The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation gives the national award to four large, urban school districts that show significant student improvement while narrowing ethnic and socioeconomic achievement gaps. Three other districts, Broward County Public Schools and Miami-Dade County Public Schools, both in Florida, and Ysleta Independent School District in El Paso, Texas, each received $150,000 in college scholarships.
“By creatively supporting the most challenged schools with dollars and people and by empowering teachers to tailor instruction to student needs, Charlotte-Mecklenburg has produced truly impressive urban student achievement gap closures,” said foundation founder Eli Broad. “We congratulate everyone – teachers, administrators, parents, students and the entire community – involved in the district’s success.

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