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Miami-Dade Wins $1 Million Broad Prize for Most Improved Urban District

Miami-Dade Public Schools, the nation’s fourth-largest district, won the prestigious Broad Prize Tuesday for excellence in urban education.

The $1 million prize, awarded annually by the nonprofit Broad Foundation, recognizes districts that have made substantial gains in student achievement and outcomes.

“What is encouraging about Miami-Dade is its sustainable improvement over time,” philanthropist Eli Broad said, according to U.S. News & World Reports. “Their gains are a testament to the hard-working teachers, administrators and parents who have embraced innovative new methods to modernize schools and ensure that students of all backgrounds get the support they need.”


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