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The Foundation for Florida’s Future Congratulates Miami-Dade County Public Schools
Miami-Dade Named Nation’s Most Improved Urban District
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – A Florida school district received national recognition this week for improving student performance and reducing its achievement gap. The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation announced Florida’s Miami-Dade Public School District as the winner of the 2012 Broad Prize for Urban Education. Miami-Dade County Public Schools were awarded $550,000 in college scholarships for its high school seniors and named the Nation’s Most Improved Urban District.
“The students of Miami-Dade County, Superintendent Alberto Carvalho and the hardworking teachers in classrooms each day deserve a big round of applause,” said Governor Jeb Bush, Chairman of the Foundation for Florida’s Future. “Our educators play a central role in the real outcomes and improvements we’ve seen in the Sunshine State, notably in Miami-Dade. Our talented students and dedicated teachers continue to prove that circumstances do not dictate success or failure in life. Given the opportunity, all students can achieve, and I couldn’t be more proud to participate in congratulating Miami-Dade for serving as a shining example for our country.”
The award given by the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation recognized the large urban school district for making the greatest progress in the country in raising student achievement. Palm Beach County School District was a top-three finalist for the award and will receive $150,000 in scholarships. For more information, please visit www.broadeducation.org.
The Foundation for Florida’s Future, a public policy organization led by former Governor Jeb Bush, is advancing reforms to make education in Florida a model for the nation. Visit www.AFloridaPromise.org to learn more about the Foundation for Florida’s Future’s efforts to reform education for the 21st century.Tweet