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Houston Independent School District Superintendent Terry Grier, center, and members of the HISD team react after learning their district won the 2013 Broad Prize for Urban Education, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Looking on is San Diego Unified School District Superintendent Cindy Marten, front left. As the winner of the award that recognizes the public school district making the greatest performance and improvement gains in student achievement, Houston will receive $550,000 in college scholarships for its high school seniors. The three other finalists—Corona-Norco Unified School District in California, Cumberland County Schools in North Carolina, and the San Diego Unified School District —will each receive $150,000 in college scholarships. (Photo by Diane Bondareff for The Broad Foundation) Philanthropist Eli Broad, left, and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, right, congratulate Houston Independent School District Superintendent Terry Grier after announcing that Houston is the winner of the 2013 Broad Prize for Urban Education, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. As the winner of the award that recognizes the public school district making the greatest performance and improvement gains in student achievement, Houston will receive $550,000 in college scholarships for its high school seniors. The three other finalists—Corona-Norco Unified School District in California, Cumberland County Schools in North Carolina, and the San Diego Unified School District —will each receive $150,000 in college scholarships. (Photo by Diane Bondareff for The Broad Foundation)
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announces that the Houston Independent School District is the winner of the 2013 Broad Prize for Urban Education, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Houston is the only public school district in the country to win The Broad Prize twice. (Photo by Diane Bondareff for The Broad Foundation) Philanthropist Eli Broad speaks at the 2013 Broad Prize for Urban Education, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Since 2002, The Broad Foundation has awarded more than $15 million in Broad Prize college scholarships for high school seniors. (Photo by Diane Bondareff for The Broad Foundation)
Houston Independent School District Superintendent Terry Grier addresses more than 300 education leaders around the country after winning the 2013 Broad Prize for Urban Education, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Houston is the only public school district in the country to win The Broad Prize twice. (Photo by Diane Bondareff for The Broad Foundation) Uncommon Schools, Winner of the 2013 Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools. Left to right: Eli Broad; Edythe Broad; U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan; Brett Peiser, CEO, Uncommon Schools; Norman Atkins, board chairman, Uncommon Schools
Cumberland County Schools. Left to right: Eli Broad; Edythe Broad; U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan; Alicia Chisolm, board of education chair, district 1; Franklin Till, superintendent, Cumberland County Schools; Joseph Sorce, president, Cumberland County Association of Educators.Houston Independent School District. Left to right: Eli Broad; Edythe Broad; U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan; Terry Grier, superintendent, Houston Independent School District; Anna Eastman, board of education president, district 1.
San Diego Unified School District. Left to right: Eli Broad; Edythe Broad; U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan; John Evans, board of education president, district A; Cindy Marten, superintendent, San Diego Unified School District; Bill Kowba, former superintendent, San Diego Unified School District. Corona-Norco Unified School District. Left to right: Eli Broad; Edythe Broad; U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan; Michael Lin, superintendent, Corona-Norco Unified School District; Michell Skipworth, president, board of education; Harold Stryker, president, Corona-Norco Teachers Association.
Panel discussion, “Personalized Learning: Possible at Scale.” Left to right: Liz Willen, director; Hechinger Institute on Education and the Media; Valyncia “Vee” Hawkins, fifth-grade teacher, Anne Beers School, District of Columbia Public Schools; John Bailey, director, Digital Learning Now!; Liz Arney, director of innovative learning, Aspire Public Schools; Alberto Carvalho, superintendent, Miami-Dade County Public Schools.

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