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Four districts named as Broad Prize finalists

Four school districts have been named as finalists for the 2013 Broad Prize for Urban Education. The districts: Corona-Norco (Calif.) Unified School District; Cumberland County (N.C.) Schools; Houston Independent School District; and San Diego Unified School District. The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation bestows the prize annually to the four urban U.S. school districts in that it believes have made the greatest improvement in student achievement. The winning district will receive $550,000 in scholarships for its students, and the three finalist districts will each receive $150,000 in college scholarships for graduating high school seniors.

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