Broad Prize for Urban Education

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    Cumberland County finalist for Broad Prize

    Every year, the Broad Foundation awards a $1 million prize to an urban school district “that demonstrates the greatest overall performance and improvement while reducing achievement gaps among ethnic groups and income levels.” The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools won The Broad Prize in 2011.  This year, Cumberland County Schools is a finalist…
    Terry Stoops, August 13, 2013
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    How did CMS win the Broad Prize?

    Yesterday, I noted that Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) won the 2011 Broad Prize for Urban Education.  Tara Servatius added some excellent commentary and context. I reviewed the data compiled by the Broad Foundation and suspect that CMS won based on two metrics.  The first was a residuals analysis, a…
    Terry Stoops, September 21, 2011
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    Charlotte-Mecklenburg Wins Broad Prize

    At first, I thought that CMS received the Broad Prize because the district had close ties to the Broad Foundation.  Former superintendent Peter Gorman was a graduate of the Broad Superintendents Academy and he received help from Broad to implement a performance pay program for teachers.  According to Education…
    Terry Stoops, September 20, 2011