HOUSTON – The Houston Independent School District has been named America’s Top Urban School District.
Superintendent Terry Grier accepted the Broad Prize for Urban Education from U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday and credited HISD’s teachers for the district’s achievement.
“Our teachers in the classroom have stepped up. We have the best teacher corps and the best principals and support staff in the country,” he said.
The coveted award comes with $550,000 in college scholarships. HISD won the first Broad Prize awarded in 2002.
HISD beat out three other finalists this year.