New York, NY (PRWEB) April 6, 2010 -- Montgomery County Public Schools in Maryland earned a spot as one of five finalists for the 2010 Broad Prize for Urban Education, an annual $2 million award honoring districts that demonstrate the best student performance while reducing achievement gaps. The announcement drew praise from officials at Pearson, the global leader in education and education technology.
"The Montgomery County school system is producing spectacular academic results, raising the bar for the rest of the nation," said Pearson's Maryland District Manager David Graham. "The people of Montgomery County should be proud of their teachers and students, and we congratulate them on this impressive accomplishment."
The winner of The Broad Prize, to be announced Oct. 19, will receive $1 million in college scholarships for high school seniors graduating in 2011. The four other districts will each receive $250,000 in college scholarships. Having been named as a finalist, Montgomery County is guaranteed a minimum of $250,000 in college scholarships for its students.
SOURCE: Pearson School