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Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 10/19/2010

MoCo schools loses out on Broad Prize

By Washington Post editors

This post has been updated.

Montgomery County public school system came up short Tuesday in its bid to capture on the of most prestigious education prizes in the country.

In April, the 144,000-student system was named one of five finalists for the 2010 Broad Prize for Urban Education. The annual prize, funded by a Los Angeles philanthropist, recognizes urban schools that have made progress in improving student achievement and closing the persistent achievement gaps that separate racial and socioeconomic groups. The winner receives $1 million for college scholarships.

Tuesday, Gwinnett County Public Schools (outside Atlanta) was named the recipient of the top prize.

Montgomery County received $250,000 for scholarships.

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By Washington Post editors  | October 19, 2010; 12:27 PM ET
Categories:  Education, Maryland  
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