Ysleta ISD Competing for $1 Million

Ysleta ISD Competing for $1 Million

POSTED: Friday, October 15, 2010 - 10:43am

UPDATED: Friday, October 15, 2010 - 2:32pm

EL PASO - The Ysleta Independent School District is one of five school districts in America competing for the 2010 Broad Prize, the largest education award in the country that carries with it $1 million in college scholarships for high school seniors in the winning district.

The Broad Prize is awarded by The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, a national venture philanthropy established by entrepreneur and philanthropist Eli Broad to advance entrepreneurship for the public good in education, science and the arts.

Ysleta school leaders will host a local watch party Tuesday, Oct. 19, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Central Office Atrium and Theatre there will be a live webcast from the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, where U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Philanthropist Eli Broad will announce the winner of the 2010 Broad Prize.

Superintendent Michael Zolkoski, School Board President Martha “Marty” Reyes and Ysleta Teachers Association President Noel Candelaria will represent Ysleta at the announcement in New York.

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