Houston Edges Out San Diego for Broad Prize

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    Superintendent Cindy Marten (seen here in a file photo) attended the announcement in Washington, D.C. along with other local school officials.

    The most improved urban school district in the nation was announced Wednesday as the recipient of the prestigious Broad Prize.

    San Diego Unified School District was one of the four school districts across the country in the running.

    However, the finalist announced Wednesday was Houston Independent School District (HISD), the largest public school system in Texas and the seventh-largest in the United States.

    SDUSD Finalist for Broad Prize

    [DGO]SDUSD Finalist for Broad Prize
    San Diego Unified School District is one of the four school districts across the country in the running for this year's Broad Prize, awarded each year to the most improved urban school district.

    Superintendent Terry Grier, former San Diego schools superintendent, accepted the award and acknowledged the work of SDUSD Superintendent Cindy Marten who served as a principal under his tenure.

    He also credited Bill Kowba for his work as superintendent of San Diego schools during a difficult economic time following Grier's resignation.

    Cindy Marten Discusses Back to School Season

    [DGO]Cindy Marten Discusses Back to School Season
    San Diego Unified School District Cindy Marten talks with NBC 7 anchor Marianne Kushi about the upcoming school year.

    Houston will receive $550,000 in college scholarships for high school seniors. Each of the finalists will receive $150,000 in scholarships.

    Check back for updates on this developing story.