CCSA Congratulates Charter School Networks for Recognition as 2017 Broad Prize Finalists

May 5, 2017

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CCSA extends its congratulations to DSST Public Schools in Colorado, Harmony Public Schools in Texas, and Success Academy Charter Schools in New York for becoming finalists for the 2017 Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools, earning them the distinction of being among the best-performing charter management organization's (CMOs) in the country. Winning CMOs will be announced June 12 at the National Charter Schools Conference in Washington, D.C. and will receive $250,000 for outstanding academic outcomes, especially among low-income students and students of color.

Non-profit charter management organizations eligible for the 2017 award operated a minimum of five schools in the 2014-15 school year with at least 2,500 students and served sizable percentages of low-income students and students of color. These organizations could not apply for the award nor be nominated. The reviewing board considered student outcomes, college readiness indicators, scalability, size, poverty and demographics when selecting finalists.

Previous winners of The Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools include IDEA Public Schools in 2016, Noble Network of Charter Schools in 2015, KIPP Schools in 2014, Uncommon Schools in 2013, and YES Prep Public Schools in 2012. Winners are ineligible for three years following their win. Learn more about the award here.