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Montgomery County Schools Win Cash For Scholarships


ROCKVILLE, Md., (WUSA) -- Montgomery County Public Schools won a $250,00, second place prize in a national contest Tuesday.


The money will be used for college scholarships for graduates from the class of 2011.

"Being a finalist for the Broad Prize is a wonderful tribute to the progress that MCPS has made over the past 11 years to raise student performance and narrow the achievement gap," said Board of Education President Patricia O'Neill. "Our students are making tremendous strides thanks to the hard work of our teachers and staff, and the continued support of the community."

The Eli and Blythe Broad Foundation gave $1 million for the first place school district, Gwinnett County, Ga. schools.


In 2010, MCPS students raised test scores in practically every area, including an all-time high 1,653 on the SAT. They also took a record number of Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate exams, according to a statement released by Montgomery County Public Schools.