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  • Dale Robbins, an associate superintendent at Gwinnett County Public Schools in Georgia, cheers the announcement of the Broad Prize for Urban Education with Celeste Strohl and Carol Grady (right). (Gwinnett Daily Post via Associated Press)

    Georgia schools' progress rewarded

    Georgia's largest school system has won the nation's top prize in public education, which will provide $1 million in college scholarships for needy students in the district.

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  • "We have high expectations for students," said Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks. "Our teachers believe that all students can and should learn. It is their job to make sure that takes place every day."

    Georgia schools' progress rewarded →

  • Mr. Wilbanks said his district would willingly share any process or strategy it has developed, including how the district has achieved a high school graduation rate of 84 percent and why 90 percent of those graduates go on to college or other post-secondary training.

    Georgia schools' progress rewarded →

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