Yesterday, the Noble Network of Charter Schools was named the winner of the 2015 Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools. EP is thrilled to congratulate Noble on their recognition and to be a partner supporting their work!
The Chicago-based network, which serves 10,000 students on 16 public charter school campuses, received a $250,000 prize for demonstrating the “most outstanding overall student performance among the country’s largest urban charter management organizations while reducing achievement gaps for low-income and students of color.”
Noble was considered along with 19 other eligible charter schools organizations before being awarded the prize at the National Charter Schools Conference in New Orleans.
Paul Pastorek, the former Louisiana state superintendent of education and a member of The Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools review board, said in a press release, “Noble is exceptional because they operate almost entirely high schools, which are often the toughest grades to advance academically at high levels. Noble is clearly on to something because they’ve been able to scale and sustain their academic achievement. They have demonstrated that all students have the ability to perform at college-ready levels.”
More information can be found on The Broad Prize website.