For Immediate Release
Monday, May 1, 2017
512-584-8272 x 311
Today, the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation and the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools announced Harmony Public Schools as a finalist for the 2017 Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools.
The winner of the 2017 Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools will receive $250,000 to support college-readiness programs for its students. The winner will be announced at the National Charter School Conference in Washington, D.C. on June 12.
“On behalf of the Texas Charter Schools Association, I am elated to congratulate Dr. Soner Tarim and Harmony Public Schools for being selected as a finalist for the prestigious Broad Prize,” said David Dunn, Executive Director. “Harmony Public Schools has a strong record of success in educating students who graduate and often become the first in their family to attend college. We continue to support and share in their commitment to delivering a high performing college preparatory education to Texas students.”
Harmony serves about 32,000 students on 48 campuses throughout the state including Austin, Beaumont, Brownsville, Bryan-College Station, Dallas-Ft. Worth, El Paso, Houston, Laredo, Lubbock, Odessa, San Antonio, and Waco. Sixty-one percent of Harmony’s students are economically disadvantaged and 51 percent are Hispanic while 19 percent are African-American.