November 26, 2003
First Lady Laura Bush had high praise this week for the Long Beach Unified School District. In a written statement, she spelled out the significance of the 2003 Broad Prize for Urban Education.
"I send my deep admiration for your outstanding success in making the greatest overall improvement in student achievement while reducing achievement gaps across ethnic and income groups," she wrote. "Your progress is a testament to wise leadership, sensitive and effective teaching, and inspired students."