Austin, TX – Wednesday, May 9, 2017 -- This past Sunday, H-E-B announced statewide winners of the 16th annual H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards during an awards ceremony at the Hilton Hotel in Austin. The Grand Prairie Independent School District was selected as the winner of the Large School District Award and received a $100,000 cash award.
H-E-B launched the Excellence in Education Awards program in cooperation with the Texas Association of School Administrators in 2002 as a positive way to support public education in Texas. It has become the largest monetary program for educators in the state, spotlighting best practices and celebrating the passion and creativity of Texas educators. Since 2002, the program has given away more than $8.5 million in cash and grants.
"I am proud of the hard work of all the teachers, students, and administrators in Grand Prairie ISD. They are absolutely deserving of this prestigious award," said Representative Anderson. "GPISD is unparalleled in their commitment to student achievement through innovative programs including schools of choice. Grand Prairie ISD is a leader in Texas education, and I am proud that all of my children attend our have attended public school in Grand Prairie ISD."
About Rodney Anderson: Representative Rodney Anderson is serving his third term in the Texas House of Representatives. He currently sits on both the Elections and Insurance Committees, and he was elected to the Republican Caucus Policy Committee.
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