The New York City-based network was one of three finalists, along with Achievement First and KIPP. The Broad Foundation has previously awarded prizes only to school districts that do a particular good job boosting high-need students’ performance; New York City won in 2007. The Broad Foundation made sizable gifts to Uncommon and Success Academy Charter Network in 2009.

Read more about why Broad picked Uncommon via Education Week’s Charters & Choice blog.