Pozen Prize winner to be announced at May 10 evening event

$75,000 prize to recognize educational excellence among innovative schools

May 7, 2017

Boston – The Pozen Prize selection committee is pleased to announce the winner of the fourth annual Pozen Prize for Innovative Schools, Wednesday evening, May 10 at 5pm at the Boston Foundation. The annual prize recognizes an outstanding school in Greater Boston that has demonstrated academic excellence for its students over the preceding three-year period.

In 2017, the selection committee focused on Innovation schools – with a quantitative and qualitative review conducted by the Boston Foundation and an independent selection panel.  The prize used data from 2015 and 2016 in determining eligible schools and assessing their effectiveness.


The Boston Foundation
75 Arlington St., 10th Floor, Boston
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 – 5 p.m.

Media are invited and encouraged to attend

The Pozen Prize was created by Boston Foundation donors Robert and Elizabeth Pozen. Robert is a former top executive of Fidelity Investments and MFS Investment Management, who now serves as a Senior Lecturer at the Harvard Business School and a Senior Research Fellow at the Brookings Institution. Elizabeth is a retired psychotherapist who is now focusing on her career as a figurative artist.


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