NEW YORK--Three outstanding high schools have been named College Board 2007 Inspiration Award winners for improving the academic environment and helping students achieve equitable access to higher education despite social, economic, and cultural challenges. Each winning school receives a $25,000 award, and each of the four honorable mention schools receives $1,000 to apply toward programs that encourage students to attend college.

Remarking on today´s announcement, U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings said, "In today´s competitive economy, a college education is becoming a necessity. Schools like these should be commended for helping more students achieve and pursue higher education. They´re...

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