The finalists this year have all been nominated for the award before.
Recently in Urban Education Category
April 05, 2011
March 28, 2011
The Council of the Great City Schools partnered for a discussion on ways to improve education in the nation's largest districts.
March 21, 2011
The endowment comes with changes that will reduce the number of eligible districts and finalists for the 10-year-old prize.
March 09, 2011
City voters choose consolidation, but it remains to be seen how quickly any merger can take place.
March 02, 2011
Early voting started Feb. 16 and has brought out just over 4 percent of registered voters in the city.
January 03, 2011
The mayor's management of the 409,000-school district has shut out parents, says a group of public school advocates and the city's teachers union.
December 21, 2010
The city voters will choose in no more than 60 days whether to merge the Memphis district with the surrounding Shelby County district.
December 03, 2010
School boards' embrace of standards and the benefits of stability may be behind the trend, says an urban schools' group.
November 27, 2010
Shael Polakow-Suransky, the district's current chief accountability officer, reportedly will serve as Cathleen P. Black's chief academic officer.
November 09, 2010
A new study finds that the educational attainment of young black American males lags behind their peers in almost every indicator.