CUBE Annual Conference 2014 Presentations

The Brown Imperative

Leadership Training Workshop

Sixty years after the Brown v. Board of Education, opportunities have opened up for children to learn and educators of color to access the educational system. Many of us were given the honor of being in the highest position one can hold: a school board member. Read more
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General Session

Join NSBA Associate Executive Director and General Counsel Francisco M. Negrón, Jr., in a review of the Supreme Court’s 2014 decision in the Michigan affirmative action case. - See more at: http://www.nsba.org/resource-library/cube-conference-presentations#sthash.nR7WLe8p.dpufRead more
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A versatile leader, Alberto M. Carvalho is the self-appointed principal of two award-winning schools – the Primary Learning Center and the iPrep Academy, and serves as president of the Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents. Read more
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Ainsley C. Rudolfo of the New York City Department of Education will facilitate a student town-hall meeting on the topic “The Brown Imperative: Excellence, Equity and Unity 60 Years Later and Into the Future.” This town hall will bring together high school students from two different parts of the country: the largest urban city in the nation – New York City – and one of the fastest growing urban areas of the country – Miami-Dade County. Watch video of the town hall.

This session will explore strategies for building and sustaining effective relationships with your members of Congress and other stakeholders who can help impact the success of your students and schools. Read more
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Clinic Session

Culturally relevant teaching is a term created by Gloria Ladson-Billings (1994) to describe “a pedagogy that empowers students intellectually, socially, emotionally, and politically by using cultural referents to impart knowledge, skills, and attitudes.” Read more
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The digital divide, in brief, is the gap between people who have access to computer technology and people who don't. It appears that, even as record numbers of Americans go online, the gap may be growing. Before it can be closed, the questions of who is caught in it—and why—must be answered. This clinic examines the digital divide and hear about how one district addressed the challenge through innovative thinking and implementation of best practices. Read more
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This clinic focuses on interrupting the "school-to-prison pipeline" by successfully working with students with behavioral, academic, attendance, disciplinary, and familial challenges.
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Fed Up Panel Presentation

For the first time, American children are slated to live a shorter life span than their parents.
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In these ever-changing times for public schools, attracting the best possible candidates for the job is a must for the benefit of all involved. Come and learn what crucial roles a school board plays in the success of their school district through excellent governance of themselves.
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The public education system is not well prepared to meet the special needs of linguistically and culturally diverse students. There is no strong consensus about the best way to serve these students and no major national program of financial aid to the urban school districts most affected by immigration. High dropout rates, among other indicators, point to the difficulties schools face in providing adequate and appropriate education for these students. The imperative of serving such students is only amplified with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), which presents both challenges and opportunities for many linguistically and culturally diverse students on their way to learning English. This clinic will outline the benefits and challenges of the CCSS with respect to children from immigrant communities. Read more
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One of the most vexing problems in American education is the achievement gap. Schools and districts across the country are tackling the problem in different ways. Read more
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Education policies have helped promote advances in student achievement in the past two decades, but not yet at a level suitable to prepare a U.S. workforce with the skills and knowledge demanded by universities and employers in a global economy. In some urban school districts, more than half of all students will drop out before earning their diploma. American students, more generally, are lagging behind many of our international competitors in college attendance and completion rates. This clinic will examine how exposure to research-tested educational media starting early in life can accelerate children’s skills, while producing enduring economic benefits to society. Read more
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