Fed Up Panel Presentation: Richard Carranza

For the first time, American children are slated to live a shorter life span than their parents. “What is particularly tragic is that studies have suggested that obesity in children today may contribute to a two - to five-year decline in their life expectancy due to obesity-related diseases that are largely preventable with the appropriate nutrition.”

Bridging the Urban Digital Divide Presentation

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.

Using Mobile Technologies to Promote Equitable Learning Opportunities for Children

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.

Improving Achievement and Closing Gaps in Urban School Districts

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. This clinic will address key areas of education that contribute to both the challenges and the solutions of the achievement gap for minority students in urban school districts. It will also examine the systems in which our districts, schools and classrooms operate and ask what the systems themselves are doing to close the achievement gap for minority students.

Fulton County Schools and Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools Receive Urban School Board Excellence Awards

Alexandria, Va. (October 4, 2014) -- The National School Boards Association’s (NSBA) Council of Urban Boards of Education (CUBE) announces the district winners of the 2014 Annual Award for Urban School Board Excellence; Georgia’s Fulton County Schools and Tennessee’s Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools.

Lifetime achievement awards go to Ohio and Virginia school board members

The National School Boards Association’s (NSBA’s) Council of Urban Boards of Education (CUBE) today announced two recipients of the 2014 Benjamin Elijah Mays Lifetime Achievement Award; Lock P. Beachum, Sr. of Youngstown City School District, Ohio, and Elizabeth Daniels, of Portsmouth City Schools, Virginia.

The Future of Diversity Programs after Schuette v. BAMN

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.

Presenter: Francisco M. Negrón, Jr., Associate Executive Director and General Counsel, NSBA

CUBE Programming

CUBE programming at NSBA’s Annual Conference in Boston will focus on key issues in urban school board governance and advocacy.

CUBE’s two-day programming is open to all conference attendees; separate registration and fees apply.

Build Effective Wraparound and Advocacy

This clinic focuses on interrupting the "school-to-prison pipeline" by successfully working with students with behavioral, academic, attendance, disciplinary, and familial challenges. The Youth Advocates Program (YAP)/Fort Worth ISD partnership has implemented an intensive wraparound and advocacy/paid mentoring program for students. An Individualized Service Plan is designed to address the needs of the students and their families. Attendees will be able to implement strategies to address absenteeism, truancy, and other problems using YAP's holistic approach.


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