Urban Schools

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.

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.

Immigration and Urban School Districts: How do you meet the needs of “all” students?

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.

Envisioning Parental Engagement in Urban Schools

Parent involvement has increasingly been mandated as a key component of school reform, and school community relations courses (as well as standards for administrators) call for collaborating with diverse families and communities. Yet the role of school leaders in engaging parents is underdeveloped in the literature and in preparation programs. How do leaders envision parent engagement and construct their role in promoting it in urban school districts? What contextual factors enable and constrain leadership for parent engagement?

Why Race & Culture Matters

In this interactive session, Dr. Tyrone Howard outlines data that demonstrates the role race and culture continue to have on the educational outcomes of students in urban schools. Drawing from years of research identifying best practices and effective programs, this session will highlight meaningful strategies and approaches to facilitate teaching and learning across racial and cultural lines.

Presenter: Dr. Tyrone Howard, Professor of Education, UCLA

CUBE's 47th Annual Conference

This year's annual conference will be held on Oct. 2-4 at the Four Seasons in Miami. As this year's theme "The Brown Imperative: Excellence, Equity, and Unity" comes to a close, we continue to celebrate the successes at CUBE's Annual conference by addressing pertinent subjects, such as the following

CUBE Annual Conference Agenda

Thursday, Oct. 1
7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Registration

Location: Regency Ballroom Coat Check

8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

Buffet Breakfast and Overview of School Site Visit 

Location: Regency Ballroom

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