Honoring urban school boards that are making a difference

Each year NSBA’s Council of Urban Boards of Education (CUBE) recognizes exemplary school boards for their excellence in school board governance, ability to build civic capacity, success in closing the achievement gap and working for equity in education, and demonstrated success of academic excellence.

Help honor urban school boards that are making a difference by nominating your board for the CUBE Annual Award for Urban School Board Excellence. One school board in each of three district size categories will be selected: small-size urban districts (under 30,000 students), mid-size urban districts (30,000 - 60,000 students), and large-size urban districts (60,000+ students).

Winning school boards receive:

  • recognition in CUBE programming as an exemplary urban school board;
  • promotion in national, state, and local outlets as well as social media;
  • a feature in a special edition of CUBE’s advocacy magazine, the Urban Advocate, and updates in subsequent issues, as well as other NSBA publications;
  • a specially-designed infographic to use as a communications tool with community; and
  • a $2,500 monetary prize to be used by the school board to advance its goals.

To apply, please complete an online application by May 19, 2017.

Read about previous years’ winners and get more information on CUBE’s webpage.

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