Brown v. Board of Education

On the anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education

Today marks the 63rd anniversary of the landmark 1954 U.S. Supreme Court Brown v. Board of Education decision which established the segregation of public school students based on race as unconstitutional.

Public education is America’s most vital institution and the foundation of our democracy. NSBA believes that public education is a civil right and that each and every child deserves equal access to a high quality public education that maximizes his or her individual potential.

NSBA honors anniversary of landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision

NSBA honors the anniversary of the landmark 1954 U.S. Supreme Court Brown v. Board of Education decision which established the segregation of public school students based on race as unconstitutional.

Public education is America’s most vital institution and the foundation of our democracy. NSBA believes that public education is a civil right and that each and every child deserves equal access to a high quality public education that maximizes his or her individual potential.

Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin (U.S. Sup. Ct. - Merits Brief 2015)

Whether the Fifth Circuit’s re-endorsement of the University of Texas at Austin’s use of racial preferences in undergraduate admissions decisions can be sustained under this Court’s decisions interpreting the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, including Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, 133 S. Ct. 2411 (2013)

Brown v. Board of Education Digital Learning Day

Alexandria, Va.  (May 11, 2015) - The National School Boards Association’s (NSBA) Council of Urban Boards of Education (CUBE) is pleased to announce that on May 18th, 3:15 – 4:30 p.m. EDT, as part of CUBE’s annual Digital Learning Day, three schools from across the country will participate in a webinar discussion commemorating the anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Brown v. Board of Education.

Participating schools include Baltimore City Public Schools’ Digital Harbor High School; Little Rock, Arkansas’s Central High School; and Rochester, New York’s Northeast College Preparatory Academy.

Board of Directors Resolution to Commemorate Brown v. Board

A Resolution of the National School Boards Association Board of Directors Commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the Historic U.S. Supreme Court Decision in Brown v. Board of Education

WHEREAS, Public education is essential to an informed citizenry, the foundation of our democratic society; and

WHEREAS, Access to a public education is the gateway to opportunity, our nation's promise to all; and

CUBE Backgrounder - April 2014

Summary

Five different legal cases challenging racial segregation in U.S. schools were combined under the title, Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka Kansas. The others: Bolling v. Sharpe - Washington, D.C.; Briggs v. Elliott - Clarendon County, South Carolina; Gebhart v. Belton - Claymont and Hockessin, Delaware, and Davis v. County School Board of Prince Edward County - Virginia. 

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.

Your Footprints in the Sand of Education PowerPoint

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. How are we using those coveted roles to advance the causes that allow all children to thrive and succeed? Are we making decisions with our administration and in the community we serve that will leave footprints behind for others to emulate, or are those prints washed away as we leave office?

The Westside Debaters

The Westside Debaters are a one-of-a-kind groundbreaking team at Westside Elementary in Roanoke, Va. The team is made up of fifth-grade students. Established four years ago, The Westside Debate Team helps students to establish and perfect confidence, articulation and presence while speaking. In April 2013, The Westside Debaters were named the recipients of NSBA’s 2013 Magna Award. They are currently researching and exploring the issue of the 60th Anniversary of The Brown v. Board Supreme Court Ruling. Their debate is centered on the theme, “Brown v.

School Desegregation: Learn, Preserve, and Empower

AARP Virginia formed a partnership with Old Dominion University, the Virginia Conference NAACP, and the Urban League of Virginia to collect stories and historic documents detailing Virginia’s historic and often painful past during Massive Resistance and the desegregation of its public schools. Luck will share the interesting travels of this exhibit, lessons learned from the trailblazers of history, and how AARP Virginia finds relevance in hosting listening sessions that spark “healing conversations” in hopes of connecting more communities to help our youth of tomorrow.

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