Council of Urban Boards of Education

AIAN Luminous Eagle Award

 

One school board will be selected for their excellence in policies, practices and strategies that promote and enhance equitable conditions, increased access to quality instruction and improving academic outcomes and career readiness for American Indian and Alaska Native Students.

The winning board will receive the following benefits:

AIAN 2019 Nominating Procedures

Portsmouth School Board Member Winner of Lifetime Achievement Award

NSBA's Council of Urban Boards of Education (CUBE) is pleased to announce Cardell C. Patillo, Jr., board member and Finance Chair of the Portsmouth, Virginia School Board, winner of the 2018 Benjamin Elijah Mays Lifetime Achievement Award.

NSBA's Councils: Supporting the unique needs of historically disadvantaged students

NSBA has four councils that represent school board members in districts with underserved students. The councils—the National American Indian/Alaska Native Council of School Board Members (AIAN), the National Black Council of School Board Members (NBC), the Council of Urban Boards of Education (CUBE), and the National Hispanic Council (NHC)—have been working for years to ensure that school board members both understand and are equipped to support the unique needs of historically disadvantaged children.

50th CUBE Annual Conference

Thank you for attending the CUBE Annual Conference in New Orleans! We hope you return to your districts carrying the skills necessary to serve as effective local education policymakers and as advocates for excellence and equity in public education.

Crisis in urban education

The audience at the Council of Urban Boards of Education luncheon Saturday at NSBA’s annual conference in San Antonio gave a standing ovation to speaker Christopher Emdin after he said black school board members and superintendents have earned privileges by conforming to the dominant culture, and now they have a duty to “reframe this whole ballgame” so that black students do not have to do the same.

Call for Proposal Information

Welcome to the Council of Urban Boards of Education Annual Conference 2019 Call for Proposals Site

Attention School Districts, Educators, Advocates!!!

The deadline to submit your proposal is April 12, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. EDT.

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Three School Districts Earn 2017 CUBE Annual Awards for Urban School Board Excellence

Alexandria, Va. (Sept. 29, 2017) -- The school boards of Pennsylvania’s Pittsburgh Public Schools, Tennessee’s Shelby County Schools, and Texas’ Lancaster Independent School District have been named recipients of the 2017 CUBE Annual Award for Urban School Board Excellence.

Awarded by the National School Board Association’s (NSBA) Council of Urban Boards of Education (CUBE), the CUBE Award recognizes school boards that exhibit excellence in school board governance, academic improvement, educational equity, and community engagement.

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