Council of Urban Boards of Education

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 for Urban Boards of Education Annual Conference – 2018 Call for Proposals Site

The 2018 CUBE Annual Call for Proposal site is now open. NSBA will only consider proposals submitted through the online process. Each organization can only submit three proposals total – NOT three per employee of the organization.

DEADLINE EXTENDED!
The deadline to submit your proposal is Monday, May 28, 2018 at Midnight EDT.

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.

Council of Urban Boards of Education Honors Two School Leaders for Advancing Urban Education

Alexandria, Va. (Sept. 29, 2017)—Two dedicated urban educators have been awarded the 2017 Benjamin Elijah Mays Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by the National School Boards Association’s (NSBA) Council of Urban Boards of Education (CUBE).

Vince Ford, a former school board member for South Carolina’s Richland County School District One, and Steve Gallon, a board member for the Miami-Dade County Public Schools, will be honored September 29 at CUBE’s 50th Annual Conference in New Orleans.

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CUBE Annual Conference Social Media Toolkit

Help spread the word about the 50th Annual Council of Urban Boards of Education Conference through social media and your community groups. We encourage you to use or adapt these Tweets and Facebook posts, and choose from the selection of images to accompany and enhance your posts.

Join us at the 50th Annual Council of Urban Boards of Education Conference

The Council of Urban Boards of Education (CUBE) has been at the forefront in helping urban school districts in their work to close the achievement gap, raise high school graduation rates, provide intervention services to academically struggling students, and create broad-based school programs to support students who live in poverty or other circumstances that create obstacles to learning.

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