Council of Urban Boards of Education

“Race” Matters in Education

Superintendent Valeria S. Silva, leader of the Saint Paul Public School (SPPS) District, addresses the role of and need for racial equity in the educational setting. Recognizing that Minnesota has one of the largest achievement gaps (or as Ms. Silva prefers to call it, opportunity gaps) in the country, SPPS began three years ago to analyze and address the systems, values and expectations that perpetuate this gap in its schools. This past year, the district adopted one of only two active racial equity policies in the state. Ms.

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.


Location: Regency Ballroom Coat Check

8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

Buffet Breakfast and Overview of School Site Visit 

Location: Regency Ballroom

47th CUBE Annual Conference

Join Us at CUBE’s 47th Annual Conference

Our 2014 Annual Conference will be held on Oct. 2-4 at the Four Seasons in Miami.

The Brown Imperative

As we bring our year-long theme to a close, we celebrate the successes of addressing pertinent subjects such as:

Summer Issues Seminar

Watch highlights from CUBE's 2015 Summer Issues Seminar in Savannah, Georgia.

Where do we go from here? Excellence, Equity, and Unity

July 23 – 25, 2015
Savannah, Georgia

Registration for our Summer Issues seminar is now closed.

CUBE Summer Issues Seminar

The Brown Imperative: Excellence, Equity, and Unity

60 Years Later and Into the Future

Partnerships, Not Pushouts: A Guide for School Board Members on Community Partnerships for Student Success

The guide reflects the importance of school boards working in partnership with various stakeholders in supporting the success of all students. It also serves as a blueprint for school board members who wish to create a better-coordinated system of supports for children and their families. 

CUBE Annual Conference Call for Proposals

Council of Urban Boards of Education (CUBE) hosts several conferences and an issues seminar throughout the year that focus on topics of interest to urban educators and school leaders.

2014 Benjamin Elijah Mays Lifetime Achievement Award Application

The award is given to an individual who—for the span of his/her lifetime—has demonstrated a long-standing commitment to representing the educational needs of urban schoolchildren through his/her service as a local school board member. 

2014 CUBE Annual Award Application

Award winners share their ideas and promote effective techniques at CUBE conferences and through CUBE publications. These districts serve as a resource for other CUBE districts, sharing best practices to help all urban districts improve.


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