Council of Urban Boards of Education

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.

CUBE Annual Award for Urban Excellence

The winner of CUBE’s 2013 Annual Award, recognizing effective school board governance across the nation, was North Carolina’s Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.

Steering Committee

The CUBE Steering Committee guides the council efforts to foster effective urban school board governance. It is comprised of 16 elected board members.

How Do I Join CUBE

CUBE Member Benefits

CUBE membership offers professional development, networking opportunities and access to news, analysis and research to urban school board leaders nationwide.

CUBE Bylaws

The purpose, membership, and governance authority of CUBE are established in the CUBE bylaws which govern the membership of the group.

What Urban School Boards Do?

Urban school boards, in collaboration with their associations, NSBA and CUBE, are uniquely qualified to meet the challenge of educating urban children.


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