Council of Urban Boards of Education

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.

Benjamin Elijah Mays Lifetime Achievement Award

The recipient of CUBE’s 2013 Benjamin Elijah Mays Lifetime Achievement Award, honoring individual commitment to serving urban schools, is Jerrelle Francois.

CUBE Awards

CUBE’s Urban School Board Excellence Award recognizes urban school boards across the nation that are examples of excellence in school board governance.

CUBE Members

More than 100 urban school districts participate in CUBE to strengthen school board governance and showcase strategies to close the academic achievement gap.


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