Council of Urban Boards of Education

Using Mobile Technologies to Promote Equitable Learning Opportunities for Children

Education policies have helped promote advances in student achievement in the past two decades, but not yet at a level suitable to prepare a U.S. workforce with the skills and knowledge demanded by universities and employers in a global economy. In some urban school districts, more than half of all students will drop out before earning their diploma. American students, more generally, are lagging behind many of our international competitors in college attendance and completion rates.

Improving Achievement and Closing Gaps in Urban School Districts

One of the most vexing problems in American education is the achievement gap. Schools and districts across the country are tackling the problem in different ways. This clinic will address key areas of education that contribute to both the challenges and the solutions of the achievement gap for minority students in urban school districts. It will also examine the systems in which our districts, schools and classrooms operate and ask what the systems themselves are doing to close the achievement gap for minority students.

Fulton County Schools and Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools Receive Urban School Board Excellence Awards

Alexandria, Va. (October 4, 2014) -- The National School Boards Association’s (NSBA) Council of Urban Boards of Education (CUBE) announces the district winners of the 2014 Annual Award for Urban School Board Excellence; Georgia’s Fulton County Schools and Tennessee’s Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools.

Former Portsmouth and Youngstown School Board Members Receive Elijah Mays Lifetime Achievement Awards

Alexandria, Va. (Oct. 3, 2014) – The National School Boards Association’s (NSBA’s) Council of Urban Boards of Education (CUBE) announces two recipients of the 2014 Benjamin Elijah Mays Lifetime Achievement Award; Dr. Elizabeth Daniels, Portsmouth City Schools, Virginia, and Lock P. Beachum, Sr. of Youngstown City School District, Ohio.

NSBA's Council of Urban Boards of Education Chair wins Bammy Award

The Future of Diversity Programs after Schuette v. BAMN

Join NSBA Associate Executive Director and General Counsel Francisco M. Negrón, Jr., in a review of the Supreme Court’s 2014 decision in the Michigan affirmative action case.

Presenter: Francisco M. Negrón, Jr., Associate Executive Director and General Counsel, NSBA

CUBE Programming

CUBE programming at NSBA’s Annual Conference in Boston will focus on key issues in urban school board governance and advocacy.

CUBE’s two-day programming is open to all conference attendees; separate registration and fees apply.

Build Effective Wraparound and Advocacy

This clinic focuses on interrupting the "school-to-prison pipeline" by successfully working with students with behavioral, academic, attendance, disciplinary, and familial challenges. The Youth Advocates Program (YAP)/Fort Worth ISD partnership has implemented an intensive wraparound and advocacy/paid mentoring program for students. An Individualized Service Plan is designed to address the needs of the students and their families. Attendees will be able to implement strategies to address absenteeism, truancy, and other problems using YAP's holistic approach.

Your Footprints in the Sand of Education PowerPoint

Sixty years after the Brown v. Board of Education, opportunities have opened up for children to learn and educators of color to access the educational system. Many of us were given the honor of being in the highest position one can hold: a school board member. How are we using those coveted roles to advance the causes that allow all children to thrive and succeed? Are we making decisions with our administration and in the community we serve that will leave footprints behind for others to emulate, or are those prints washed away as we leave office?

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