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. 

NSBA’s Council of Urban Boards of Education Announces 2014-2015 Leadership

Alexandria, Va. (April 10, 2014) – The National School Boards Association’s (NSBA) Council of Urban Boards of Education (CUBE) has elected new leaders and members to its Steering Committee. 

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.

CUBE Member Benefits

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

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.


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