Judge Hatchett: Do all you can for children

It was Saturday, not Sunday, when Judge Glenda Hatchett spoke at the Council of Urban Boards of Education luncheon at NSBA’s Annual Conference in Denver. And no one said, “Amen.” But ask anybody who was there: Church was in session.

Tacoma Public Schools winner of NSBA 2016 Urban School Board Excellence Award

The Council of Urban Boards of Education (CUBE) Award for Urban School Board Excellence was created in 2004 to recognize the leadership of urban school districts where effective school board governance has an impact on student achievement, and this year’s winner has more than demonstrated its leadership in reshaping the academic program and the success of its students.

49th CUBE Annual Conference - Program (Agenda)

For a digital copy of the Program Book, which includes the Agenda, please click here.

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CUBE Annual Conference

2018 CUBE Annual Conference
September 27-29, 2018
Las Vegas, NV


We hope you enjoyed the 2018 CUBE Annual Conference. 

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Championing Underserved Youth

Verjeana Jacobs

Verjeana M. Jacobs

Hello and welcome! I am Verjeana Jacobs, school board member in Prince George’s County, Maryland. I am honored to serve as a member of the CUBE Steering Committee and grateful for the opportunity to serve as the chair of CUBE.

Urban Advocate June 2016

Preschool Graduates

The latest from the Council of Urban Boards of Education (CUBE).

Pushing Schools to Their Potential
Del Stover
A missouri superintendent focuses ib academics and finances

Urban Advocate: Police Presence


As arrests and suspensions rise, the role of the SRO is under scrutiny

Del Stover

The video is disturbing. A sheriff’s deputy grabs a teenage girl in a classroom and overturns her desk, sending the student crashing to the floor. A moment later, the deputy roughly pulls her free of the desk and throws her several feet across the room, where she is handcuffed in front of her startled classmates.

White House Summit recognizes school districts for joining national effort to create New Generation High Schools

The Rochester City School District of New York and Hillsborough County School District of Florida participated today in the Obama Administration’s first-ever White House Summit on Next Generation High Schools. The event highlighted students, educators, philanthropists, and entrepreneurs who have proven their commitment to preparing high school students to succeed in the global workforce. The school districts highlighted during the summit were two of the first to incorporate key elements of the New Generation High Schools STEM initiative.


Urban Advocate

Teacher diversity

The latest from the Council of Urban Boards of Education (CUBE).

Urban Inequities
Del Stover
Righting the wrongs faced by minority children.


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