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.

2016 CUBE Steering Committee Nominating Procedures and Roles and Responsibilities

The National School Boards Association's (NSBA) Council of Urban Boards of Education (CUBE) Steering Committee consists of 16 urban school board members, including an immediate past chair from CUBE school districts elected by CUBE districts.  The members serve staggered three-year terms.  Membership on the Steering Committee is limited to two full consecutive terms, and incumbent members whose pre - or first terms that expire in 2016 must reapply to be considered for reelection.

CUBE Annual Conference District Workshop Questions

Questions and answers from district workshops held during CUBE Annual Conference 2015.

Highlights from CUBE Summer Issues Seminar 2015

The Council of Urban Boards of Education (CUBE) gathered in Savannah, GA for CUBE's summer issues seminar. See highlights from the seminar.

Highlights from CUBE's 48th Annual Conference

The Council of Urban Boards of Education (CUBE) gathered in Phoenix, AZ for CUBE's 48th Annual Conference. View highlights from the conference.

2015 Urban School Board Excellence Award winners - Cleveland Metropolitan School District, Fort Wayne Community Schools, and Lincoln Public Schools

Each year the National School Boards Association’s (NSBA) Council of Urban Boards of Education (CUBE) recognizes exemplary school boards for their excellence in school board governance, ability to build civic capacity, success in closing the achievement gap and working for equity in education, and demonstrated success of academic excellence. This year’s award recipients are Ohio’s Cleveland Metropolitan School District, Indiana’s Fort Wayne Community Schools, and Nebraska’s Lincoln Public Schools.



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