National Black Council

NBC RISE Award

RISE Award Application Period Now Open!

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One school board will be selected for its excellence in establishing and executing policies, practices and strategies that promote and enhance equitable conditions, increased access to quality instruction and improving academic outcomes and career readiness for African American students.

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Equity Symposium Registration, $225

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Pemberton: What happens when you take a chance

If Steve Pemberton’s life story weren’t real – and documented in his autobiography – you’d insist it were the work of a Hollywood writer.

But the inspiring, uplifting, and at times maddeningly horrific true story is a testament to the power of determination, advocacy, and the love of reading and education.

National Black Council of School Board Member List

The Black Councils’ Board of Directors includes the chair, chair-elect, immediate past chair, secretary treasurer, and representatives from NSBA’s five regions.

Caucus/Council News: Fall 2015

School boards are well aware that children -- particularly those living in low-income households -- benefit enormously from the safe environment, enriching activities, and supportive and caring mentorship offered by after-school programs.

Equity Symposium

2018 Equity Symposium
February 3, 2018

Marriott Marquis
Washington, D.C.

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Caucus/Council News: Spring 2015

Unlocking Opportunity for African American Girls: A Call to Action for Educational Equity, (www.naacpldf.org/files/publications/UnlockingOpportunity for African AmericanGirls_0.pdf) published in September 2014 by the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) and the Legal Defense and Educational, Inc.

Caucus/Council News: Fall 2014/Winter 2015

In the quest to overcome barriers that prevent at-risk youth from being successful at school, many districts and policymakers have turned to technology as a way to reach struggling students before it’s too late. 

What will your legacy be?

Photo courtesy of Lifetouch Photography

Roland Martin, nationally award-winning journalist and television host, challenged National Black Council of School Board Members Luncheon attendees on Sunday to become "radical revolutionaries" in the battle to improve public education.

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