National Black Council

NSBA's Councils: Supporting the unique needs of historically disadvantaged students

NSBA has four councils that represent school board members in districts with underserved students. The councils—the National American Indian/Alaska Native Council of School Board Members (AIAN), the National Black Council of School Board Members (NBC), the Council of Urban Boards of Education (CUBE), and the National Hispanic Council (NHC)—have been working for years to ensure that school board members both understand and are equipped to support the unique needs of historically disadvantaged children.

Hillsborough County Public Schools Honored for Enhancing Educational Equity

Alexandria, Va., (April 11, 2018) - NSBA's Black Council of School Board Members (NBC) presented its Recognizing Innovative Strategies in Equity (RISE) Award to Hillsborough County Public Schools, Tampa, Florida, during NSBA’s Annual Conference in San Antonio, April 7-9. In its inaugural year, the RISE Award honors a school board for its excellence in policies, practices, and strategies that promote and enhance equitable outcomes and career readiness for African American students.

Civil rights icon Green: Traits activists share

Ernest Green is a civil rights icon with a place in U.S. history books as one of the Little Rock Nine, the group of students who helped integrate Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1957. The students’ enrollment served as a test of 1954's Brown v. Board of Education, the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that segregation in public schools was unconstitutional.

NBC RISE Award

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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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.

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.

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