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Brown v. Board of Education Digital Learning Day

Alexandria, Va.  (May 11, 2015) - The National School Boards Association’s (NSBA) Council of Urban Boards of Education (CUBE) is pleased to announce that on May 18th, 3:15 – 4:30 p.m. EDT, as part of CUBE’s annual Digital Learning Day, three schools from across the country will participate in a webinar discussion commemorating the anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Brown v. Board of Education.

Participating schools include Baltimore City Public Schools’ Digital Harbor High School; Little Rock, Arkansas’s Central High School; and Rochester, New York’s Northeast College Preparatory Academy.

CUBE Webinar: Brown v. Board of Education Digital Learning Day

Brown v. Board of Education Digital Learning Day

Please join Northeast College Preparatory Academy; Rochester, NY, Central High School; Little Rock, Arkansas, and Digital Harbor High School; Baltimore, Maryland as we commemorate the anniversary of the year that the Supreme Court handed down its decision in Brown vs. Board of Education.

In 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. published Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community? In the last paragraph, in what would be the very last book that he would publish, Dr. King wrote:

Bringing girls to STEM

When high school students are asked about their interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers, about a third of the boys say they are very interested. Only one in five of the girls say the same thing.

This data has not changed since 2003, said Julie Evans, CEO of Project Tomorrow. Her group has been polling and collecting data on students and technology for decades.

Foster atmosphere of caring for all kids

Photo courtesy of Lifetouch Photography

Transformation.

Richard Santana, once a third-generation member of one of California’s largest gangs, put the focus on transformation – in message and in action – during his speech to the National Hispanic Council of School Board Members’ Sunday breakfast at NSBA's annual conference in Nashville.

Luncheon speaker advice on understanding urban youth

Michael Eric Dyson, author, radio host, and professor of sociology at Georgetown University, assured the Council of Urban Boards of Education (CUBE) Luncheon attendees Saturday at NSBA's annual conference in Nashville that he was there to be a cheerleader for them, and to discuss how they can help themselves, help their boards, and ultimately help their students.

In a lively talk heavily laced with music references old and new, Dyson shared some suggestions for board members faced with the challenge of governing urban school districts.

Bridging the Urban Digital Divide Presentation

The digital divide, in brief, is the gap between people who have access to computer technology and people who don't. It appears that, even as record numbers of Americans go online, the gap may be growing. Before it can be closed, the questions of who is caught in it—and why—must be answered. This clinic examines the digital divide and hear about how one district addressed the challenge through innovative thinking and implementation of best practices.

Fulton County Schools and Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools Receive Urban School Board Excellence Awards

Alexandria, Va. (October 4, 2014) -- The National School Boards Association’s (NSBA) Council of Urban Boards of Education (CUBE) announces the district winners of the 2014 Annual Award for Urban School Board Excellence; Georgia’s Fulton County Schools and Tennessee’s Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools.

CUBE Programming

CUBE programming at NSBA’s Annual Conference in Boston will focus on key issues in urban school board governance and advocacy.

CUBE’s two-day programming is open to all conference attendees; separate registration and fees apply.

Build Effective Wraparound and Advocacy

This clinic focuses on interrupting the "school-to-prison pipeline" by successfully working with students with behavioral, academic, attendance, disciplinary, and familial challenges. The Youth Advocates Program (YAP)/Fort Worth ISD partnership has implemented an intensive wraparound and advocacy/paid mentoring program for students. An Individualized Service Plan is designed to address the needs of the students and their families. Attendees will be able to implement strategies to address absenteeism, truancy, and other problems using YAP's holistic approach.

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