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NSBA Equity Symposium

This one-day symposium will provide a forum for school board members, educators, and other stakeholders (such as public school advocates, community leaders, etc.) to examine and discuss strategies, current trends, research, and best practices that are positively impacting the educational outcomes of academically and economically disadvantaged students in traditional K-12 public settings. Read more

Equity Symposium

2019 Equity Symposium
January 26

Washington Hilton
Washington, D.C.

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Urban Advocate: Urban School Board Excellence

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.

114 public schools to receive Apple ConnectED grants

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In June 2013, the Obama administration announced the ConnectED program, which would connect 99 percent of America’s students to next-generation broadband and high-speed wireless in their schools and libraries and modernize the E-rate program. The National School Boards Association (NSBA) supports this initiative because high-speed connectivity is vital for preparing students and communities for success in a competitive global economy.

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