Council of Urban Boards of Education (CUBE)
WHO WE ARE
Council of Urban Boards of Education (CUBE) represents more than 100 urban school districts in 35 states, Ontario and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Our member districts educate more than 7.5 million students, in over 12,000 schools, with a collective budget of approximately 99 billion dollars.
CUBE assists school board members in finding solutions to local policy challenges. This is done through the creation of forums for school board members to share innovative practices, including issues seminars, conferences, legislative advocacy, research projects, professional networking opportunities, specialized publications, and local governance and policy assistance.
The CUBE program is the urban component of the National Affiliate program at NSBA. School boards must be members of their state school boards association in good standing to participate in CUBE.
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2013 CUBE SUMMER ISSUES SEMINAR
"BUILDING THE EDUCATIONAL COMMUNITIES TO CLOSE THE ACHIEVEMENT GAP"
JULY 18-20, 2013
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Learn from the perspectives of expert speakers and share your own expertise as CUBE addresses some of the most important - and intractable - problems facing urban education today.
- Lessons learned from the most ethnically diverse school district in Washington State
- Best practice equity policies
- Best practices for English language acquisition
- "Turnaround" schools - establishing momentum
- Dismantling the school-to-prison pipeline... and more...
ADDRESSING THE OUT-OF-SCHOOL SUSPENSION CRISIS
NSBA, in collaboration with the National Opportunity to Learn Campaign, has created a policy guide for school board members that will help them develop positive alternatives to out-of-school suspension.This policy guide provides information on the adverse impact that out of school suspension has on academic achievement, especially as it relates to students of color and those with disabilities. In addition, the guide provides examples of strategies that school boards have used to promote student growth through positive school discipline reform models.
Read more on addressing the out-of-school suspension crisis here.
URBAN ADVOCATE RESOURCES
The Time Is Now
In support of our cover story on educating young men of color, here are a variety of resources available to help school boards improve the success of these students...
Research & Reality
Links to research cited in the Spring issue...
A list of services and benefits that might be of use...
Deborah Keys, Director
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CUBE Event Calendar
A list of upcoming Council of Urban Boards of Education (CUBE)'s meetings including dates and locations.
Guidelines governing the Council of Urban Boards of Education.