School Board Vice-Chair and CUBE Chair Dr. Steve Gallon III welcomed CUBE 2021 attendees to the National Conference, held in Atlanta, Ga. September 16-18, 2021. Dr. Gallon delivered a powerful and insightful speech on the State of Urban Education. School Board members and other educational leaders from around the nation listened intently to his passionate words, encouraging them to become “deliberate disruptors in the fight to improve education for the children, districts, and the communities they serve.”
Dr. Gallon reminded school board members that they “hold the key to unshackle large populations of students who are trapped in perpetual failure and generational poverty.” His message focused on revolutionizing education through school board policy by encouraging attendees to “be a revolutionary for respect, be a revolutionary for resources, and be a revolutionary for the restoration of education as a moral, professional, national, and spiritual imperative,” he said. The nation’s school districts and children “need you to be revolutionaries.”
The Council of Urban Boards of Education (CUBE) Annual Conference is designed to foster effective school district leadership through practical clinic sessions and peer-led district workshops. CUBE has convened school board members from across the nation for the past 53 years to network and share the continually evolving strategies they are using to address the unique educational challenges that exist in our nation’s urban centers.
“It was a tremendously blessed, professional, and beneficial experience to join school leaders from around the nation,” Dr. Gallon said.
“I am humbled and honored to not only serve as CUBE Chair, but to kick off this sold-out conference and deliver words that prayerfully moved those in attendance to action on behalf of their districts, schools, and most importantly, their students.”
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