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COSEBOC is honored to share that Ron Walker has been selected by the Officers and Executive Board of the Cambridge NAACP to receive the 2015 Cambridge NAACP, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drum Major for Education Award. The celebration is on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at the 30th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Memorial Breakfast Celebration, 9:00 a.m. at the Royal Sonesta Hotel, Cambridge, MA. 

"Ron, we celebrate your leadership and your work to improve the lives of children. Your work in Cambridge and abroad has been one of excellence and we thank you for...

"We must not wallow in the valley of despair... (but rather) pledge that we shall always march ahead."
~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Contrary to the all too prevalent negative narrative, COSEBOC knows that all boys and young men of color can achieve and thrive ifthe educators in their lives have the right tools and mindset. In fact, COSEBOC knows that there are schools across the country where this is happening every day. The COSEBOC School Awards honor these schools.

We are pleased to announce the launch of the process to...

Statement by Ron Walker, Executive Director, Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color (COSEBOC) Concerning Tragic Events in Ferguson

Nov. 25, 2014: “There are many lessons to be learned from the tragic events in Ferguson,” said Ron Walker, Executive Director of the Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color, (COSEBOC).  “The death of Michael Brown, police response, and the community reaction show the critical importance of cultural competency, or how we relate to each other.  As educators, we know positive outcomes for...

Nov. 24, 2014: Today, President Obama is awarding a posthumous Medal of Honor to James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner. These three men were civil rights activists and participants in “Freedom Summer,” an historic voter registration drive in 1964. Their murder at the beginning of Freedom Summer galvanized the attention of the nation to the evil of racial oppression and the righteousness of their cause. 

White House Announcement of Medal of Honor...

Friday, April 4th is the deadline for getting the really good COSEBOC discount on hotel rooms for the Gathering.  Arrange for lodging and register for the Gathering now. 

This year's Gathering of Leaders will feature COSEBOC Talks, brief talks by thought...

The Greater Boston Section of the National Council of Negro Women (website) will award the Liberating Vision Award to COSEBOC Executive Director, Ron Walker, at their 21st Women of Courage and Conviction Awards Banquet on March 29, 2014.

The banquet will be held at the Montvale a Plaza in Stoneham, Mass at 7pm.

The theme for the celebration is Rise Up and Empower our Community to Reach New Heights...

Friday, February 28, 2014: COSEBOC Executive Director Ron Walker is a featured workshop presenter at today’s Cities United conference in New Orleans.  This is the inaugural year of Cities United, a special convening of the National League of Cities with the theme of “Why We Can't Wait - A Convening for Mayors Committed to Eliminating Violence Related Deaths of African American Males.”  Walker was invited to lead a workshop for 20 Mayors and their aides on “Real Solutions to Building Culturally Competent Schools“.

COSEBOC is a national network of school leaders...

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2nd annual COSEBOC School Awards:

Best Academy in Minneapolis, Minnesota 

Devonshire Elementary School in Charlotte, North Carolina 

Merrillville High School in Merrillville, Indiana

Salk Elementary School...

Ron Walker, COSEBOC Executive Director

Greetings COSEBOC Friends and Colleagues,

I am pleased to announce the launch of the new COSEBOC website www.coseboc.org. Over the past few months, our staff have been hard at work to make the website more informative, useful to practitioners, and easy to navigate. In the spirit of this holiday season, we hope that it serves...

Announcement of Webinar: From Rigid to Responsive - Better Approaches to School Discipline 

Date: Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm EST

Featuring: Jason Sinocruz, Staff Attorney for the Advancement Project and John Simmons, Executive Director of Student Services for the Denver Public Schools

In recent years, there has been significant debate about the unintended consequences of harsh discipline policies, and the disproportionate impact on students of color. School achievement is negatively affected by these rigid...

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