Boston Regional Gathering on the New COSEBOC Standards

Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 9:00am
City Year Headquarters, 287 Columbus Ave., Boston, MA

Boston Regional Gathering on the New COSEBOC Standards

Reserve your seat now for the release of the new 4th edition of COSEBOC's highly-acclaimed document, Standards & Promising Practices for Schools Educating Boys of Color. Don't miss this opportunity to join New England area COSEBOC members and supporters to receive your own copy of the Standards, celebrate its release, and learn more about how to use this essential tool for advancing culturally-relevant change in your school or community. 


Date: Thursday, October 24, 2019

Location: City Year Headquarters, 287 Columbus Ave., Boston, MA

Registration: $115 for members, $150 for non-members. Refunds will be available until 10/17 minus a $30 cancellation fee. There will be no refunds on or after 10/18.

Sessions: Morning session (9 am to noon) or afternoon session (1 to 4 pm).

Each session will include the following:

  • Presentation and discussion about the “WHY” of the new COSEBOC Standards
  • Overview of the new Standards addressing each of the 7 core areas
  • Process for identifying essential questions and possible implementation models related to one core area (Curriculum & Instruction) and opportunity for participants to practice this process on another core area

In an era of high stakes testing and the Common Core State Standards, reaching expectations is important for all students. For educators of boys and young men of color, the new COSEBOC Standards serve as the Uncommon Core that allows these educators to attend to the distinctive, unique and discernable academic and cultural needs and assets of diverse learners.

The new COSEBOC Standards document is an essential tool for culturally relevant school change that will advance our national imperative of educating every child to their fullest potential and genius. It can inform and guide school and community leaders and advocates who are committed to the affirmative social, emotional, cultural, and academic development of boys and young men of color by closing the gaps of opportunity and achievement that limit these students’ life outcomes.

The Standards can be the difference that makes the difference in the education of boys and young men of color and ultimately the education of all students, especially those most marginalized.