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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...

by Ron Walker
March 18, 2014

For many people who do business of one sort another, frequent travel across this great nation may be routine. Recently, I made the cross country trek from Boston, Massachusetts to Sacramento, California. Though of late I have been traveling frequently, I don’t often make the trek from coast to coast and sea to shining sea. On this trip I paused from my pile of papers and emails to pause to take in the breathtaking view of the Grand Canyon and Rocky Mountains. The majesty of the view from 30, 000 feet was awesome. To see miles and miles of snowcapped...

March 14, 2014: Ron Walker attends the California Statewide Professional Development Summit, hosted by the California Association of African American Superintendents and Administrators.

The theme of the conference is called, Education, Equity and Excellence: African American, Latino and Other Underserved Students and it commemorates two landmark events:

  • The 60th anniversary of Brown vs the Board of Education
  • The 67th Anniversary of Mendez vs...
Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum and Ron Walker

On Saturday, March 1, 2014, COSEBOC's Executive Director, Ron Walker, had the opportunity to present for the Black Law Students at Harvard Law School. Ron was on a distinguished panel that included Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum, President of Spellman College and Dr. John Jackson, President of the Schott Foundation. The topic of the session was Teaching Black Boys. 

Photo: Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum and Ron Walker and Ron Walker

February 27, 2014: As you are surely aware by now, this has been an historic week for the field of black male achievement. Yesterday afternoon from the White House East Room, President Barack Obama announced the launch of My Brother's Keeper, "a new initiative with leading foundations and businesses taking a collaborative, multi-disciplinary approach to building ladders of opportunity that will unlock the full potential of boys and young men of color in America."  With this announcement, the President is making a significant statement and giving us validation on...

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...

Chokwe Lumumba, Mayor of Jackson, Mississippi

February 25, 2014

Dear COSEBOC family and friends,

It is with sadness that I share the news of the passing of Mayor of Jackson, Mississippi, Chokwe Lumumba. Mayor Lumumba passed away this evening. Though I only spent a brief time in his company, it was clear that he was a man for the people and very supportive of the mission to educate all children and particularly those who were marginalized and under educated. I remember his rally call delivered at the press conference to announce the Gathering at Jackson State University. He urged all present, young and...

As part of Black History Month, COSEBOC wants to share this important new documentary.

The national broadcast of the new, extended version of The Prep School Negro will air on PBS.  The film will air on PBS's World Channel on Tuesday, February 11, 2014.   The Prep School Negro will be featured as part of the America ReFramed series.  

Click here to check local listings: ...

Sign up for a free webinar on using games to help students meet the high standards of the Common Core. BrainPOP is hosting Classroom, Inc. on Wednesday, January 15, 4pm ET, and we encourage you to be part of this discussion. Kathy Yu Burek and Anne Richards will look at how Classroom, Inc.’s The Sports Network 2 (available on GameUp) can be an effective way to engage students while developing reading comprehension skills...

COSEBOC is proud to announce news from one of our member schools. The Renaissance School of Boston just received a very prestigious award from China. They are a school that teaches Mandarin, k-8. They were one of 5 schools worldwide to receive this award. We congratulate them on this significant achievement.

Prestigious Award from China Given to one of our COSEBOC Member Schools

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