A Message from the National Center for Urban School Transformation

San Diego State University

During this challenging time, it is important to acknowledge the health care workers who strive to keep all of us safe (and the educators who modeled for them an ethic of care); the scientists who work to identify solutions that will contain and eradicate COVID-19 (and the educators who instilled in them a love of […]

Caring Enough to Know and Value Individual Students

Caring Enough to Know and Value Individual Students An excerpt from the Second Edition of Teaching Practices from America’s Best Urban Schools. Available now at all book retailers. Hattie (2009) synthesized over 800 studies of factors that influenced student achievement. He found that teacher-student relationships have a major influence on student learning, more powerful than most […]

Why Apply? A message from NCUST Executive Director Joseph F. Johnson, Jr.

Map of ABUS winners

WHY APPLY? At NCUST, it has been our honor to visit and learn from over 150 amazing schools that achieve multiple evidences of outstanding learning results for every racial/ethnic/income group of students they serve.  We look forward to recognizing, celebrating, and learning from more urban schools during this coming year. Why do we invest the […]

Fifteen Schools Honored with America’s Best Urban Schools Awards

SDSU’s National Center for Urban School Transformation Presents Awards to 15 High-Performing Schools

[vc_row][/vc_row][vc_column][/vc_column][vc_column_text] Fifteen Schools Honored with America’s Best Urban Schools Awards [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] SDSU’s National Center for Urban School Transformation Presents Awards to 15 High-Performing Schools [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] The National Center for Urban School Transformation (NCUST) at San Diego State University (SDSU) awarded fifteen schools as winners of its 2018 America’s Best Urban Schools Award. The schools were […]