Francisco Escobedo to Fill State Board Vacancy

Francisco Escobedo

California’s Governor Newsom Appoints New NCUST Executive Director, Dr. Francisco Escobedo, to Fill State Board Vacancy On September 3rd, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced the appointment of Dr. Francisco Escobedo to the California State Board of Education. Governor Newsom appointed Dr. Escobedo in recognition of his successes as Superintendent of the Chula Vista Elementary School […]

Special Tribute to Jessica Schroeder

Jessica Schroeder

SPECIAL TRIBUTE TO JESSICA SCHROEDER A few years ago, the NCUST team was excited to hear about a couple of teachers in Salt Lake City who arranged a series of book study meetings focused on Teaching Practices from America’s Best Urban Schools. In December of 2019, I had the opportunity to travel to Salt Lake City to […]

COLLABORATION WITH NCUST

COLLABORATION WITH NCUST Funding Sources If you are actively collaborating with NCUST or considering it, please do not forget to consider using Elementary and Secondary School Relief (ESSER) funds, particularly ESSER III. ESSER funds are intended to ensure students have sustained access to in-person instruction and support as they recover from the impact of COVID-19. […]

Earn the National Principal Certificate for Equity and Excellence

Earn the National Principal Certificate for Equity and Excellence Join the Fall 2021 Cohort APPLY NOW 1 Be among the first in your district to earn the National Principal Certificate for Equity and Excellence! Like National Board Teacher Certification, few individuals have earned this distinction.  2 Set a meaningful target for improving outcomes for one […]

Time to Reimagine and Rebuild

Time to Reimagine and Rebuild A broad coalition of California organizations (including NCUST) is supporting a campaign called Reimagine and Rebuild (See https://reimaginecaschools.org/). While students in California are the focus of the effort, the central issues are important to public schools throughout our nation. All of us (students, families, teachers, support staff, school administrators, district […]

Congratulations and New Beginnings!

Maplewood Richmond Heights

Congratulations and New Beginnings! We, at NCUST, thank and congratulate educators throughout the nation for enduring a most challenging and frustrating 14 months. Millions of children benefitted from the dedicated efforts of teachers, counselors, social workers, cafeteria workers, principals, support staff, district administrators, and volunteers who invested time, heart, and energy in ways that far […]

Why Districts with Award-Winning Schools Should Consider Partnering with NCUST

partner with NCUST

Why Districts with Award-Winning Schools Should Consider Partnering with NCUST Over the past 16 years, NCUST has bestowed the America’s Best Urban Schools Award on 167 schools. Many of those schools are part of amazing school districts that established the foundations that nurtured outstanding school cultures, curriculum, and instruction. Often, however, districts find themselves struggling […]

New NCUST Executive Director

Francisco Escobedo

New NCUST Executive Director The National Center for Urban School Transformation is pleased to announce that Dr. Francisco Escobedo will become the Center’s new Executive Director as of September 1, 2021. For the past 10 years, Dr. Escobedo has served as superintendent of the Chula Vista Elementary School District, one of California’s most successful urban […]