San Diego Marriott La Jolla
San Diego Marriott La Jolla
4240 La Jolla Village Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037

The 2018 America’s Best Urban Schools Symposium will be held on October 8-10, 2018 in San Diego, California. Please join our returning attendees who have called the NCUST Symposium the most powerful professional development experience of the year!

The National Center for Urban School Transformation (NCUST) spotlights the nation’s top urban schools that achieve exceptional academic results. Through the America’s Best Urban Schools Award, NCUST rewards outstanding schools and studies their successes. Our America’s Best Urban Schools Annual Symposium provides a showcase for our award winners and offers compelling evidence that schools in some of the nation’s poorest neighborhoods are changing students’ lives.

Educators attending the Symposium become convinced that we have no good excuses for settling for lower levels of academic results. For many educators, the symposium is an important first step in the journey to academic excellence. Frequently school and district teams exit the symposium with specific plans regarding how they will break down barriers to achievement, build a data-focused, collaborative learning community, and enable all students to learn.

If you have any questions, please contact Meya Egan at (619) 594-7905 or [email protected]

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Alma Guzman
Administrative Assistant
“This has been the most beneficial symposium I have ever attended. Meeting other educators doing the same work and sharing ideas has been food for the soul!”
Jennifer Rodriguez
“Be prepared to go back wanting to do so much more for your school. You will learn a lot!”
Raquel Cisherus
“It’s simply amazing to witness the commitment and “buy-in” from these award-winning schools.”
Laurie Burton
“Outstanding work by the NCUST staff! An incredibly inspiring Symposium.”
A. Coughlin
Assistant Principal
“A very rare opportunity was provided for Administrators to learn and share ideas. This doesn’t happen enough”
Cassandra Leon
Academic Coach
“I walked away knowing that consistency and having a clarity of focus are keys to my school’s success”