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What Young People Want from Afterschool Programs | The Wallace Foundation

What Young People Want from Afterschool Programs | The Wallace Foundation | Student Voice and Engagement | Scoop.it
An expert on out-of-school-time argues for focusing on vital enrichment programs rather than on homework help or tutoring
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Introducing Students to Civic Engagement: Six Practical Tips

A case study suggests ways teachers can introduce students to civic engagement by involving them in meaningful projects they design and carry out.
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Community Ties

Associate Professor Bianca Baldridge is shining a light on the vitalness of community-based education and youth workers
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Student Voice: Empowered to Transform Education

Student Voice: Empowered to Transform Education | Student Voice and Engagement | Scoop.it
Student voice practices the opportunities students have to participate in and influence the educational decisions that shape their lives and the lives of their peers.
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Three tools to help educators better understand what students need - MindShift

Three tools to help educators better understand what students need - MindShift | Student Voice and Engagement | Scoop.it
When it comes to measuring student achievement most schools rely on standardized test scores. “Street Data: A Next-Generation Model for Equity Pedagogy and School Transformation,” by Shane Safir and Jamila Dugan offers asset-based strategies for centering students beyond their academic gaps.
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Student Voice Continuum: How to Build Student Power

What messages do youth voice policies send to students? Are young people viewed primarily as consultants or collaborators? How can you go from merely informing youth of existing policies, to leading together with shared ownership between students and adult staff?View our Student Voice Continuum to see how you can level up student voice in your work -- building engagement and racial equity as you move towards student governance.
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Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR) as a Means to College and Career Readiness

Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR) as a Means to College and Career Readiness | Student Voice and Engagement | Scoop.it
Imagine how schools might be different if educators co-crafted their content, policies, procedures, and expectations with the young people they teach. Critical pedagogy centers those who are experiencing a problem as experts on developing a solution — essentially creating a collaboration between those impacted by a problem and those with the power to change the policies perpetuating it. Youth Participatory […]
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Teaching Strategy: Head, Heart, Conscience | Facing History

Teaching Strategy: Head, Heart, Conscience | Facing History | Student Voice and Engagement | Scoop.it
This strategy uses reflection prompts to help students consider a complex or emotional topic through the lenses of head, heart, and ethics.
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How to Explore Environmental Issues in Middle and High School Outside of Science Classes

How to Explore Environmental Issues in Middle and High School Outside of Science Classes | Student Voice and Engagement | Scoop.it
Whether students are studying art, math, social studies or English, there’s a way to incorporate environmental concerns.
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Project-Based Learning

Project-Based Learning | Student Voice and Engagement | Scoop.it
Project-based learning is a dynamic classroom approach in which students actively explore real-world problems and challenges and acquire a deeper knowledge.
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What Students Are Saying About Race and Racism in America - The New York Times

What Students Are Saying About Race and Racism in America - The New York Times | Student Voice and Engagement | Scoop.it
We invited teenagers to join a moderated discussion about racial equity and justice. Here is a summary of the 2,000-plus thoughtful, passionate comments.
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Debunking Deficit-Centered Views of Our Children | EDU

Debunking Deficit-Centered Views of Our Children | EDU | Student Voice and Engagement | Scoop.it
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The Benefits of PBL Presentations in Preschool

The Benefits of PBL Presentations in Preschool | Student Voice and Engagement | Scoop.it
Project-based learning allows very young students to explore, research, and grow their knowledge. Presenting their work to the community validates their efforts.
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Black Visibility Matters: The Inconvenient Truths of Bias and Erasure

Black Visibility Matters: The Inconvenient Truths of Bias and Erasure | Student Voice and Engagement | Scoop.it
Racial stereotypes and myths persist only with our continuous active consent—in the stories we teach and tell, and those we don’t. And the price we pay for this is monumental.
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Youth Town Hall: Ongoing Challenges of Covid-19

A youth-led town hall to discuss some of the challenges youth are currently facing and discuss possible solutions to alleviate some of these challenges.
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Possible futures: Youth, families, and communities as educational leaders

Possible futures: Youth, families, and communities as educational leaders | Student Voice and Engagement | Scoop.it
How might we seize this opportunity to reshape our relationships and our systems to lead with — not simply for — youth and families of color? 
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Partner With BIPOC Youth to Make School Better For Everyone | National Equity Project

Partner With BIPOC Youth to Make School Better For Everyone | National Equity Project | Student Voice and Engagement | Scoop.it
When we listen to and support the leadership of students most marginalized in the current system — we create better schools for everyone.
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Centering Students’ Past and Present to Advance Equity in the Future

This policy memo is centered on student recommendations put forth at the conclusion of a six-week summer institute between the Cuba Independent School District and the University of Colorado Boulder. Students were asked to engage with different research mediums in order to better understand the context of education, its history, and the present equity goals within Cuba, New Mexico. This policy memo aims to be a launching point for future debate and discussion in Cuba ISD, and to provide district and state leaders a succinct summary of recommendations directly from their own student researchers.
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Fostering Civil Discourse: How Do We Talk About Issues That Matter?

Fostering Civil Discourse: How Do We Talk About Issues That Matter? | Student Voice and Engagement | Scoop.it
The ideas and tools in this guide will help you prepare students to engage in reflective conversations on topics that matter, whether you are in a remote, hybrid, or in-person setting.
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Jal Mehta: Less Schooling, More Learning: A Better Approach Is Hidden in Plain Sight | TED Talk

Jal Mehta: Less Schooling, More Learning: A Better Approach Is Hidden in Plain Sight | TED Talk | Student Voice and Engagement | Scoop.it
Anyone who works, or lives with kids, will have strong opinions on the ways they’re taught. Jal Mehta presents his unexpected findings after leading a nationwide project researching the best ways children learn. Using stunning animations from Lisa Arora and Shawn Wagara, Jal reveals that the answers to learning are hidden in plain sight. Jal Mehta is a Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. More info at https://www.gse.harvard.edu/faculty/jal-mehta
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Helping Kids Celebrate Diversity Through Authentic Portraits

Helping Kids Celebrate Diversity Through Authentic Portraits | Student Voice and Engagement | Scoop.it
When educators are intentional about teaching kids to see and represent differences, the students—and their works of art—blossom.
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Publications

We identify strategic collaborations with university-based researchers, educational research firms, and like-minded non-profits to establish strong partnerships with districts, schools, and teachers. Below are collections of publications resulting from our research, split into three categories: research briefs, white papers, and published articles. You may also browse the publications by tag.
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6 Exercises to Get to Know Your Students Better—and Increase Their Engagement

6 Exercises to Get to Know Your Students Better—and Increase Their Engagement | Student Voice and Engagement | Scoop.it
Celebrating your middle and high school students' unique identities can bolster connections and improve performance in school.
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