Changing SPACES Project

SoundOut partnered with the Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction Title V and Innovative Programs to facilitate the Changing SPACES (Students Partnering to Advocate for Change in Environments in Schools) in 2006. Working with staff from the Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction Title V and Innovative Programs, SoundOut coordinated and facilitated a […]

Secondary Academy for Success Transformation Project

From 2003-06, SoundOut partnered with Secondary Academy for Success in Bothell, Washington, to integrate students into their school improvement planning process.  SoundOut provided training to nontraditional student leaders at this alternative high school in suburban Seattle. After facilitating a school-wide forum for 150 students on school improvement in Spring 2003, students have joined committees and made reports to […]

Review: Fires in the Bathroom

Originally published in Meaningful Student Involvement Research Guide by Adam Fletcher (2004) Olympia, WA: SoundOut. Review of Fires in the Bathroom: Advice for Teachers from High School Students. By K. Cushman. Published in 2003 by The New Press in New York. Fires in the Bathroom challenges readers to listen to the voices of those most affected by education […]

Review: “Student Voice in School Reform” and “Opening the Floodgates”

Originally published in Meaningful Student Involvement Research Guide by Adam Fletcher (2004) Olympia, WA: SoundOut. “Student voice in school reform: Reframing student-teacher relationships” by D. Mitra. Published in 2003 in the McGill Journal of Education 38(2) pp 289-304, and “Opening the floodgates: Giving students a voice in school reform.” by D. Mitra. Published in 2001 in Forum […]

Review: “What Works in Education Reform: Putting Young People at the Center”

Originally published in Meaningful Student Involvement Research Review by Adam Fletcher (2004) Olympia, WA: SoundOut. “What Works in Education Reform: Putting Young People at the Center” by J. Tolman, P. Ford, and M. Irby. Published in 2003 in Baltimore, Maryland by International Youth Foundation. What Works is a comprehensive guide to student inclusive school change […]