A Middle School in Orange, California

2013AssessthruMSIStudents who planned learning activities in the city of Orange, California, started with research, became planners and started advocating, becoming a great example of Meaningful Student Involvement.

A small middle school in Orange was brought to life with an exciting project that engaged students as researchers. In addition, the school decided to take the research to the next step, and invited the student researchers to start participating in curricular planning meetings. Students planned and constructed learning units with several teachers, and met with their principal to press for changes in school rules and militaristic physical education practices. (SooHoo, 1993)

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Published by Adam Fletcher

Adam is the founding director of SoundOut. An author, speaker and consultant, he has worked with K-12 schools, districts, nonprofits and others for more than 15 years. Learn more about him at http://soundout.org/Adam

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