Chicago Public Schools CEO Student Advisory Council

The CEO’s Student Advisory Council is a forum for direct communication and recommendation between CPS students and the chief executive officer of Chicago Public Schools. As members of the Council, students share their voice on a variety topics and work to create evidence-based solutions for select issues that are important to students and the district. […]

Students on School Boards in Illinois

Here are facts about roles for students on school boards in Illinois. Students in Illinois can join and vote on district school boards. There are 9 voting members of the Illinois State Board of Education with no student members and no student representation. Students can join the state school board but cannot vote.   Related Content […]

What Kids Can Do Students as Allies in School Reform project

A national nonprofit organization hosts a nationwide program for students to determine how teaching and learning works better, modeling Meaningful Student Involvement. With major support from a national foundation, a nonprofit organization called What Kids Can Do funded organizations to engage students as researchers in their schools. The project was active in 2003-04 and again from 2011-12. Funding […]