Webb Report

MEETING KENTUCKY’S EDUCATIONAL NEEDS:  Proficiency, Achievement Gaps, & the Potential of Student Involvement Zachariah Webb for the Kentucky Department of Education OVERVIEW In June 2002, Commissioner Gene Wilhoit of the Kentucky Department of Education requested that preliminary information be gathered concerning student input to education policymakers.  Specifically, the Commissioner wanted to know how the input […]

Kentucky Department of Education Student Voice Survey

The Kentucky Department of Education is facilitating statewide data collection via a Student Voice Survey. WIth questions are aligned to The Kentucky Framework for Teaching, districts are encouraged to share the Student Voice Survey questions. The 3-5 and 6-12 Student Voice Survey questions are available in a toolkit here. Read an article about the tool and its […]

Partnership for Kentucky Schools Student Speak project

In 1997, the Partnership for Kentucky Schools and Roberts & Kay, Inc. launched a statewide research project promoting student voice called Students Speak. They conducted dozens of data-gathering activities with students, wrote several reports and created resources for others. One is the Students Speak Tool Kit, developed to guide educators, school board members, parents and others in […]

Prichard Committee Student Voice Team

In September 2012, the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence formed a Student Voice Team. Today, the SVT is comprised of a team of self-selected middle school through college students working to elevate the voices of Kentucky youth on the classroom impact of education issues and support students as policy partners in improving Kentucky schools. Since then, they’ve […]

Students on School Boards in Kentucky

  Here are different facts about roles for students on school boards in Kentucky. There are 11 voting members (12 members total) of the Kentucky State Board of Education with no student members or student representatives. There are students serving some Kentucky district school boards in some capacity right now. We don’t have information about this […]