Students on School Boards in Missouri

The following are facts about students on school boards in Missouri. District School Boards In 1972, the Missouri state department of education did not encourage local school boards to consider roles for students on school boards. State Board of Education Today, there are 8 voting members of the Missouri State Board of Education; none of […]

Missouri Youth Cabinet

From 2001 to 2005, the Missouri Youth Cabinet actively engaged dozens of students in state-level policy-making, including in the Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education. For each year of Governor Bob Holden’s administration, 45 students between the ages of 17 and 22 served as policy advisors to the governor by working for designated state departments, which also […]

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 […]