Students as Integrated ResourceS (SIRS)

At Hudson High School of Teaching Technology in New York City, New York, students can participate in a program called Students as Integrated ResourceS, or SIRS. The program positions students in active student/adult partnerships that can foster Meaningful Student Involvement. According to the teachers who operate it,  students volunteer and come in after school to participate in a hands on […]

StudentVoicesNUA™

StudentVoicesNUA™ is a program of the National Urban Alliance. It provides students with opportunities to co-create with teachers innovative curriculum-related projects using 21st century technology, to increase their involvement in professional development, to mediate literacy and learning strategies for parents, and to participate in leadership discussions and decision-making. An exciting part of StudentVoicesNUA™ is having students co-teach […]

Cities in Schools Program

A teacher with the Cities in Schools program in New York City engaged her students as evaluators in order to transform her practice. She wanted to provide students with the experience of being in charge while helping them to develop skills in written and oral communication and logic. Believing students must be treated- and must see themselves- […]

Port Jervis School District

In 1972, students and adults in Port Jervis School District in Port Jervis, New York, worked together to redesign the district’s schools. Activities Working with teachers, administrators, parents, school board members and community organization leaders the student/adult gathering had 125 participants. They came up with a list of education reforms that included: Making arrangements to distribute school newsletters […]

New York High School Student Union

The New York High School Student Union operated in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Activities The NY Union worked with hundreds of students statewide to create a list of ten demands for schools. No suspensions, involuntary transfers, exclusion from classes, detention, harassment of students. Due process for students. No cops in schools, no narcos, security guards, plain […]