Californians for Justice Student Voice Campaign

Californians for Justice believes that in order to achieve the transformative change we want to see in our schools, and communities we must create systematic change that transforms policies, perceptions and practices, so that the voices of low-income, immigrant, LGBTIQ students and students of color are heard, valued and reflected in the decisions that directly impact […]

Student Voice Live!

As a freshman in college, Zak Malamed needed a project for a class, so he went about founding  Student Voice Live! His project turned into an organization called Student Voice, and today they continue with dynamic events and activities designed to promote student voice in schools. Recently, Student Voice launched a students’ bill of rights calling the rights […]

Personalized Learning and Meaningful Student Involvement

Personalized learning is a key to infusing Meaningful Student Involvement in classrooms. Through student/adult partnerships focused on creating highly-relevant, deeply rigorous and substantive relationships, every student in every classroom in every school can experience Meaningful Student Involvement. Personalization focuses on reciprocal relationships between students and educators. In numerous ways, classroom teachers must get to know their students and […]

Philadelphia Student Union

The Philadelphia Student Union has been working for more than a decade to promote a student-inclusive vision for school reform. PSU “exists to build the power of young people to demand a high quality education in the Philadelphia public school system”. Their work is powerful, effective, and deep. A recent examination of the Philadelphia Student […]

Jovenes Unidos

When they researched hundreds of their peers and suggested powerful transformation, students moved from sharing student voice towards Meaningful Student Involvement. Students with a nonprofit program called Jovenes Unidos in Denver, Colorado, explored why many of their peers didn’t graduate. Their goal was, “…to change statistics, and to make [our]… school of excellence where all students learn, […]