Students on School Boards Toolbox

Are there students on school boards? Across the United States and Canada, there is a growing awareness that student voice and Meaningful Student Involvement matter, a lot. It turns out that student voice—which is any expression of any student, anytime, anywhere, about anything related to education—drives all aspects of learning and teaching in schools. More than ever […]

Feature on Dana Mitra

Dana Mitra is a key light shining in the dark for SoundOut. Since the inception of our work in 2002, Dana has provided constant inspiration and guidance, gently pushing our thinking as we established the frameworks of Meaningful Student Involvement and making strident efforts to take student voice further across the United States. Dana began her […]

Feature on Roger Holdsworth

Roger Holdsworth is one of the longest standing and most successful advocates and allies for student voice, student engagement and Meaningful Student Involvement in the world. Based in Sydney, Australia, his work is admired, learned from and shared globally by researchers, practitioners, students and others. He is also the publisher of the internationally respected journal Connect for […]

Feature on Alison Cook-Sather

Alison Cook-Sather is a long-time writer, researcher and educator whose focus includes student voice, student participation and student engagement. SoundOut has followed her work since 2002, when her groundbreaking notion of authorizing students helped Adam Fletcher conceive of the Cycle of Engagement. Today, Alison is the Mary Katharine Woodworth Professor of Education and Director of the Peace, […]