There’s a lot of talk about integrating student voice into school strategy. Actually doing it is harder. How can we begin to give students a say in how their schools are run? To start, it’s important to find ways to hear from every young person. Not just the loudest students but also those on the…
By Sonya Heisters, the director of partnerships for YouthTruth It was April 20,1999, and I was a high school junior. Though generally a compliant student, on this day, I convinced a cute boy from drama class to cut school with me. It felt risky and fun. It felt dangerous. That evening, my 16-year-old definition of…
How’s Discipline at Your School? Don’t Just Look at Referral and Suspension Data, Get Perception Data
By Sonya Heisters, the director of partnerships for YouthTruth As a student-teacher, and like most early-career educators, I struggled with classroom management and discipline. The beautifully articulated theories of positive behavior intervention and support that I was learning through my credentialing program seemed at odds with the realities of time and resource constraints in the…
Less than half of secondary students surveyed in California rate their school culture positively, according to data released today . . .
Across all grade levels, the majority of students feel engaged, according to data released today by the San Francisco-based nonprofit YouthTruth Student Survey. On a more concerning note, the survey found that . . . .
A quarter of students report being bullied, according to new findings out today from YouthTruth . . .
Only 50 percent of American high school students feel academically prepared for college-level classes, according to new data released today by San Francisco-based nonprofit YouthTruth. The finding comes from a recent analysis of student perception survey data from over 55,000 high school students . . .
Today, YouthTruth launched the fourth report in our Learning from Student Voice series . . .
Today, YouthTruth launched the third report in our Learning from Student Voice series . . .
YouthTruth launched the second installment of it’s Learning from Student Voice series today . . .