Sonya Heisters, YouthTruth’s director of partnerships and outreach, first observed the rise in bullying in Quincy, Washington. When the team at Quincy Junior High got their student feedback back in the winter of 2018, they saw a surprising increase in the rate of bullying at their school between the 2016-17 and 2017-18 academic years. Heisters…
We know that engagement is key to moving the needle on student achievement. But is it an elusive intangible, or an indicator that can be strategically . . .
YouthTruth has recently come out with a new survey, College and Career Readiness, of 165,000 high school students “between the 2010-11 and 2014-15 school years,” and found a vast amount of information that . . .
What if your grade school principal had asked you and your fellow students directly for your feedback? And what if that principal not only listened, but also made changes based on what you said?
How’s Your School Culture? ESSA Says It’s Important, but Only 1 in 3 Students Nationwide Think It’s Good
“YouthTruth’s executive director, Jen Vorse Wilka, said she was not surprised by the results, adding that culture is one of the hardest things to change in school or the workplace.” . . .
Kathy Gomez, Superintendent of Evergreen School District and longtime YouthTruth partner, . . .
“For around three decades, education researchers have recognized the need for a data-driven strategy to strengthen relationships, school connectedness, and prevent dropouts.” . . .
“Just one-third of students rate their school culture positively . . . The stat wouldn’t make for a good consumer report, but it’s amazing what we can learn when we consider youths’ perspectives. ” . . .
“GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network, and YouthTruth survey data reveal the incidence of bias-based bullying and variation across schools.” . . .
Reporter-Producer Kate Stringer’s article, 80,000 Kids Just Replied to a Survey About Bullying. Here’s What Surprised Their Educators Most receives national attention . . .