I’m re-posting my most useful posts from the first six months of this year.



Is Responsiveness to Student Voice Related to Academic Outcomes? Strengthening the Rationale for Student Voice in School Reform seems like a pretty important new study. It’s by Joseph Kahne, Benjamin Bowyer, Jessica Marshall, and Erica Hodgin, and it’s NOT behind a paywall.

You can also read a summary by the authors here.

Though they don’t appear to provide many details in their study about how they define “student voice,” they do refer to a very good American Progress article that describes lots of examples, including student surveys, “student perspectives on governing bodies,” student journalism, student-led conferences, “democratic classroom practices,” “youth participatory action research,” and personalized learning.

Addendum: See a review of this same research at Ed Week.