Student Voices Blog

Hear from the students driving our work for equity

Elevating Student Voices

We are committed to elevating student voice: in the classroom, in school culture, and in out-of-school spaces. We believe that student voices matter and that students are capable of being agents of their own learning. It has long been a strategy of ours to make sure that educators and school leaders have opportunities to hear from student voices: sometimes their own, and sometimes not. We believe we can learn so much from students if we give them the chance to be heard, which is why we are very excited to be launching this new series of student voices through blogs and vlogs.

Recent Blog Posts

Student-Teacher Relationships in Revere

August 8, 2019

Rising 8th grade students in Revere Public Schools sit down to discuss their experiences with advisory and to share how it affects their learning to have meaningful relationships with adults.

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Project-based Learning at Garfield Middle School

August 8, 2019

In Garfield Middle School’s second year of implementation through the Massachusetts Personalized Learning Network, student are exploring the advantages of a project-based learning curriculum through robotics.

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Word Cloud: What should students know and be able to do when they graduate high school?

March 21, 2019

As high school seniors across the country prepare to graduate in a few short months, we asked students at Quabbin Regional High School and Somerville High School “what do you think high school graduates should know and be able to do?” Check out their answers in the word cloud featured below!

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An approach to teaching and learning that is flexible and adaptable, adjusting the system to the individual students and what they need to be successful in today's diverse, global world.
Students exercise voice and choice in their learning, embracing their individual strengths, needs, interests, and cultural backgrounds.
The ability to use the cultural characteristics, experiences, and perspectives of culturally and linguistically diverse learners as conduits for teaching them more effectively. (Geneva Gay, 2002)
Developed in a way that ensures a barrier-free environment for all students, ensuring that every student, particularly those within historically underserved groups, has what they need to be successful. To be truly equitable, schools must not only have equity of opportunity, but of outcomes.
The process of envisioning, designing, and implementing a school model, either from scratch as a way of redesigning and disrupting the existing educational system, or as part of the transformation of an existing school.