Creating Statewide Education Systems that Value Student Culture

William Rodick and Tanji Reed Marshall
September 2022 | National Association of State Boards of Education

In this resource from the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE), the authors present strategies for enhancing school climate and culture through the active engagement of student perspectives. The article emphasizes the importance of empowering students to contribute to decision-making processes within educational institutions, fostering a sense of ownership and responsibility for their learning environments. It outlines practical approaches for educators and policymakers to integrate student voice initiatives effectively, promoting inclusivity, equity, and positive relationships within schools. By recognizing students as valuable contributors in educational settings, this resource promotes collaborative efforts that create supportive climates conducive to academic success and overall well-being.