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10/06/2023
Op Ed - Leveraging Student Voice to Improve Education

In the State of Michigan, there is currently no uniform measurement of students’ wellbeing nor a common way to evaluate student engagement and the impact of related services and interventions for students beyond standardized test scores.

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10/06/2023
Poll Suggests Standards On How To Get Students More Involved In The Classroom

Recent polling highlighted at the Michigan Association of Superintendents and Administrators' (MASA) fall conference found 75% believe school districts should adopt policies designed to increase student engagement in K-12 schools.

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10/05/2023
Public Opinion Poll Affirms Need for Student Engagement Assessment

EPIC-MRA poll data released in September at the Michigan Association of Superintendents and Administrators (MASA) Fall Conference in Traverse City, Michigan, soundly validates the need for work surrounding student engagement, ranking it as an important component of student assessment.

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09/24/2023
Leverage student voices to improve education
Traverse City Record-Eagle

In the State of Michigan, there is currently no uniform measurement of students' well-being nor a common way to evaluate student engagement and the impact of related services and interventions for students - beyond standardized test scores. 

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08/07/2023
LCUSD Gleans Room for Improvement from Survey Results
LCUSD Gleans Room for Improvement from Survey Results
Outlook Valley Sun

Executive Director of Programs and Services Karen Hurley presented the results of the 2023 annual perception survey that was administered to students grades 4 to 12, teachers, staff and parents and caregivers through the months of March and April.

The purpose of the surveys is to collect perceptions and feedback from the district’s educational partners.

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07/19/2023
Educators examine student perspectives on engagement belonging
Young Fives student D’andre takes time to play with social worker Neah Bremby
A young fives student works with his teacher
School News Network

A morning meeting in Lauren Hopkins’ third-grade class provides a glimpse of what building relationships and cultivating a sense of belonging looks like at Discovery Elementary School.

Students spend a half hour seated on the classroom rug talking about various topics. They discuss rules: everything from “doing the right thing the first time” to “not talking when the teacher is talking.”

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01/19/2023
The Truth About SEL? It Works
SEL in Schools
NEA Today

Despite political attacks, support for social and emotional learning is strong. But schools and educators should never stop championing its importance.

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10/24/2022
'I just feel like a number': Students want more empathy from educators in pandemic aftermath
Kent ISD holds State of the Student panel at GVSU
Kent ISD holds State of the Student panel at GVSU
MLive

As a high school student, sometimes Terrell Daniels Jr. feels like the only things adults care about are his test scores.

With students feeling so much pressure to score high on their tests and “catch up” after two pandemic years, the Union High School junior said those pressures can put a damper on his excitement to learn.

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