LINKS These links highlight the role of student voice throughout education. Education Programs | Public Education Agencies | International Links





The Big Picture Company Designs break-through public schools, research and replicates new designs for education, training educators to serve as leaders in their schools and communities, and actively engaging the public as participants and decision makers in the education of our youth.


Breakthrough Collaborative Engages high school students as teachers to younger students in a variety of communities across the US and around the world.


California Association of Student Councils CASC is a non-profit organization led by a group of high school students. We believe in youth leadership and empowerment; thus all of our programs are truly led by students. All of our conferences include council sessions led by highly trained high school and college counselors. A nationwide database of organizations, resources, and individuals committed to high school, college, and graduate student organizing.


Coalition for Essential Schools Creates and sustains equitable, intellectually vibrant, personalized schools and to make such schools the norm of American public education.


Cross City Campaign for Urban School Reform A national network of school reformers who support efforts to create high-quality schools that ensure educational success for all urban young people.


Edutopia for Students Inspiration for giving students more control over their learning, integrating subjects and applying them in the real world, and giving students access to outside experts and resources.


Education | Evolving Studies and information for Minnesota schools on how student voice affects education.


Mix It Up National program focusing student voice on defeating ignorance and bigotry.


MTV Think Resources on grading schools, being an activist, and more.


The National Paideia Center School operational model which builds student voice.


Northwest Regional Educational Labs Research organization with a particular interest in student voice.


Our Education National student voice advocacy organization.


Project 540 - Students Turn for a Change National high school student voice program.

Raise Your Voice - Student Action for Change A college-age student voice program.

Re-Inventing Schools Coalition School reform model including student voice.


What Kids Can Do Stories about student voice changing schools and communities.


Youth On Board Works in several schools in and with the Boston School District to engage students throughout schools.


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PUBLIC Education Agencies


Student to Student Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction offers a student-driven program designed to teach high school students about education reform.


Boston Student Advisory Council Administered by the Office of High School Renewal (HSR) of Boston Public Schools, in partnership with Youth on Board, BSAC is a citywide body of student leaders representing their respective high schools.


Oakland Unified School District Youth Voice & Activism Webpage This program at OUSD offers powerful tools, links, and tips for students to change their world.

Portland Superintendent's Student Advisory Council The SuperSAC is a district-wide, student-driven group that offers recommendation and insight to the Superintendent, while providing an opportunity for dialogue between students and district staff.

San Francisco Unified School District SAC, is the group of students that is officially charged with representing the needs of the students to the decision-makers in the San Francisco Unified School District. The SAC is made up of two representatives from each public high school in San Francisco.

AACStudents An online discussion forum created by the public school system in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, for K-12 students to discuss issues relating to the policies of the Anne Arundel County Public Schools.

Maryland State Board of Education Maryland is the only state in the nation that has a full-voting student member on the State Board of Education. This student votes on all issues, participates in all debates, and is respected as a full member.

Student Advisory Board on Education SABE is a state wide conference in Sacramento, California that gives students an opportunity to address the California State Board of Education on issues facing California's students.

Kentucky Department of Education Student voice is a very important part of Kentucky's Refocusing Secondary Initiative.  Stakeholders hear what the students are saying about their high school experiences and their hopes for high schools in the future. The agency is also assembling an online student advisory team for the secondary initiative.

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International Organizations


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