What if your grade school principal had asked you and your fellow students directly for your feedback? And what if that principal not only listened, but also made changes based on what you said?
How’s Your School Culture? ESSA Says It’s Important, but Only 1 in 3 Students Nationwide Think It’s Good
“YouthTruth’s executive director, Jen Vorse Wilka, said she was not surprised by the results, adding that culture is one of the hardest things to change in school or the workplace.” . . .
Kathy Gomez, Superintendent of Evergreen School District and longtime YouthTruth partner, . . .
Today, YouthTruth announced that it crossed the threshold . . .
“For around three decades, education researchers have recognized the need for a data-driven strategy to strengthen relationships, school connectedness, and prevent dropouts.” . . .
“Just one-third of students rate their school culture positively . . . The stat wouldn’t make for a good consumer report, but it’s amazing what we can learn when we consider youths’ perspectives. ” . . .
“GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network, and YouthTruth survey data reveal the incidence of bias-based bullying and variation across schools.” . . .
New California Accountability System Signals Progress- YouthTruth’s Sonya Heisters in Education Week
It’s good to count parent engagement and school climate, says Sonya Heisters . . .