At Kent ISD, this commitment to the voice of the student began as district superintendents studied new ideas for teaching and learning. Finding new methods is key to engaging all students and meeting the needs of 21st Century learners. We want to help our districts "educate students for their future, not our past." This includes preparing them for the careers and learning (beyond high school) they'll need to be successful.
So the Superintendents decided to ask students about their high school experience. We surveyed 60.7% of all the high school students within Kent ISD in the spring of 2010. And we listened!