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About Students Speak Out

Students Speak Out is a social network (both online and offline) where students influence policy conversations by co-defining public problems and co-creating solutions.

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Current Projects

Students Walk: Statewide Pedestrian Plan

Students Walk! is a teen-focused conversation about pedestrians -- walkers and rollers -- in Minnesota. This project brings teen voices into the dialogue around Minnesota's first ever, statewide pedestrian system plan.

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What is Achievement?

(Completed)

Students responded: if we want real innovation in K-12, might we need to broaden our definition of student achievement?

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Minnesota Department of Transportation Vision

(Completed)

SSO and the Mn/DOT asked students their opinions about the future of transportation. Your ideas were incorporated into the final plan!

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Students Speak Out About Parks and Trails

(Completed)

SSO and the Minnesota DNR asked students their opinions about the future of outdoor spaces. Check out how your ideas were incorporated into the final plan!

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The Students Speak Out Lounge

The lounge is a place to hang out and discuss anything related to Students Speak Out in general. Meet other enthusiasts, and tell us your ideas for future SSO projects and what could be improved.

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Students Address Bullying

In the spring of 2008, a group of SSO student leaders conducted in-person interviews and hosted online discussion on issues of bullying and school safety. Above is a video they produced at the end of the project. A written summary of their findings is here.

For more examples of past work done on SSO, see the Archives and Findings pages.

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