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Schools creating new structures to encourage student voice

Education Dive – Linda Jacobson

“When leaders of the Greece Central School District near Rochester, NY, began taking a closer look at their graduation data, they noticed that the reason many students weren’t meeting the requirements was because they were missing their physical education (PE) credit. They took the issue to students on the district’s wellness committee and learned that the reason students weren’t passing was because they were refusing to change into PE clothes. Many were uncomfortable changing in the locker rooms and some just wore their PE uniforms under their regular clothes to avoid undressing. “That’s what drove us to give kids options,” says Superintendent Kathleen Graupman.”(more)

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