Success Stories

Student Voice in Oregon Drives Change


We sat down with district leaders in Oregon to talk about student voice. The result: a case study about district and school-level changes emboldened by student, family, and staff feedback.

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The Oregon Student Success Act (SSA) invests $2 billion into students’ education every two years. Fifty percent of the funds go toward non-competitive grants that all districts are eligible for called Student Investments Accounts (SIA). SIAs are designed to help educators meet students’ mental and behavioral health needs and reduce academic disparities for groups that have historically been underserved.

Nearly 30 districts and 150 schools in Oregon use the YouthTruth Student, Family, and Staff Surveys. Many use their anonymous surveys to fulfill SSA requirements.