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'Mini-Speak Up' Asks Students How They Would Improve Education

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Project Tomorrow has launched a miniaturized version of its annual Speak Up survey that will run through inauguration day. The "Mini-Speak Up" survey, for students only, spotlights just one topic--what students would do to improve schools.

For the Mini-Speak Up survey, students are asked to imagine what they, if they were President of the United States, would do if they could do only one thing "to ensure that all students receive the education and skills they need to be successful in life."

"We look forward to seeing the breadth of ideas our nation's students put forward, and sharing those with this country's elected leaders in the spring," said Julie Evans, CEO of Project Tomorrow, in a statement released this week. "We encourage students to respond on their own, teachers to lead a class discussion on the topic or assign it for homework, and parents to discuss suggestions with their children."

Project Tomorrow runs the annual Speak Up survey, an initiative aimed at collecting input and gauging attitudes toward 21st century learning by gathering responses from educators, administrators, parents, and students. Since 2003, some 1.5 million K-12 students, teachers, school leaders, and parents from more than 14,000 schools have participated in the full survey.

Students can access the new Mini-Speak Up survey here.

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Executive Producer David Nagel heads up the editorial department for 1105 Media's education publications — which include two daily sites, a variety of newsletters and two monthly digital magazines covering technology in both K-12 and higher education.

A 21-year publishing veteran, Nagel has led or contributed to dozens of technology, art and business publications.

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