Student led nonprofit proposes new set of education standards for San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO – This Saturday, Student Voice will join forces with Cengage Learning at EdRev—the Parents Education Network’s (PEN) annual education summit in San Francisco—to discuss the Student Bill of Rights and how to implement it in schools around the world.

The Student Bill of Rights is a new set of student-driven education standards created to ensure schools provide high quality learning experiences for students everywhere.

In a series of student-moderated breakouts, attendees will work to define and understand student entitlement and develop concrete ways to guarantee these rights for students nationwide.

Education stakeholders including students, parents, and administrators will join the discussion to share what schools are doing well, in addition to issues faced in American classrooms.  Solutions to promote accountability when implementing change will be a focal point of the discussion.

Student Voice Founder and Executive Director Zak Malamed says he is looking forward to joining forces with PEN and Cengage, and is excited to work with the student attendees.

“As an event with more than 2,000 participants, hundreds of which are students, EdRev does an unparalleled job of bringing together all education stakeholders,” Malamed said. “The opportunity to connect and work with students to create a better learning experience is what Student Voice is all about, and we are grateful to PEN and Cengage for making this possible.”

About Student Voice

Student Voice is a completely student-run, non-partisan, not-for-profit organization inspired by the lack of student voices in education. Research shows that only 47 percent of students believe they have a voice in decision making and this dips to as low as 36 percent in the 12th grade. Student Voice strives to enhance the overall effectiveness of the student voice movement by bridging the gap between students and education communities around the world. For more information about Student Voice, visit http://www.StuVoice.org or follow us on Twitter @Stu_Voice.

About Cengage Learning

Cengage Learning is a leading educational content, technology, and services company for the higher education and K-12, professional and library markets worldwide. The company provides superior content, personalized services and course-driven digital solutions that accelerate student engagement and transform the learning experience. Cengage Learning is headquartered in Boston, MA with an office hub located in San Francisco, CA. Cengage Learning employees reside in nearly 40 different countries with company sales in more than 125 countries around the world. www.cengage.com.

About PEN

© 2015 Parents Education Network (PEN). PEN is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in San Francisco, CA that provides education, support and empowerment to students, parents, and educators impacted by learning and attention differences. For more information about PEN please call (415) 751-2237, email  pen@parentseducationnetwork.org or visit http://parentseducationnetwork.org