Boston, MA – January 7, 2015 – Students, like all people, have a voice, but they don’t always have a platform to use it. In fact, when it comes to their education, only 47% of students believe they have a voicein decision making. Through a new partnership with Student Voice, a leading for-students-by-students nonprofit organization, Cengage Learning will provide opportunities for students to engage in conversations about classroom challenges with today’s top education influencers.
“We are very excited to work with Student Voice to ensure students in higher education are included in conversations and decisions that affect their lives,” said Sandi Kirshner, Chief Marketing Officer, Cengage Learning. “At Cengage Learning, we are shifting our focus to the student and we are investing in opportunities that will allow us to develop solutions suited to their needs in order to make a real impact in learning. To do this, the first step is to better understand students – and through Student Voice, we can speak with them.”
“It’s increasingly evident that student opinions can improve the effectiveness of education, and we look forward to bridging the gaps between students and the education community through Cengage’s strong commitment to students and Student Voice,” said Zak Malamed, Co-founder and Executive Director of Student Voice.
Under terms of the agreement, Cengage Learning and Student Voice will host three Student Voice Live!workshops this spring to encourage discussion around education challenges students are facing this year. To inspire and encourage open discussion in classrooms across the nation, the events will be captured and shared to the public for all to see.
For more information on Cengage Learning, visit www.cengage.com, and for more information on Student Voice, visit www.stuvoice.org.
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 Student Voice
Student Voice is a by-students, for-students 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that works in all 50 states to equip students as storytellers, organizers and institutional partners who advocate for student-driven solutions to educational inequity. Through direct civic action, Student Voice helps students hold their schools and surrounding communities accountable to the Student Bill of Rights and prepares them to become lifelong agents of social and political change. For more information about Student Voice, visit our website at StuVoice.org and follow @Stu_Voice and #StuVoice on social media.