What We Do
As innovators of youth-led education research, we collect, analyze, and share data about a range of student experiences with policymakers and the public. Our studies include examinations of the effects of racial and ethnic identity on learning; the social, emotional, and academic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic; and what students need to feel safe, engaged, and included in their school communities.
Coping With Covid in Kentucky Part II: A Call to Action for Post-Online Learning
The second in our Coping With Covid series, this report includes quotes that underscore that while school districts were forced to quickly pivot to online learning for student safety, many could have better addressed both student and educator needs.
Data to Navigate Our Futures Poll
Through a collaborative partnership with the Data Quality Campaign, we found that high school students want access to data to navigate their own futures while superintendents want better access for district and school decisionmaking.
Youth Perspectives on Designing Equitable Out-of-School-Time Programs
A brief report alongside the Wallace Foundation on how young people from marginalized communities may experience out-of-school-time programming, including that they are sometimes treated differently because of race, gender identity or other factors.
Race To Learn
This study distills the results from the 10,725 Kentucky middle and high school students from 114 counties who took our Race, Ethnicity, and School Climate Student Survey.
The Co-Creation Generation
We partnered with the Institute for Citizens & Scholars to release a report about intergenerational partnership. The report and tools are meant to help young people and adults build teams that center youth voice to build coalitions and communities.