Milan Community School Corporation was recently recognized by Project Tomorrow, an education nonprofit, with two awards: A Speak Up District of Honor and a Speak Up District of Student Empowerment.
Project Tomorrow is an organization committed to ensuring that all students are well prepared to become tomorrow’s innovators, leaders and engaged citizens. The mission of Project Tomorrow is to help build the capacity of education leaders to create new learning experiences that prepare today’s students to compete and contribute to the global economy and society. For additional information, visit: www.tomorrow.org
Speak Up, a national research initiative of Project Tomorrow, has surveyed over 5.7 million K-12 students, parents, teachers and school leaders since 2003. The Speak Up data represents the largest collection of authentic, unfiltered stakeholder input on education, technology, schools of the future, science and math instruction, PD and career exploration. Education, business and policy leaders regularly use the data to inform federal, state and local education programs.
By empowering and encouraging authentic student, parent, teacher and community voices, Speak Up participants provide the education community with powerful examples of the value of including stakeholders in these important discussions around education transformation and school improvement. Milan Community School Corporation has demonstrated a deep commitment to engaging stakeholders in local decisions on education issues. Speak Up schools are using the data collected through the Speak Up surveys to develop strategic plans, make budgeting decisions, enhance their curriculum, and determine professional development needs.
We thank our students, parents, and staff for participating in the Speak Up Survey in December. Your participation allowed us to receive this recognition.