Student Leaders Connecting Online
For those on state boards, Internet forum a handy tool for reaching out.
In an effort to forge links among a small—and scattered—group of student leaders, the Alexandria, Va.-based National Association of State Boards of Education is tapping into a medium that teenagers know well: the online forum.
The Student Leadership Network Forum , launched in February as part of NASBE’s Student Leadership Initiative, is designed to give the 25 students across the country who serve as student members on state boards of education a place to exchange advice, chat about their experiences, and learn about what their peers are doing.
“Often there is only one student on each board, and they work mostly by themselves,” said Lori Meyer, the project director for NASBE and the moderator of the online forum, which is sponsored by the MetLife Foundation. “We wanted to give them an opportunity to...
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