When he needs to make big decisions for the 11,000-student Cherry Hill, N.J., school district, Superintendent Joseph Meloche turns to a familiar sounding board: the students themselves. In the two years since he took over the district, Meloche has held multiple town halls with middle and high school students, whose feedback helps bring problems to the surface that school leaders don’t see on their own. The students have helped pinpoint solutions, too. “I believe we need to make sure [students’] voices, their opinions, their thoughts are shared and that we actually listen to them,” he says. This video was produced as part of Education Week’s Leaders To Learn From project, recognizing outstanding school district leaders from around the country. Read more at http://leaders.edweek.org ____________________ Want more stories about schools across the nation, including the latest news and unique perspectives on education issues? Visit www.edweek.org. About Education Week: Education Week is America’s most trusted source of independent K-12 education news, analysis, and opinion. Our work serves to raise the level of understanding and discourse about education among school and district leaders, policymakers, researchers, teachers, and the public. Published by the nonprofit organization Editorial Projects in Education, Education Week has been providing award-winning coverage of the field for over 35 years. Follow Education Week: - Subscribe to our Channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c... - On Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/edweek/ - On Twitter at https://twitter.com/educationweek/ - On LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/educ... To license video footage from Editorial Projects in Education please contact the Education Week Library at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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