My Voice and the Million Voice Project
The Pearson Foundation believes that all educators can improve today's teaching and learning by listening to students and understanding their aspirations. That's why we support My Voice and the Quaglia Institute for Student Aspirations.
My Voice is the result of research and inquiry into school systems throughout the country, based on the work of Dr. Russell Quaglia. Using a collection of surveys he helped develop, Dr. Quaglia has been asking students for their opinions on school-related topics for more than 25 years in order to give schools feedback regarding those factors that research has shown to create a supportive learning environment.
My Voice helps your entire school community focus on the self-worth, sense of purpose and active engagement that are essential for student success and school performance. The My Voice process combines surveys, analysis, and research to help students, parents, and school staff engage one another in improving their educational experience. More than 550,000 students have taken the My Voice Survey across the full spectrum of the U.S. educational system — from small rural schools to large urban districts — as well as internationally.
The Pearson Foundation also supports the Million Voice Project grant program, which subsidizes My Voice for select schools and provides research about student aspirations. The annual My Voice National Report documents these national trends each year.
Learn more about My Voice and how it can make a difference in your school. Visit myvoice.pearsonfoundation.org.