Matthew Fulle

Guest Blogger

Student, Northwestern University

Evanston, Illinois

Matt Fulle is an intern at Education Post and an undergraduate at Northwestern University’s School of Communication studying communication studies and legal studies. He has spent the last 5 years working to advance student voice in education reform. In high school, he helped to start a pilot program for student surveys as a form of teacher evaluation for the Seattle Public School District. In college, he was the external programming coordinator for Northwestern University’s chapter of Students for Education Reform.

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Posted June 22, 2017

How Do We Support Black Male Students? Start by Acting on Their Feedback

While 85 percent of White students in Seattle earn a high school diploma each year, only 65 percent of African-American…

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Posted Dec. 12, 2016

America’s Students Have to Be the Hope We Can Believe In

I went through all of high school and most of college with President Barack Obama. I am part of a…

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Posted Dec. 6, 2016

Students of Color Say These 6 Things Impact Their Health and Wellness

The Center for Promise has partnered with students across America to publish a first-of-its-kind report titled Barriers to Wellness: Voices…

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Posted Sep. 26, 2016

Students Need Respect, Not Admiration.

Adults admire students who stand up to have their voices heard. Reformers share their stories and news outlets report on…

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Posted Sep. 21, 2016

WATCH: Here’s Why We Should Really Listen to Student Voices

  “If we really listened to student voices, we’d be shocked by what we heard.”   What’s the goal of…

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Posted Aug. 12, 2016

Thank a Teacher: How Arne Duncan Found His Voice

Everybody has their inspiration. Former U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan told us about how he was inspired and challenged…

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Posted July 11, 2016

Debunking the Myths of Student Voice

Education activist Chris Stewart told me in a recent interview that “it’s almost like we’re putting people through a meatpacking…

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Posted June 30, 2016

How I Stumbled on the Real Power of Student Voice

Here’s a conundrum. The purpose of schools is to educate students. But students have little to no input in their…

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