Currently, there is little research on student board members and their presence, engagement, accomplishments, and struggles in serving on public school boards. In order to ensure there is accurate and comprehensive information on the state of student board members across the United States, the National Student Board Member Association partners with student researchers and organizations to conduct research on student representation and outcomes.
The National Student Board Member Association seeks to serve as a hub for student representation research.
NSBMA Research Portfolio
NSBMA seeks to serve as a hub for student-representation research.
Developing a Report on the State of Student Board Members
Quantifying How Student Engagement Improves Schools
Create a Culture of Civic Engagement in Schools
Identifying Effective Student Representation Models
Tracking Accomplishments of Student Board Members
Understanding Other Factors Related to Student Representation
Meet Our Current NSBMA Researchers
Allyson Chan (She/Her) is a senior studying political science and psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles, and the former Student Board Member of the San Mateo County School Board.
Chan’s experience as a Student Board Member inspired her to work with UCLA’s Center for Community Engagement to research the implementation of the position and how to strengthen student representation and voice. Chan’s experience as a Student Board Member inspired her to work with UCLA’s Center for Community Engagement to research the implementation of the position and how to strengthen student representation and voice.