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NYC schools involve students in budget decisions to increase civic engagement

Students are more engaged in education when they feel that they are a part of the process. That is true of civic involvement in the adult world as well. When people feel that their voices are heard, they are more likely to become involved in the world around them.

Colleges have been experimenting with the idea of participatory budgeting to help students learn more about civic engagement for some time. Now, more high schools are starting to allow students to control elements of the school budget in order to give them a greater voice in the process and ignite their sense of how their ideas can influence the world they live in.

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