Public high school students across the state have an opportunity to provide feedback to the Illinois State Board of Education.
The state board is accepting applications for student advisers until 5 p.m. May 26.
During their time on the student advisory council, they’ll learn about education issues in the state, according to a news release.
They’ll also choose and research a topic in education and present their findings at a state board meeting. Last year, student advisers gave a presentation on the lack of awareness of mental health issues in Illinois public schools.
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State Superintendent Tony Smith stated in the release that he encourages students interested in government, policy and public service to consider applying.
Applications are available online at isbe.net/Pages/Student-Advisory-Council.aspx.
Students will be chosen over the summer and begin their work in September. They’ll meet a few times throughout the year and work remotely on the research project, according to the state board’s website.