As the 2021-22 school year enters its final two months, the League of Education Voters (LEV) Field and Policy teams are working to expand and deepen partnerships with students across Washington state. In related news, we are excited to announce that we are hosting our first in-person event since the pandemic began. Join us on October 13th at Block 41 in Seattle (and on Zoom) to celebrate the power of student voice!
Also, we hosted an impactful LEVinar earlier this month featuring David Lewis, Director of Behavioral Health Services at Seattle Public Schools and consultant to districts across Washington state and beyond, who addresses why the 2021-22 school year has been so challenging and offers strategies to support students moving forward. Students offered real-time feedback and stories from the classroom.
And this month's podcasts spotlight educational justice for students who are refugees and a program that offers mentorship for teen boys.
Read more about our work below.
LEV 2022 Annual Event: The Power of Student Voice
Students know best when it comes to reimagining our education system. And they are not afraid of speaking up to address the many areas of inequity. Join us for our Annual Event on October 13, 2022 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for an in-person and online statewide FREE convening to celebrate the brilliance and the advocacy efforts of Washington students. It will be an inspirational event to remember, so RSVP today to ensure your seat.
Podcast: Luma Mufleh on Her Fight for Educational Justice for Refugee Children
In this episode of Putting Students First, we interview Luma Mufleh, the founder of Fugees Family whose TED Talk on educational justice for refugee families has been viewed more than 1.7 million times. Luma discusses what it’s like being dropped into a classroom when you don’t know English, what supports we should provide to students who are refugees, and how we can focus on the assets that refugees bring to our schools and our society.