Celebrate the Power of Student Voice


As the 2022-23 school year gets underway, the League of Education Voters Field and Policy teams are meeting statewide with students, families, educators, and partners to elevate their priorities for the upcoming legislative session. We are also focused on critical issues facing our students, like our current work on ending isolation in public schools. 

Our free statewide Virtual Event happens October 13th on Zoom to celebrate the power of student voice. We will honor students who inspire us, such as Ivy Pete from North Central High School in Spokane who is starting at Yale University this fall. Want to get more involved? We are always looking for volunteers and support. This year, we are excited to include a Silent Auction to support our statewide work. If you have any items or ideas, we would love to chat with you!

Read more about our work below.

Students from the Tri-Cities


LEV 2022 Virtual 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 Virtual Event on October 13, 2022 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for an 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!


LEVinar Recording: Special Education in Washington state

In case you missed last week's informative and inspiring webinar, Dr. Tania May, Washington state Assistant Superintendent for Special Education Services, shared an overview of special education in Washington state focusing on inclusionary practices, myths and facts, and mental health supports. Students from across Washington state who are currently accessing special education services provided feedback.


Critical Race Theory Issue Brief

Critical Race Theory is a way of thinking about America’s history through the lens of racism. Scholars developed it during the 1970s and 1980s in response to what they viewed as a lack of racial progress following the civil rights legislation of the 1960s. Historically, it has been used primarily in graduate schools, where students study the modern-day impact of policies and laws. The central idea of Critical Race Theory is that racism is institutionalized and is embedded in America’s history, legal systems, and policies. It acknowledges the continuing impacts of slavery and segregation in America and critiques how institutionalized racism perpetuates a caste system that is inherently unequal.


Putting Students First Podcast: Washington state Teacher of the Year Nate Bowling on Civics and Student Engagement

In this episode, we interview Nate Bowling, the 2016 Washington state Teacher of the Year and National Teacher of the Year Finalist, about how to engage students during this time of political upheaval, how to help educators and administrators better engage families, and why it’s so important to participate in state and local elections.


Guest Blog: Puget Sound Educational Service District 2023 Regional Teacher of the Year Shane Monroe on Elevating Student Voice Within Classroom Communities

Puget Sound Educational Service District 121 Regional Teacher of the Year Shane Monroe, who is serving as a spokesperson and representative for teachers and students, gives a call to action to elevate student voice. Student voice is “recognizing and acting upon the fact that students are the primary stakeholders of our education and should be partners in shaping it.”


Arik Korman
Communications Director, League of Education Voters

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