Save the Date for our Virtual Event - October 7, 2021

A key issue we have been working on here at LEV in the last year is the impact of COVID-19 and virtual education on students. Social isolation, grief, and household stress this past year have greatly influenced students' mental wellness. Recent polls show anxiety, depression, and suicidal ideation are on the rise. In fact, youth suicide is now the second leading cause of death of 15- to 24-year-olds.

Join us on October 7, 2021 for a statewide virtual FREE convening around supporting students impacted by COVID. First, we will hear from former U.S. Education Secretary Dr. John B. King, Jr., President of The Education Trust, and Dr. Vin Gupta, Public Health Physician, Professor, Health Policy Expert, and regular health policy analyst for NBC News, MSNBC, and contributor to the New York Times and CNN, exploring the academic and mental health impacts on students during the pandemic. Then, join us as we break into groups to discuss how we can support students across Washington state moving forward.

Special thanks to our sponsors - Microsoft, Boeing, Group Health Foundation, PEMCO Insurance, College Success Foundation, Erica Hallock Consulting, Kaiser Permanente, and College Spark Washington.

You can register here.

Read more about our work below.


Washington Game Changers Podcast – Critical Race Theory Scholar Edwin Lindo

Our Washington Game Changers podcast features leaders who give back to our community, drive innovative solutions, and inspire others in making our state more equitable and just. In this episode, League of Education Voters CEO Lauri Hennessey talks with Edwin Lindo, a Critical Race Theory scholar at the University of Washington. Professor Lindo addresses the controversy around Critical Race Theory, clarifying what it is and also how incredibly important it is that students learn about our true history.


LEVinar: Superintendents from Across Washington state on Student Mental Health, Family Engagement, and Going Back to School

In our free webinar August 26, 2021 at 12:30 pm, we have assembled a panel of superintendents from across Washington state who will share what school will look like in their districts for the start of the 2021-22 school year, how they would reimagine education based on what they learned from the past school year, how they plan to address student mental health and family engagement, and what kinds of supports school districts in Washington need from the state as the school year gets underway.


Arik Korman
Communications Director, League of Education Voters

League of Education Voters
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