Our 2023 Legislative Platform Is Coming Soon


Thank you for being part of our League of Education Voters (LEV) community!

The LEV Field Team has wrapped up their statewide legislative platform interviews around our four policy issues: student mental health, improving school climate and school climate data surveys, removing the special education enrollment funding cap, and ending isolation practices. They are collaborating with our Policy Team to finalize our 2023 Legislative Platform, which should be ready soon!


Read more about our work below.

Student and teacher from South Shore PreK-8


LEVinar: Advancing Washington state Educator Diversity in the 2023 Legislative Session

In our free webinar on Wednesday, December 7 at 12:30 pm, we will discuss the Washington state Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction’s legislative priority of attracting and retaining educators of color, especially what policies we need to support to position educators of color for success, what more is needed, why so many educators have left Washington schools, and how can we work together to support and sustain a diverse education workforce in Washington state. Panelists include:

  • Eileen Yoshina, Director of Equity in Education at the Puget Sound Educational Service District and facilitator of the Educators of Color Leadership Community
  • Maria Esther Zamora, creator of  the Spokane Future Teachers of Color Consortium
  • Dr. Stacey Hardin, Assistant Dean for Teacher Preparation at the University of Washington College of Education

Students from The Root of Our Youth will share feedback and experiences in the classroom.


LEVinar Recording: A Discussion about Critical Race Theory in K-12 Classrooms

In this webinar, we share how Critical Race Theory can improve learning for students of color, and for all students, by affirming their lived experiences and providing tools to dismantle injustices in K-12 curriculum.


  • Ruby Coulson, a senior at Sequim High School in the Sequim School District and Chair of the Washington state Legislative Youth Advisory Council (LYAC)
  • Dr. Verónica Vélez, Associate Professor of Secondary Education and Education & Social Justice at Western Washington University
  • Dr. David Stovall, Professor of Black Studies and Criminology, Law & Justice at the University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Tracy Castro-Gill, Executive Director of Washington Ethnic Studies Now

Putting Students First Podcast: Dana Miles, the 2023 Washington state Teacher of the Year

In this episode, we interview Dana Miles, the 2023 Washington state Teacher of the Year, about why language is so important to students in the deaf community, strategies for preparing students in the deaf community for what comes after high school, her personal education journey, what she would change if she were in charge of our state's education system, and why she loves the Harry Potter saga.


Washington Game Changers Podcast: Author Karen Pruett on Media and Amanda Knox

In this episode, League of Education Voters CEO Lauri Hennessey interviews Karen Pruett, who just co-wrote a book about Amanda Knox, a Puget Sound woman you may have heard of when she was accused of murder in Italy more than a decade ago. Karen's new book, Trial By Liar, looks at the injustice of Knox’s imprisonment, the news media, our tendency to gossip and share bad information on social media, and the inspiring positive outlook of Amanda Knox today.


Arik Korman
Communications Director, League of Education Voters

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