Register for our Virtual Event - October 7, 2021

It has been nearly three weeks since the 2021-22 school year began in most districts across Washington, and students, parents, and educators are adjusting to a new normal. For many, it marks the first time they have had a full-time, in-person schedule since schools were forced to close in March 2020. Effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are still all around us.

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. Just added - 2022 Washington state Teacher of the Year Jerad Koepp! 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, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The Suquamish Tribe, Erica Hallock Consulting, Kaiser Permanente, and College Spark Washington.

You can register here.

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Washington Game Changers Podcast – Sage Walund and Lauren Seaton from NAMI WA

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 Sage Walund and Lauren Seaton from the Washington state chapter of NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Sage and Lauren cover everything from the stigma around mental illness to how youth are faring during the pandemic, as well as the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on youth.


LEVinar: Washington Teachers of the Year on What Students Need for the 2021-22 School Year

In our free webinar next Thursday, September 30 at 12:30 pm, Washington state Teachers of the Year Jerad Koepp (2022), Brooke Brown (2021), Amy Campbell (2020), Robert Hand (2019), Mandy Manning (2018, and the 2018 National Teacher of the Year), Camille Jones (2017), Nate Bowling (2016), and Lyon Terry (2015) will share what they are hearing from students, parents, and colleagues in their community, and will share what they recommend students need at the start of the 2021-22 school year. Students with the Washington state Legislative Youth Advisory Council (LYAC) will offer their feedback.


Arik Korman
Communications Director, League of Education Voters

League of Education Voters
2734 Westlake Ave N
Seattle, Washington 98109
(206) 728-6448

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