Amplifying the Power of Student Voice


Students across Washington state are officially back in school, and the League of Education Voters (LEV) Field Team has begun statewide group and individual interviews around our four main legislative platform issues: supporting student mental health, improving school climate and school climate data surveys, removing the special education enrollment funding cap, and ending isolation practices in schools.

The LEV Policy Team, along with Investing in Student Potential coalition (ISP) partners, is launching a new program, the Student Potential Youth Advisory Council (SPYAC). If you know a student with disabilities who would like to help make the education system better for every Washington student, they can apply to be part of SPYAC here.

And speaking of students, don't miss our free statewide 2022 Virtual Event on October 13 from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm spotlighting The Power of Student Voice. We have a great lineup of student leaders, you can meet 2023 Washington state Teacher of the Year Dana Miles, and we will present our 2023 Student Advocate awards. You can register here.

Read more about our work below.

Students from South Shore PreK-8


LEVinar: Superintendents from Across Washington state on Mental Health and How This Year Will Be Different

In our free webinar this Friday, September 30, 2022 at 12:30 pm, we have assembled a panel of superintendents from across Washington state who will share how this school year will be different than last year, how they plan to support the mental health of students and educators, and what supports they need from the state. Students from the Association of Washington Student Leaders will offer their feedback.


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. Meet inspiring student leaders from across Washington state, along with 2023 Washington state Teacher of the Year Dana Miles!


Putting Students First Podcast: NPR’s Anya Kamenetz on How COVID Changed Children’s Lives

In this episode, we interview former NPR Education Correspondent Anya Kamenetz about the impacts of keeping students out of school as long as we did during the COVID pandemic, why this past school year was so challenging for students and educators, and why it’s so important for schools to prioritize relationships and social-emotional well-being moving forward.


Washington Game Changers Podcast: Cindy Black of Fix Democracy First

In this episode, League of Education Voters CEO Lauri Hennessey interviews Cindy Black, Executive Director of Fix Democracy First, an organization that is involved in everything from election reform to voter education for young people, from recruiting women to run for office to getting dark money out of politics.


Arik Korman
Communications Director, League of Education Voters

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