Updates from the Kentucky Student Voice Team

The Latest from KSVT

November 12, 2021

The Kentucky Student Voice Team and Institute for Citizens & Scholars Release New Report, “The Co-Creation Generation”

The Kentucky Student Voice Team and the Institute for Citizens & Scholars recently released a report and set of tools titled, “The Co-Creation Generation: The Story of the Kentucky Student Voice Team & Guide to Intergenerational Change.” The one-of-a-kind report is meant to help young people and adults build teams that center youth voice to build coalitions and improve communities.

August 11, 2021

Students Support Statewide Mask Mandate

The Kentucky Student Voice Team strongly supports the statewide mask mandate for schools issued by Governor Beshear Tuesday evening. While we were hopeful to return to school without masks, rising COVID-19 rates and the spread of the Delta Variant have made doing so unsafe. Despite what some have said about the negative effects of wearing a mask in school, public health experts tell us that masks are the least invasive way to protect students and ensure a return to the type of education experience we know and miss.

June 23, 2021

Kentucky Students Praise Student Free Speech Supreme Court Ruling

In an 8 to 1 opinion Wednesday, the United States Supreme Court issued their decision in Mahanoy Area School District v. B.L. that a Pennsylvania school district had violated the First Amendment by punishing a student for a vulgar social-media message sent away from school grounds. Brandi Levy, the plaintiff in the case, was suspended from her school’s cheerleading squad because of a Snapchat message she had posted while off-campus.

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