Updates from the Kentucky Student Voice Team

The Latest from KSVT

March 10, 2022

Nearly Half of Kentucky Students Say Schools Need to Do More to Address Racism

Today, in what they billed as a “Pop-Up Press Conference” in front of the Capitol Annex, high school researchers from the Kentucky Student Voice Team released their Race to Learn Study, distilling the results from the 10,725 Kentucky middle and high school students from 114 counties who took their Race, Ethnicity, and School Climate Student Survey in December.

January 12, 2022

KSVT Rallies Youth to Oppose Bills that would Limit Free Discussion in Classrooms

Today, the Kentucky Student Voice Team joined students and educators from across the Commonwealth to rally against two bills which, if passed, would undermine teaching and learning truthful history and accounts of current events.

January 6, 2022

Statement on Senate Bill 1

Two months ago, our team lauded efforts by the Kentucky Board of Education to diversify representation on School-Based Decision Making Councils (SBDMs) by allowing non-voting student members. Today, we are speaking up to strongly oppose Senate Bill 1 which would roll back the essence of those improvements and undermine the role of SBDMs more broadly.

November 12, 2021

KSVT and the 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.

KSVT in the News

Courier Journal

Gov. Andy Beshear's veto of school choice bill overridden

Courier Journal

Student and teacher seats on state education board safe after lawmakers reach agreement

Aspen Institute

Creating Conditions for Student Success: A Policymakers’ School Climate Playbook

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