A voice for Kentucky students

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An Intimate Conversation with Jefferson County's School Board Candidates

The New Edu

Our schools' primary stakeholders may be too young to vote for those who represent us on our district school boards, but we're note too young to have a voice in the process. Our Youth-Led Virtual Town Hall was centered around ways to make Kentucky schools more equitable. We pushed candidates to share their plans to make resources more accessible to underserved students as well as to better support our district’s educators.  
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research

Reporting

Democratizing Data

KSVT designs, conducts, and analyzes original research that centers student experiences. Through surveys, interviews, and roundtables with Kentucky youth, we uncover the impacts of today’s most pressing issues, including race and belonging, school safety, and the COVID-19 Pandemic. With the help of research experts, we analyze the data and disseminate reports to stakeholders and policymakers to influence discussions about the education system

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journalism

Research

Writing the Good Fight

KSVT elevates independent and informed storytelling about education in Kentucky through our news publication The New Edu and our podcast Get Schooled. In centering student voices and perspectives and hewing to journalism's best and most ethical practices, our platforms offer essential insights on Kentucky schools from our system's primary stakeholders.

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policy

Advocacy

Speaking Youth to Power

KSVT helps Kentucky's young people understand the legislative process and policy decisions made about their schools. Through rallies, testimony, op-eds, media events and more, we routinely advocate in Frankfort and in local communities for issues that directly affect all of Kentucky's students and advance more just and democratic schools.

voices from the front

The New Edu is Kentucky's only statewide, independent, student-run newsroom publishing insightful stories straight from Kentucky classrooms.

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An Intimate Conversation with Jefferson County's School Board Candidates

Our schools' primary stakeholders may be too young to vote for those who represent us on our district school boards, but we're note too young to have a voice in the process. Our Youth-Led Virtual Town Hall was centered around ways to make Kentucky schools more equitable. We pushed candidates to share their plans to make resources more accessible to underserved students as well as to better support our district’s educators.  

We Need Students To Tell The Stories of Our Schools

Students should have a say in their schools, which means they should have a say in how issues of education justice are shared, reported, and written about, too. That's why KSVT is launching The New Edu.

What is School For?

Members of the KSVT Press Corps reflect on the structural level of what school means. Read a lightly edited roundtable transcript from September 26, 2022.