A voice for Kentucky’s Young People

The Latest

We Are...

young people co-creating more just, democratic Kentucky schools and communities as education research, policy, and storytelling partners.

01

research

Research

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

02

storytelling

Storytelling

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.

03

policy

Policy

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.

View More

We Should Continue Supporting Student Press Freedom

In this opinion piece, a student journalist examines the importance of student press freedom.

Kentucky students need encouragement to get to the polls. SB 80 creates barriers instead.

In this opinion piece, Isabella Edghill examines barriers created by SB 80, and why Kentucky students need more encouragement to get to the polls, not less.

“The Most Stressful Time of the Year": How Finals Week Impacts Students’ Mental Health

In this op-ed, a student examines the impact of end-of-term, high-stakes exams.