A voice for Kentucky’s Young People
young people co-creating more just, democratic Kentucky schools and communities as education research, policy, and storytelling partners.
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
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.
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.
Kentucky Student Voice Team Releases Report on Racial Diversity & Inclusion in School
We Should Continue Supporting Student Press Freedom
Kentucky students need encouragement to get to the polls. SB 80 creates barriers instead.
“The Most Stressful Time of the Year": How Finals Week Impacts Students’ Mental Health
Time to Talk: A Qualitative Study of Students' Perspectives on Diversity and Representation in their Classrooms
This report presents findings from a Kentucky Student Voice Team 2024 study into students’ experiences with and perspectives on cultural diversity and racial representation in their classrooms and schools.