A voice for Kentucky’s Young People
young people co-creating more just, democratic Kentucky schools and communities as research, policy and advocacy partners.
The Three Pillars of KSVT
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
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.
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.
KSVT In the news
Bipartisan Legislators Seek School Accountability
voices from the front
The New Edu is Kentucky's only statewide, independent, student-run newsroom publishing insightful stories straight from Kentucky classrooms.
We Were Impacted by the Old National Bank Shooting. We Need Better Gun Control Legislation.
Senate Bill 150 Is a Step Back Into the Closet for Trans Kentuckians
For LGBTQ+ Students in Kentucky’s Catholic Schools, School Isn’t Safe
Coping With Covid in Kentucky Part II: A Call to Action for Post-Online Learning
The second in our Coping With Covid series, this report includes quotes that underscore that while school districts were forced to quickly pivot to online learning for student safety, many could have better addressed both student and educator needs.