A voice for Kentucky’s Young People

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




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 inform  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.

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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2024 General Assembly Bill Round Up

Two reporters for The New Edu outline education bills they followed throughout this legislative session, and highlight some of the most prominent changes being discussed in the education system right now.

Students Are the Soul of Policy

In this opinion piece, a student argues for the importance of student representation on boards of education.

Challenging the Chill: Debate Over NTI on Snow Days

In this opinion piece, a student explores the importance of snow days and the use of Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI) during winter weather.