Norah Laughter

Norah Laughter

Senior Advisor

Norah Laughter is an Associate Editor of The New Edu education journalism news service, a senior advisor to the KSVT, a 2022 graduate of Warren County High School and an undergraduate at Yale University.


Norah Laughter (she/her) is the assignment editor for The New Edu and a senior advisor for the Kentucky Student Voice Team. In high school, she served as co-editor-in-chief of the Student Voice Forum, an independent blog before the development of The New Edu. She has also worked on numerous research projects, including Coping With Covid, where she conducted peer-to-peer interviews about the impacts of COVID-19 on schooling, Race to Learn, where she served as a qualitative data analyst and a speaker at numerous public events, including a rally outside Kentucky’s capitol, and The Co-Creation Generation, where she wrote about intergenerational partnership. Outside of KSVT, Norah serves on the National Youth Advisory Board at YR Media and as an editor for youth-led online publications Cathartic Youth Literary Magazine and dishsoap quarterly. She is an American Studies major and an undergraduate at Yale University.

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Down the Drain: School Bathroom Privacy & Upkeep

This is the first installment of Down the Drain on bathroom maintenance (and who pays for messiness) and school bathroom privacy.

Down the Drain: Vaping, Vandalism, & Bathroom Safety

This is the second installment of Down the Drain on what happens in a school bathroom besides the obvious, from vaping to vandalism, and bathroom safety.

Down the Drain: Real School Bathroom Accessibility

This is the third installment of Down the Drain on bathroom policy, from time to actually get to the bathroom to the lack of accessible, gender neutral bathrooms.

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.

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Race To Learn


This study distills the results from the 10,725 Kentucky middle and high school students from 114 counties who took our Race, Ethnicity, and School Climate Student Survey.

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The Co-Creation Generation


We partnered with the Institute for Citizens & Scholars to release a report about intergenerational partnership. The report and tools are meant to help young people and adults build teams that center youth voice to build coalitions and communities.

KSVT Rallies Youth to Oppose Bills that would Limit Free Discussion in Classrooms


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