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Join the Student Voice Learning Lab

Open to all K-12 students across the United States, the Student Voice Learning Lab is a training series that introduces the fundamentals of how education systems work and how students can be a part of addressing structural inequities in our schools. Participants in the Learning Lab become members of Student Voice.

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Learn about injustice in schools

Participate in twice-monthly Zoom calls to learn about the systemic inequity in education through deep dives into historic and contemporary policy and practice trends and issues.

Build nationwide student power

Join national Student Voice campaigns and engage with partner organizations in the field of educational equity, such as through panel opportunities and focus groups.

Join a community of peers

Learn together in a tight-knit community of your peers who similarly care about justice in our schools and world and receive support as you lead local change.

Receive access to key resources

Gain access to the special Student Voice Deep Dive newsletter, lists of resources, action guides and a growing list of other information tools that help students take action

Sample Training Schedule — Spring 2021, "People, Power, and Policy Change"

February 4
8pm EST / 5pm PST
Welcome to Student Voice!

Learn about Student Voice, the Student Bill of Rights, and how student-adult partnership can make a difference in your school and community

February 11
8pm EST / 5pm PST
Policy Deep Dive:
Resource Equity

Dive deep into educational equity and how policy decisions impact your schools' funding, teachers, and the overall resources you have to learn

February 25
8pm EST / 5pm PST
How To:
Impact Your State & District Budgeting Process

Learn where the money for your education comes from, how states and districts chose to spend it, and how you can impact the decisions they make  

March 11
8pm EST / 5pm PST
Policy Deep Dive:
Assessment & Accountability

Explore how schools are measured, why you've taken so many standardized tests, and what alternatives could exist to assess your learning

April 8
8pm EST / 5pm PST
How To:
Engage in State Level Advocacy

Learn how state legislatures are structured, how they impact our education, and how to influence their decision making

April 22
8pm EST / 5pm PST
Policy Deep Dive:
Curriculum Equity

Discover what schools could look like if they equipped students to analyze the our country's history of injustice and respond in real time as civic actors

May 6
8pm EST / 5pm PST

Reflect on "allyship" vs. solidarity, performative vs. meaningful action, and how to practice authentic solidarity

May 22
8pm EST / 5pm PST
How To:
Use Storytelling for Social Change

Critically reflect on your experiences in school and learn to use personal narratives and storytelling as a vehicle for social change

May 27
8pm EST / 5pm PST
How To:
Build Student Power

Hear from a panel of incredible student organizers who have taken action in their school, districts, and states—and won.

Then What?
Stay tuned for the schedule for the Fall 2021 Learning Lab schedule!
Fill out our sign-up form to become a member of Student Voice and join next semester's Learning Lab.

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