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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

Fall 2021 Learning Lab Schedule

September 14
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

September 28
8pm EST / 5pm PST
How Did We Get Here:
Educational Inequity 101

Dive deep into the historical forces that shaped the country’s public school system and the contemporary manifestations of inequity

October 12
8pm EST / 5pm PST
Mapping School Decision-Making:
Federal, State, and Local Roles

Figure out who controls what in education, how federal, state, and local governments work together (or don’t), and how you can impact their decisions

October 26
8pm EST / 5pm PST
Special Topics:
Fundring, Resources, and Budgets

Learn where the money for your education comes from, how pandemic-era policy has changed the school funding landscape, and how you can impact educational resourcing

November 2
8pm EST / 5pm PST
Special Topics:
School Climate

Take a look at how mental health resources, school discipline policies, student-teacher relationships, and more affect  your school environment

November 16
8pm EST / 5pm PST
Special Topics:
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

November 30
8pm EST / 5pm PST
Special Topics:
Assessment and Accountability

Explore how schools and students are measured, figure out why you've taken so many standardized tests, and learn how you can shape the future of equitable assessment and accountability

December 14
8pm EST / 5pm PST
Youth Action Landscape:
Past, Present, and Future

Learn the storied history and current landscape of student organizers who have taken action in their school, districts, and states—and won.

How Do I Join?
Sign Up for the Fall 2021 Learning Lab!

Fill out our sign-up form to become a member of Student Voice and join this semester's Learning Lab.

Then What?
Stay tuned for the schedule for the Spring 2022 Learning Lab!