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Putting Students First

  • Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah on the Power of Student Voice

    14 MAG 2024 · Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, New York Times bestselling author and Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia University, discusses whether you can be a fan of consumer sports like the NFL and still criticize them, how we can disrupt America's systemic racism, unchecked capitalism, and mass incarceration, and why it's important to value and respect the leadership of our youth.
    Ascoltato 25 min. 43 sec.
  • The Alliance of Innovative Educational Redesign (AIER)

    7 GEN 2024 · In this episode, Spokane Regional Field Director Kenji Linane-Booey interviews Mike Poutiatine, Charlie Wolff, and Eric Jurasin of the https://www.aierlearning.org/ (AIER) about the importance of choice school programs in the Spokane region and the School Choice Fair AIER is hosting on January 18th at https://www.spokanelibrary.org/hive/.
    Ascoltato 52 min.
  • Blaire Penry, the 2024 Washington state Teacher of the Year

    7 DIC 2023 · In this episode, we interview Blaire Penry, the 2024 Washington state Teacher of the Year, about how career technical education and fine arts can be taught in an equitable way, how her students lead their learning, how to create culturally responsive practices at the school district level, and how she would change Washington state’s education system if she were in charge and there were no budgetary constraints.
    Ascoltato 24 min. 32 sec.
  • Student Profile - Adar Abdi, a Senior at Evergreen High School in Highline Public Schools

    3 LUG 2023 · In this episode, League of Education Voters Interim Co-CEO / Communications Director Arik Korman interviews Adar Abdi, a senior at Evergreen High School in Highline Public Schools, a Running Start student at South Seattle College, the Director of Community Outreach for the https://www.walyac.org/ (LYAC), and a current King County Equity Cabinet member. Adar discusses her education journey, how she envisions life after high school, and how she would change Washington state’s education system if she were in charge and there were no budgetary constraints.
    Ascoltato 11 min. 21 sec.
  • Student Profile - Jeremiah Audet, a Sophomore at Rogers High School in Spokane

    16 GIU 2023 · In this episode, League of Education Voters Interim Co-CEO / Communications Director Arik Korman interviews Jeremiah Audet, a sophomore at Rogers High School in Spokane Public Schools and a member of the https://studentpotential.org/spyac/ (SPYAC), part of the Investing in Student Potential coalition that was created to design systems to give every learner what they need, when they need it. Jeremiah discusses his education journey, how he envisions life after high school, and how he would change Washington state’s education system if he were in charge and there were no budgetary constraints.
    Ascoltato 8 min. 47 sec.
  • Isolation and Restraint in Washington state Schools

    17 MAR 2023 · Isolation and restraint in schools hurts our most vulnerable students. In this episode, League of Education Voters Acting CEO Arik Korman discusses alternatives to isolation and restraint of students, policies that can be implemented at the school district level to support school leaders and staff, and direct impacts of isolation and restraint on students. We were honored to interview: - Justin Hendrickson, Principal at South Shore PreK-8 in Seattle Public Schools - Liza Rankin, Vice President of the Seattle Public Schools Board of Directors - Dorian Taylor, a survivor of isolation and restraint practices who now works to advance disability justice at the county level - Chris Baglien, a survivor of isolation and restraint practices who now is a father and a student in a postsecondary automotive program in Skagit County
    Ascoltato 45 min. 6 sec.
  • Dana Miles, the 2023 Washington state Teacher of the Year

    30 NOV 2022 · In this episode, we interview Dana Miles, the 2023 Washington state Teacher of the Year, about why language is so important to students in the deaf community, strategies for preparing students in the deaf community for what comes after high school, her personal education journey, what she would change if she were in charge of our state's education system, and why she loves the Harry Potter saga.
    Ascoltato 22 min. 13 sec.
  • Seattle Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Brent Jones

    7 OTT 2022 · In this episode, League of Education Voters Communications Director Arik Korman interviews Dr. Brent Jones, Superintendent of Seattle Public Schools, about his priorities for Seattle Public Schools and how he measures success, how the district is supporting student mental health, his personal education journey, and what he would change if he were in charge of Washington state’s education system and there were no budgetary constraints.
    Ascoltato 17 min. 37 sec.
  • NPR's Anya Kamenetz on How COVID Changed Children’s Lives

    8 SET 2022 · In this episode, League of Education Voters Communications Director Arik Korman interviews former NPR Education Correspondent Anya Kamenetz about the impacts of keeping students out of school as long as we did during the COVID pandemic, why this past school year was so challenging for students and educators, and why it's so important for schools to prioritize relationships and social-emotional well-being moving forward. Anya's new book is The Stolen Year: How COVID Changed Children’s Lives, and Where We Go Now.
    Ascoltato 23 min. 16 sec.
  • Washington state teacher of the Year Nate Bowling on Civics and Student Engagement

    2 AGO 2022 · In this episode, League of Education Voters Communications Director Arik Korman interviews Nate Bowling, the 2016 Washington state Teacher of the Year and National Teacher of the Year Finalist, about how to engage students during this time of political upheaval, how to help educators and administrators better engage families, and why it's so important to participate in state and local elections.
    Ascoltato 24 min. 19 sec.

In this League of Education Voters podcast, we interview students, policymakers, partners, and thought leaders to spotlight education policies, research, and practices so that together we can create learning environments...

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In this League of Education Voters podcast, we interview students, policymakers, partners, and thought leaders to spotlight education policies, research, and practices so that together we can create learning environments where every Washington student feels safe, supported, and a positive sense of belonging.
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