19 episodes

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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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.

    Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah on the Power of Student Voice

    Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah on the Power of Student Voice

    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.

    • 25 min
    The Alliance of Innovative Educational Redesign (AIER)

    The Alliance of Innovative Educational Redesign (AIER)

    In this episode, Spokane Regional Field Director Kenji Linane-Booey interviews Mike Poutiatine, Charlie Wolff, and Eric Jurasin of the Alliance of Innovative Educational Redesign (AIER) about the importance of choice school programs in the Spokane region and the School Choice Fair AIER is hosting on January 18th at The Hive.

    • 52 min
    Blaire Penry, the 2024 Washington state Teacher of the Year

    Blaire Penry, the 2024 Washington state Teacher of the Year

    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.

    • 24 min
    Student Profile - Adar Abdi, a Senior at Evergreen High School in Highline Public Schools

    Student Profile - Adar Abdi, a Senior at Evergreen High School in Highline Public Schools

    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 Washington state Legislative Youth Advisory Council (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.

    • 11 min
    Student Profile - Jeremiah Audet, a Sophomore at Rogers High School in Spokane

    Student Profile - Jeremiah Audet, a Sophomore at Rogers High School in Spokane

    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 Student Potential Youth Advisory Council (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.

    • 8 min
    Isolation and Restraint in Washington state Schools

    Isolation and Restraint in Washington state Schools

    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

    • 45 min

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