2021 Virtual Event
How do we best support students in the wake of COVID?
COVID-19 has illuminated many areas of inequity in our educational system. Not every student has had the same access online. Not every family has had the resources or time needed to support students in remote and hybrid learning. We are still learning how deep these impacts are on students. And the mental health impacts of the pandemic are significant for students, caregivers, and educators.
Yet we also have an opportunity to have critical conversations and develop solutions together.
Join us on October 7, 2021 for a statewide virtual FREE convening around supporting students impacted by COVID. First, we will hear from former U.S. Education Secretary Dr. John B. King, Jr., President of The Education Trust, and Dr. Vin Gupta, Public Health Physician, Professor, Health Policy Expert, and regular health policy analyst for NBC News, MSNBC, and contributor to the New York Times and CNN, exploring the academic and mental health impacts on students during the pandemic.
Then, join us as we break into groups to discuss how we can support students across Washington state moving forward.
Spanish interpretation and closed captioning in English will be available.
Thursday, October 7, 2021
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Special thanks to our sponsors!
Erica Hallock Consulting
2020 Virtual Event
It’s the issue of our time – Building Equity in Our Education System.
COVID-19 has illuminated many areas of inequity in our educational system. Not every student has the same access online. Not every family has the support needed to tutor. We all have seen that in the last several months. But leaders in conversations around educational equity have long known that our schools are not equitable, especially when it comes to race. COVID-19 has given us an opportunity to have critical conversations and develop solutions together.
In case you missed it, watch our statewide virtual FREE convening around Racial Equity and Education. Dr. Benjamin Danielson, Director of Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic in Seattle, explores the role of racial equity, diversity, access, and inclusion in our public education system. We also hear from 2021 Washington state Teacher of the Year Brooke Brown.
“He’s one of my favorite people in the whole world — a gentle, quiet soul who speaks so from the heart, and has the ability to move people to address issues of equity and social justice”
— Patty Hayes, director of Public Health, Seattle & King County
Watch the event video made by our partner, Youth in Focus:
Special thanks to our sponsors!
LEV’s Seattle Luncheon 2019
Thank you to everyone who came to our luncheon! We learned about the power of high-quality early childhood education, featuring Marquita Davis, Deputy Director of Early Learning at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, as our keynote speaker. Governor Jay Inslee and 2020 Washington state Teacher of the Year Amy Campbell joined us as guest speakers! League of Education Voters believes that every student deserves to receive a great education and the support necessary for individual success. With your help, we can make this vision a reality.
Thank You To Our 2019 Event Sponsors
David and Cathy Habib Foundation
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