Lunchtime LEVinars

Welcome to Lunchtime LEVinars, free, interactive, online webinars on important and timely issues hosted by the League of Education Voters (LEV). These lunchtime webinars are designed to share information and build knowledge about the issues at the core of LEV’s policy priorities.

LEV will host each 30 to 60-minute webinar, which will include a 20–30 minute presentation by an expert from the field and 10 minutes of Q&A. Each webinar will be recorded and archived on our website.


Most Recent LEVinar

What to Expect in the 2022 Legislative Session

During the 2022 legislative session, we must focus on community-driven solutions to support students and families who have been historically and systemically underserved – including students of color, students in poverty, students receiving special education services and students with disabilities, students learning English, students experiencing homelessness, and students impacted by trauma. We must use this moment as an opportunity to create meaningful and lasting change.

In this webinar, League of Education Voters Director of Policy and Research Jacob Vela and government relations consultant Carey Morris, along with LEV partners, give an overview of the 2022 legislative landscape, outline our priorities for the 2022 legislative session, and answer your questions.

In addition to Jacob Vela and Carey Morris, panelists include:

Carissa Crum, a senior at Hoquiam High School, Hoquiam School District, Running Start student at Grays Harbor Community College, and Director of Community Outreach for the Washington state Legislative Youth Advisory Council (LYAC)

Ruby Coulson, a Junior at Sequim High School, Sequim School District, National Leader through 4-H, and Committee Member on Legislative Affairs for the Washington state Legislative Youth Advisory Council (LYAC)

Sharonne Navas, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Equity in Education Coalition

Shirline Wilson, Washington state Director of Education Reform Now and Democrats for Education Reform, who is representing the Washington State Charter Schools Association

Moderated by League of Education Voters Communications Director Arik Korman.

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Upcoming LEVinars

Why We Must Increase Language Access in Public Schools

Families have a right to communicate with schools to support their children’s education. A family’s right to Educational Language Access, which is defined as meaningful two-way communication between families and educators, is protected by both state and federal laws. However, qualified interpreters and accurate translations are not reliably provided for families. As a result, students are not able to equitably access their education and realize their full potential. This policy is particularly important to pass this 2022 Legislative Session because as we begin our third year in a global pandemic, families need to understand the school’s safety precautions, updates about COVID, and other health precautions.

We must establish effective language access services at public schools to support marginalized families, particularly English Language Learner families and disabled families, so that they can meaningfully engage in their child’s education. In this free webinar, we will share why increasing language access in public schools is important, what House Bill 1153 sponsored by Rep. Tina Orwall (D-33) would do, and answer your questions.

This webinar will have live Spanish interpretation and closed captioning in English available.

Moderated by League of Education Voters Communications Director Arik Korman.

Thursday, January 27, 2022
12:30 – 1:30 pm

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A Listening Session with Voices from the Latino Community, Part 4

Student from Summit Atlas Public School

COVID-19 has presented challenges to students and families across Washington state. And although every community faces similar issues, the pandemic has uniquely impacted some communities. To learn more and provide support, League of Education Voters believes in outreach to the Latino community in a culturally and linguistically appropriate way.

In our free webinar Thursday, February 3 at 12:30 pm, we have assembled another statewide panel of Latino students, thought leaders, community leaders, and educators to share their perspectives on how to support Latino students during this historic and challenging time.

This webinar will be presented in Spanish, with live English interpretation and live closed captioning in English available.

Moderated by League of Education Voters Director of Field and Community Engagement Eric Holzapfel.

Thursday, February 3, 2022
12:30 – 1:30 pm

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