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Elevating Student Voice Webinar Series

This collection of videos resulted from a webinar series that sought to highlight the range of ways in which school districts across New York State are elevating student voice in leadership roles to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion. School and district leaders, educators, and students participated in this webinar series to share their stories of ways in which student leaders are impacting positive changes within their schools and broader communities. The New York State Education Department (NYSED) recognizes that elevating student voice is occurring in many districts across the state and this series seeks to enhance our understanding of the broad scope of ways in which adults are engaging in authentic partnerships with students as leaders in DEI efforts. Our hope is that sharing these practices will inspire future opportunities for student voice and leadership. This webinar series was developed through a coordinated effort among NYSED, the Region 2 Comprehensive Center, and the school and districts teams, including students, who shared their initiatives, successes, and ways they have addressed challenges in their paths toward creating inclusive and equitable schools for ALL.

Welcome Message from Chancellor Young

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

We are pleased to have Chancellor Dr. Lester W. Young, Jr. share a welcome message that highlights the importance of elevating student voices and recognizing students as agents of social change in creating culturally responsive and affirming schools.More


Introduction from Executive Director Dr. Diane Wynne

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

In this video, Executive Director of the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Dr. Diane Wynne, provides a brief introduction to the webinar series and shares why elevating student voice is critical to advancing equity and inclusion across New York State schools. The goals of the webinar series are also provided, in addition to...More