Center for American Progress

EVENT ADVISORY: Students Must Have a Seat at the Table in Federal Policymaking
Press Advisory

EVENT ADVISORY: Students Must Have a Seat at the Table in Federal Policymaking

Washington, D.C. —  As of 2018, there were 53.1 million K-12 students in the United States. Despite students under the age of 18 comprising the largest population of educational stakeholders and being among the most affected by education policy decisions, they are rarely included in education governance at any level. Federal policymakers must meaningfully involve students in all stages of the policymaking process to develop policies that help all students succeed, especially students from communities with fewer resources and other marginalized backgrounds whom federal policies purport to help. This Thursday, please join the Center for American Progress, student activists, and federal policymakers for a discussion about the importance of student voice in federal policymaking.

If you have questions for our panel, please submit them on Twitter using the hashtag #StudentVoiceInPolicy or via email to [email protected].


Sadie Bograd, student advocate
Cheri Hoffman, Director, Division of Children and Youth Policy, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
Ianne Salvosa, student advocate

Khalilah M. Harris, Acting Vice President, K-12 Education, Center for American Progress


Thursday, July 22, 2021, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET


You must RSVP at this link to watch the livestream event.

This event will be live captioned in Zoom. Closed-captioned-enabled video will be posted following the conclusion of the event.

For more information or to speak with an expert, contact Colin Seeberger at [email protected] or 202.741.6292.