Get your up-to-date, inside the beltway education information straight from NSBA's Chief Legal Officer Francisco M. Negrón, Jr. and Director of Lobbying and Federal Legislation, Deborah Rigsby. Federal Insider is a benefit to members of National Connection, the Council of Urban Boards of Education (CUBE), and the Council of School Attorneys (COSA).
In today's podcast, meet Chip Slaven, NSBA's Chief of Advocacy; also meet, Danny Carlson, Associate Executive Director, Policy and Advocacy at the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP). Chip and Danny discuss the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA).
Deborah discusses the upcoming 116th Congress and initial priorities that will impact education policy such as national infrastructure and the ongoing healthcare reform debate with Kimberly Hefling, Senior Education Writer at Politico.
This is Part One of our 116th Congress discussion with Politico and is open to the public, but please make sure you have your login to access Part Two which is available to National Connection participants, members of COSA, and CUBE.
In this final episode of Season 1, Deborah talks with Cara Brumfield, Senior Policy Analyst with Georgetown University's Economic Security and Opportunity Initiative, about the 2020 Census and its impact on education investments, immigration/DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), and Census participation rates. For future podcasts, National Connection participants, CUBE, and COSA members will need their login to access.
This podcast focuses on the next steps of tax reform and implications for our school districts and communities. Emily Swenson Brock of the Government Finance Officers Association joins Francisco and Deborah to discuss infrastructure and tax-exempt financing for school districts. With the current election cycle, insight about school board elections is also discussed.
Deborah discusses the federal education budget bill and how it will be distributed to states and local school districts with John Woolums, Director of Government Relations with the Maryland Association of Boards of Education (MABE).
Deborah and Francisco discuss recent movements on Capitol Hill including the reauthorization of the farm bill where child nutrition programs are being addressed, it's now in House-Senate conference committee, three separate bills introduced yesterday for tax reform 2.0 and school safety.
NSBA's Sonja Trainor discusses a recent study conducted by NSBA's Center for Public Education on how teachers in the United States and Finland view their careers with Patte Barth, Director of the Center for Public Education and special guest Rob Weil, Director of Field Programs, Educational Issues at the American Federation of Teachers (AFT).
In this episode, receive updates on Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2019 and school safety. NSBA will soon release its school safety guide, "Fostering Safer Schools: A Legal Guide for School Board Members on School Safety."
Deborah discusses career and technical education and the reauthorization of the Perkins Career and Technical Education Act with NSBA’s Director of the Center for Public Education, Patte Barth, the Director of Public Policy at the Association for Career and Technical Education, Alisha Hyslop and NSBA’s Program Director of Education Innovation, Ann Flynn.
In this podcast, Francisco discusses the plight of our country's immigrant students and the impact their uncertain status has on school districts, with special guest, Sanaa Abrar, Advocacy and Policy Manager for United We Dream.