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Federal Insider Podcast

 

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).

 

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Season 3

Federal Insider - Season 3, Episode 1

July 03, 2019

National School Boards Association

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).  

Season 2

Federal Insider - Season 2, Episode 2

December 12, 2018

National School Boards Association

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.

Season 1

Federal Insider - Season 1, Episode 14

November 14, 2018

National School Boards Association

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. 

Federal Insider - Season 1, Episode 13

October 25, 2018

National School Boards Association

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. 

Federal Insider - Season 1, Episode 12

October 10, 2018

National School Boards Association

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). 

Federal Insider - Season 1, Episode 11

September 26, 2018

National School Boards Association

Deborah and Francisco provide updates on Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2019, child nutrition, and school safety.

Federal Insider - Season 1, Episode 10

September 11, 2018

National School Boards Association

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.

Federal Insider - Season 1, Episode 9

August 28, 2018

National School Boards Association

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).

Federal Insider - Season 1, Episode 8

August 15, 2018

National School Boards Association

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."

Federal Insider - Season 1, Episode 7

August 01, 2018

National School Boards Association

Deborah and NSBA's Sonja Trainor provide updates on the reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act, Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2019, and school safety.

Federal Insider - Season 1, Episode 6

July 18, 2018

National School Boards Association

Deborah and Francisco provide updates on Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2019, DACA, school safety and recent developments with the U.S. Supreme Court.

Federal Insider - Season 1, Episode 5

July 05, 2018

National School Boards Association

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.

Federal Insider - Season 1, Episode 4

June 21, 2018

National School Boards Association

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.

Federal Insider - Season 1, Episode 3

June 05, 2018

National School Boards Association

Deborah and Francisco provide timely updates on Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2019, Impact Aid, DACA, and school safety.

Federal Insider - Season 1, Episode 2

May 23, 2018

National School Boards Association

In this edition of Federal Insider, Deborah and Francisco provide legislative and legal updates on DACA, net neutrality and school safety.

Federal Insider - Season 1, Episode 1

May 08, 2018

National School Boards Association

The first podcast dives into the federal budget and appropriations and the South Dakota v. Wayfair case, which stands to impact the fate of sales taxes on internet purchases.