163 episodes

Kansas Association of School Boards Advocacy and Communications team brings you semi-regular updates from Topeka, KS on current issues affecting K-12 Education. Follow the KASB Live Podcast for the most recent reports and discussions with Leah Fliter, Scott Rothschild, John Forrer, and other guests as available.

KASB Live Podcast Kansas Association of School Boards

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Kansas Association of School Boards Advocacy and Communications team brings you semi-regular updates from Topeka, KS on current issues affecting K-12 Education. Follow the KASB Live Podcast for the most recent reports and discussions with Leah Fliter, Scott Rothschild, John Forrer, and other guests as available.

    Ep. 11 Tallman Talks | Saving Millions and Closing the Digital Divide

    Ep. 11 Tallman Talks | Saving Millions and Closing the Digital Divide

    Mark is joined by two members from the Lawrence school board and their Director of Technology to discuss an innovative approach to saving millions in the district and working to close the digital divide for Lawrence students. Because of this project, the district will save around 3 million dollars in the next 5-6 years.Tune in now to learn more!

    • 48 min
    Ep. 54 The Advocate | A Successful Legislative Session for Public Schools

    Ep. 54 The Advocate | A Successful Legislative Session for Public Schools

    Welcome back to The Advocate!Leah Fliter and Shannon Kimball discuss the recently passed K-12 Budget bill, SB 387, which fully funds the Gannon formula and provides an additional $75 million in state funding to special education. The team also looks back at the successful lobbying efforts for public education earlier this year. Though the regular legislative session has ended, Governor Laura Kelly could call everyone back due to not reaching an agreement on a state tax cut bill. Thank you, Le...

    • 18 min
    Ep. 10 Tallman Talks | Kansas Teacher Retention

    Ep. 10 Tallman Talks | Kansas Teacher Retention

    Join Mark Tallman, Dr. Bret Church, and Dr. Jessica Dain as they discuss the Kansas Teacher Retention Initiative. KTRI offers insights into the reasons for the state's teacher shortage and possible pointers for helping retain and recruit future teachers. Listen now!

    • 38 min
    Ep. 53 The Advocate | Defeating Harmful Legislation

    Ep. 53 The Advocate | Defeating Harmful Legislation

    Tune in for the latest from Leah and Shannon at the Statehouse! This week, they cover House Sub for SB 387, enrollment count and literacy bills in the Senate and the conference committees that will begin meeting next week. Listen now!

    • 20 min
    Ep. 52 The Advocate | D.C. Style Politics in Kansas

    Ep. 52 The Advocate | D.C. Style Politics in Kansas

    In this episode, Leah & Shannon discuss the recent Day at the Capitol hosted by KASB, which brought together advocates from across the state to meet with their legislators and share their stories about the successes of public education. They also discuss the upcoming debate over the K-12 Education Budget bill and how the legislature is trying to attempt to give the façade of a fully funded special education by diverting local tax dollars through SB 387. Listen now!

    • 18 min
    Ep. 51 The Advocate | Education Budget Bundling

    Ep. 51 The Advocate | Education Budget Bundling

    Leah and Shannon cover SB 387, the K-12 education budget. SB 387 has numerous controversial provisions, including counting local taxes as part of SPED funding. Also, join us on March 21 for KASB's Day at the Capitol! This event brings public education advocates together to tell the story of public education at the capitol and meet with their legislators. Register here!

    • 11 min

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One of the best sources of information on issues surrounding Kansas public schools.

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The #KASB staff brings a level of expertise and insight to what’s happening in public education in the legislature and across the state. These podcast always seem to explore the underlying issues facing public education in Kansas.

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