24 episodes

Join the North Carolina Association of School Administrators’ Advocacy Team for a brief and timely discussion on legislation and policy news affecting public schools. New podcasts are released weekly during NC General Assembly sessions and at other times as legislative and policy developments occur. Find the latest K-12 education news at www.NCASA.net or @NCASAtweets!

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Join the North Carolina Association of School Administrators’ Advocacy Team for a brief and timely discussion on legislation and policy news affecting public schools. New podcasts are released weekly during NC General Assembly sessions and at other times as legislative and policy developments occur. Find the latest K-12 education news at www.NCASA.net or @NCASAtweets!

    Episode 23: Capitol Hill Update With AASA

    Episode 23: Capitol Hill Update With AASA

    This week, Elizabeth Yelverton, NCASA Legal Affairs & Policy Manager, is joined by Tara Thomas, Policy Analyst, AASA, for an update on the latest federal education news.
    Follow Tara Thomas on X (formerly known as Twitter) @TaraEThomas1
    or get up to date information at the national level by reading The Leading Edge: Policy & Advocacy Blog. You can also listen to her on AASA’s PEP Talk (Public Education Policy) Podcast. 

    • 28 min
    Episode 22: Education Hot Topics

    Episode 22: Education Hot Topics

    This week, the NCASA Advocacy Team discusses current legislative and policy hot topics in North Carolina’s education system.

    • 16 min
    Episode 21: 2023 State Budget Highlights Featuring NC Rep. Jeffrey Elmore

    Episode 21: 2023 State Budget Highlights Featuring NC Rep. Jeffrey Elmore

    This week, the NCASA Advocacy Team shares highlights of the long-awaited 2023 state budget package and is joined by North Carolina arts educator and state Representative Jeffrey Elmore (R-Wilkes).

    • 24 min
    Episode 20 - Battle of the Budgets

    Episode 20 - Battle of the Budgets

    As the NC Legislative Long Session continues, there are plenty of K-12 Education Budget issues on the table! This week our NCASA Advocacy Team dives deep into the pages of the competing House and Senate budget proposals for 2023-2025 and their expected impact on K-12 education. We also touch on some of the budget priorities that NCASA is continuing to seek on behalf of public-school leaders, as summarized in the linked document below:
    Public School Budget Priorities For 2023-2024

    • 33 min
    Episode 19 - School Leader Day At The Legislature

    Episode 19 - School Leader Day At The Legislature

    This week, NCASA’s Advocacy Team reflects on the impact of our recent School Leader Day at the Legislature that took place on April 18th. Our team provides analysis on priorities outlined by lawmakers in attendance: Sen. Amy Galey (R-Alamance); Rep. John Torbett (R-Gaston); and Rep. Ashton Wheeler Clemmons (D-Guilford). The podcast also includes insights from the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Catherine Truitt as well as key takeaways from members on what took place during their visit to the General Assembly.  

    • 27 min
    Episode 18 - Education Legislation Update

    Episode 18 - Education Legislation Update

    This week, the NCASA Advocacy Team goes over the highlights of the first month of session at the NC General Assembly, including an overview of key K-12 education legislation filed so far.

    • 15 min

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