KASB Live Podcast

KASB Live Podcast

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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 Mark Tallman,…


KASB Live: KS Early Childhood Journey
Aug 23 • 24 min
Mark Tallman is joined by Melissa Rooker, Executive Director of the Kansas Children’s Cabinet & Trust Fund and Amanda Peterson, Early Childhood Director Kansas Department of Education to discuss the Kansas Early Childhood Journey project.
School Safety: Threat Assessment as part of Planning
Aug 21 • 18 min
Mark Tallman is joined by Randy Weseman to discuss the School Safety planning and the important research that is highlighting a need for including threat assessments in your plan.
School Safety: Safe and Secure Schools Unit
Aug 21 • 30 min
Mark Tallman is joined by Susan McMahan and John Calvert from the Kansas Dept of Education Safe and Secure Schools Unit to talk School Safety planning and requirements for districts.
KASB Live: Vaping in Schools
Aug 21 • 30 min
Mark Tallman is joined by Jordan Roberts Youth Prevention Program Manager for the Kansas Department of Health and Environment to discuss Vaping, E-Cigarettes and JUUL’s and the growing problem among Kansas Youth with these products.
KASB Live-Census 2020
Jun 11 • 45 min
Rob Gilligan, Government Relations Specialist with KASB sits down with Wendi Stark, Census Outreach Manager for the League of Kansas Municipalities to discuss the 2020 Census and how communities can prepare for a successful count next year.
KASB Live: Veto Session Begins
May 3 • 46 min
A short week with outs of activity for the #ksleg. Join the KASB Advocacy team as we review the first few days and discuss what is coming up as they work toward Final Adjournment for this year.
KASB Live: Special Report on Salaries and Wage Data
May 3 • 27 min
KASB Chief Data Officer Ted Carter and KASB Assoc. Exec. Director for Advocacy Mark Tallman discuss the KASB data information and share new data related to salary and compensation for K-12 education professionals in Kansas.
KASB Live: Week 12 Update - #ksleg First Adjournment and a School Finance Plan
Apr 5 • 48 min
The Kansas Legislature is breaking for first adjournment, but not before forwarding a new School Finance plan to Governor Kelly. Join the KASB Advocacy team as we review the session and discuss what is coming up as we head into a break for the Kansas…
KASB Live: Week 11 Update from Topeka
Mar 27 • 43 min
A little over a week to go before first adjournment, KASB Advocacy Staff will give a recap of activity and update the status of Bills as we head into conference committee work
KASB Live: Week 10 Update from Topeka
Mar 22 • 40 min
Non exempt committee work is wrapped up as we head into the final two weeks of the regular session.
KASB Live: Week 9 Update from Topeka
Mar 15 • 63 min
Join the KASB Advocacy team as they recap an active week at the Statehouse and preview the last week of Non-exempt committee meetings coming up.
KASB Live: Recap #KSLEG Week 8 in Topeka
Mar 8 • 42 min
Short Week in Topeka as the Legislature returns for Second Chamber work! Join the KASB Advocacy Team as they recap limited activity during Week 8 and preview what to watch for next week in the #ksleg.
KASB Live: Recap #KSLEG Week 7 in Topeka
Feb 27 • 33 min
KASB Live: Recap #KSLEG Week 7 in Topeka
KASB Live: Recap #KSLEG Week 6 in Topeka
Feb 22 • 35 min
Last day of committee work is Monday as we head into turnaround next week. Join the KASB Advocacy Team as they recap activity during Week 6 and preview what to watch for during turnaround next week.
KASB Live: Recap #KSLEG Week 5 in Topeka
Feb 15 • 33 min
Activity is picking up in Topeka as the Turnaround Deadline looms in two weeks. Join the KASB Advocacy Team as they recap activity during Week 5 and preview a busy final week of Committee hearings before turnaround.
KASB Live: Alan Conroy talks #KPERS Re-Amortization and we Recap #KSLEG Week 4 in Topeka
Feb 8 • 57 min
This weeks broadcast begins with a conversation on KPERS Re-Amortization with Alan Conroy, Executive Director of KPERS. Following that the KASB Advocacy Team will recap this weeks activity in Topeka as well as look ahead to the upcoming week a…
KASB Live: #KSLEG Week 3 Recap from Topeka
Feb 1 • 44 min
Join the KASB Advocacy Team of Mark, Scott, Leah and Rob as they recap the events and activity happening in Topeka this week as well as a look at the NSBA Advocacy Institute in Washington D.C.
KASB Live: #KSLEG Governor’s Budget and Week 2 ReCap
Jan 25 • 54 min
Mark Tallman will be joined by Budget Director Larry Campbell to discuss the Governor’s proposed budget adjustments in FY’19 and ‘20 and look to some of the issues affecting long term planning.Then stay tuned to join the KASB Advocacy Team o…
Ask KASB - How More Funding will Improve Kansas Education
Jan 11 • 7 min
Mark Tallman offers insights on how increased funding for K-12 Education in Kansas will help improve student success and outcomes.
KASB Live - End of Year Review 2018
Dec 20, 2018 • 64 min
Join the KASB Advocacy Team of Mark Tallman, Scott Rothschild, Leah Fliter and Rob Gilligan as they look back at 2018 and the top stories of education in Kansas, then look forward to the upcoming legislative session.
KASB Live - Legislative Post Audit Report on Special Education
Dec 14, 2018 • 24 min
Legislative Post Audit Report on Special Education
KASB Live - Consensus Revenue Estimates
Nov 13, 2018 • 50 min
Join Mark Tallman as he sits down with Legislative Research Chief Econimist Chris Courtwright to review the November Consensus Revenue Estimates (CRE) Report released on Friday Nov. 9th.
KASB Live - Election 2018 Results and Analysis
Nov 7, 2018 • 43 min
The KASB Advocacy Team recaps and offers analysis of the election results from Tuesday including a preview of how the changes will affect K-12 Education Advocacy in the next legislative Session starting in January.
KASB Live: KPERS update with Executive Director Alan Conroy
Nov 1, 2018 • 54 min
Mark Tallman, Associate Executive Director for Advocacy at KASB sits down with the Executive Director of the KPERS organization to discuss their most recent report and update on the status of the Pension system and how some of the Legislatures efforts are…
Ask KASB: Education, Income, Poverty & Funding
Oct 15, 2018 • 6 min
Mark Tallman reviews his most recent blog looking at how States compare based on Education, Income, Poverty and K-12 Funding.
Ask KASB: USD Cash Balances
Oct 9, 2018 • 15 min
Mark Tallman, Associate Executive Director for Advocacy looks at the latest information and trends related to school district cash balances and what factors influence those numbers.
KASB & USA Kansas Conversations: School Spending and how to talk about it
Oct 1, 2018 • 46 min
Mark Tallman, Associate Executive Director for Advocacy at KASB and G.A. Buie, Executive Director of United School Administrators of Kansas sit down to discuss how School District Leaders might developing talking points to help their school communities…
Ask KASB: School Finance Numbers Updated and Discussed
Sep 25, 2018 • 31 min
Mark Tallman sits down with Dr. Doug Moeckel to discuss recently released K-12 Finance numbers and what that means to the operations of schools.
Ask KASB: School Finance Numbers Updated
Sep 25, 2018 • 12 min
Mark Tallman gives a breakdown of the updated numbers on K-12 Finance in Kansas and what the bigger picture looks like overtime for both schools and the Kansas Taxpayer.
KASB & USA Kansas Special Conversation: The Role of Building Level Administration
Sep 21, 2018 • 25 min
A conversation of the responsibility and important role that building level administrators play in K-12 Education
Ask KASB: Non-Instructional Spending
Sep 18, 2018 • 8 min
KASB’s Mark Tallman takes a deeper dive into Non-Instructional Spending by Kansas School Districts in comparison to other states.
Ask KASB: Dollars to the Classroom
Sep 13, 2018 • 14 min
KASB Associate Executive Director Mark Tallman takes a look at K-12 education spending in Kansas and what it means to “Spend in the Classroom”
Ask KASB: School Administrator spending vs. Private Sector
Sep 10, 2018 • 11 min
Mark Tallman shares data and information on comparing school Administration staffing with similar roles in the private sector as highlighted in his Tallman Education Report.
ASK KASB: Back to School & Post Secondary Success
Aug 24, 2018 • 38 min
Scott Rothschild and Mark Tallman of KASB Advocacy & Communications visit about Mark’s latest 3-part series Blog on Post Secondary Success and what it means for K-12 Education in Kansas.
KASB Live - Kansas Primary Elections Recap
Aug 8, 2018 • 40 min
KASB Advocacy staff reviews Kansas Primary Election results and what that indicates for Education related issues moving forward.
Ask KASB: How does Bond & Interest State Aid Work
Aug 7, 2018 • 13 min
Mark Tallman and Scott Rothschild explain how the Bond & Interest State Aid weighting works for districts and how those resources are used for education.
Ask KASB: State Board of Ed response to Gannon VI Ruling and Inflation Calculation
Aug 2, 2018 • 15 min
Mark Tallman and Scott Rothschild talk about the State Board of Educations funding recommendations in response to the Gannon VI Ruling.
Ask KASB: How does Kansas Compare to other states in property tax for schools?
Jul 26, 2018 • 11 min
Scott Rothschild sits down with Mark Tallman to discus his blog post on School District Property Taxes and how Kansas Compares to other states.
KASB Live: Kansas Primary Election Preview and Analysis
Jul 20, 2018 • 59 min
KASB Government Relations Specialist Rob Gilligan sits down with Dr. Patrick Miller, Professor of Political Science at the University of Kansas to discuss the upcoming primary elections.
Ask KASB: Tallman Education Report on USD Employee Trends
Jul 19, 2018 • 20 min
Scott Rothschild sits down with Mark Tallman to discuss his latest Blog on the trends in school district employment
KASB Live - Episode 7: Gannon VI Ruling Analysis
Jun 25, 2018 • 25 min
KASB General Counsel Donna Whiteman joins Mark Tallman for an analysis and discussion on the recently released Kansas Supreme Court Ruling in the Gannon Case.
KASB Live - Episode 6: Gannon Court Hearings
May 24, 2018 • 53 min
Mark Tallman and Donna Whiteman discuss the oral arguments in response to the Gannon V ruling before the Kansas Supreme Court.
KASB Live - Episode 5: #KSLEG Session Wrap Up
May 7, 2018 • 42 min
Mark Tallman and Scott Rothschild provide a session recap and breakdown of the key issues the Kansas Legislature covered this year.
KASB Live - Episode 4: Veto Session Begins:
Apr 27, 2018 • 36 min
Mark Tallman and Scott Rothschild update on the start of the #ksleg Veto session
KASB Live - Episode 3: A (short) Veto Session Preview
Apr 23, 2018 • 15 min
Veto session preview for #ksleg
KASB Live - Episode 2: Consensus Revenue Estimates
Apr 23, 2018 • 42 min
Consensus Revenue Estimate info with Mark Tallman and Chris Courtwright
KASB Newsmakers - with Dr. Randy Watson and Dr. Blake Flanders
Apr 16, 2018 • 10 min
Current topics in education in Kansas
KASB Live - Episode 1: First Adjournment
Apr 9, 2018 • 59 min
The KASB Advocacy Team walks through the recently passed school finance plan and recaps the key stories from the spring in Topeka.