CSG eCademy is THE online source of information and training on the most critical issues facing state leaders, the latest trends in state policymaking and cutting edge state solutions. CSG offers eCademy programming on an array of policy topics--from education and health reform to transportation infrastructure funding, from grassroots movements influencing state policymaking to U.S. Supreme Court decisions affecting the laws of the states.
Tune In Tuesdays @ 2 with CSG eCademy!
Tune in bimonthly to CSG eCademy Tuesdays at 2 p.m. ET for insightful webcast programming on a range of policy issues. Check out the following upcoming sessions and make plans to tune in!
School Accountability Measures for States and Communities
Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2 p.m. EST
Presented by CSG West
As federal standardized tests fall out of favor, many states are exploring alternative measures on which to base their school accountability systems. In this free CSG eCademy webcast, presenters will review alternative measures for school accountability, charter schools, teacher assessments and student assessments. Experts will also discuss steps legislators can take, from a policy standpoint, to encourage and support local accountability.
Rep. Wendy Horman
Chair, CSG West Education and Workforce Development Committee
Sen. William Soules
Vice chair, CSG West Education and Workforce Development Committee
Julian Vazquez Heilig, Ph.D.
Professor of educational leadership and policy studies
California State University Sacramento
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Monty Neill, Ed.D.
National Center for Fair & Opem Testing (Fair Test)
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Teacher, San Juan School District
SLC State Pensions: Latest Developments
Thursday, Dec. 3, 2 p.m. EST
Presented by CSG South/Southern Legislative Conference
Public pensions continue to be one of the biggest fiscal challenges confronting state and local governments. Even before the onset of the Great Recession, many state and local government plans were struggling to meet their pension and retirement health care obligations. While the run-up in the equity markets in recent years might have alleviated some of the fiscal pressures faced by public sector pension plans, there continue to be major challenges ahead on this front. This webinar from the Southern Legislative Conference will provide an overview of the latest state pension trends alongside presentations from two SLC states on the specific measures initiated to bolster the funding positions of their plans.
Rep. Barry Ivey
Senior director, U.S. Public Finance, Fitch Ratings
Rep. Stephen Ross
Teacher Shortages—Midwest States’ Approaches to Address the Challenge
Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2 p.m. CST
Presented by CSG Midwest/MLC Education Committee
During this webinar, Nadene Davidson, Associate Professor of Teacher Education at the University of Northern Iowa, and Chair-Elect of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education's Advisory Council of State Representatives, will discuss the effect of teacher shortages on the educator pipeline in the Midwest. She will also describe actions being taken by educator preparation programs and their PK-12 partners to address the teacher shortage. After hearing from Dr. Davidson, attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions on the subject.
This free, one-hour webinar is hosted by the MLC Education Committee, which is co-chaired by North Dakota Sen. Kyle Davison and South Dakota Rep. Jacqueline Sly.
After registering for the webinar, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to join. If you’re unable to attend, a recording of the webinar will be made available on the MLC Education Committee’s web page and on CSG Midwest’s YouTube channel.
If you have any questions, please contact Katelyn Tye at CSG Midwest at (630) 282-3067 or email@example.com.