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 to CSG eCademy to hear from experts across the country discuss the most important issues facing your state.
The School Discipline Consensus Report
Thursday, Oct. 2, 3-4:30 p.m. EDT
Presented by the CSG Justice Center
This webinar will review a groundbreaking report released by the CSG Justice Center in June 2014, which provides 60 bipartisan field-driven policy and practice recommendations to provide students with safe, productive learning environments; effectively respond to students’ behavioral health needs; limit the use of suspensions, expulsions, and referrals to the juvenile justice system for minor, school-based offenses, and support educators in building positive school and classroom climates. CSG Justice Center staff will provide an overview of the recommendations from the School Discipline Consensus Report, highlighting promising approaches from around the country and discussing ways in which educators, administrators, and other school-based staff can collaborate and work together to change policies and practices in schools. A school principal and teacher will also discuss how their school made the transformation from a punitive approach to discipline to one based on restorative practices and a graduated system of responses. This webinar is intended for school administrators, educators, specialized instructional support staff, and other school-based staff working directly with youth.
Food Safety Modernization Act
Friday, Oct. 3, 3 p.m. EDT
Presented by the CSG regions and State Agriculture and Rural Leaders
The federal Food Safety Modernization Act, which was signed into law Jan. 4, 2011, represents one of the most significant revisions to U.S. food safety laws in more than 70 years. The law, which includes new mandates and authority for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, or FDA, aims to transform the United States’ food safety system from reactionary to proactive.
In January 2013, as part of the implementation of the act, the FDA began releasing a series of rule proposals for public comment. Utilizing feedback received during an extended and vocal public comment period, the FDA released supplemental rule proposals for four of the areas Sept. 19, 2014, including produce safety, preventative controls for human food, preventive controls for animal food and the foreign supplier verification system. A court order for quick implementation of final rules in 2015 heightens the importance for a swift engagement of food safety stakeholders in the subsequent comment period.
This webinar from the regional offices of The Council of State Governments and the State Agriculture and Rural Leaders—with collaboration from the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture—will follow up on previous Food Safety Modernization Act webinars by examining the FDA’s most recent actions implementing the law, focusing on the supplemental rule proposals and their implications for those in the food and feed supply chain. Specific questions can be submitted ahead of time as well as during the webinar.
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Executive director, Carolina Farm Stewardship Association
Senior vice president of public policy, United Fresh
Director of state affairs, American Feed Industry Association
Assistant commissioner, North Carolina Department of Agriculture
SLLC Supreme Court Preview Webinar
Thursday, Oct. 16, 1-2:30 p.m. EDT
Presented by the State and Local Legal Center
The State and Local Legal Center's third annual FREE Supreme Court Preview webinar features Allyson Ho of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, who will argue two cases this term; Pratik Shah, co-head of Akin Gump's Supreme Court and Appellate practice; and Robert Barnes, Supreme Court reporter for The Washington Post. A number of tax cases, a sign code case and a religious challenge to a prison grooming policy, among other cases, will be discussed during the webinar session.
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
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The Washington Post