The KASA podcasts feature a variation of guests who provide in-depth conversation connected to their areas of expertise.
Episode 1: Rep. Ed Massey
In the first episode, KASA Executive Director Dr. Rhonda Caldwell sits down with Representative Ed Massey to discuss the 2022 legislative session including funding for public education, effects of the pandemic on schools, and teacher shortages.
Episode 2: Rep. James Tipton
In episode 2 of The School Leaders Podcast, KASA’s Executive Director, Dr. Rhonda Caldwell, sits down with Representative James Tipton to discuss the early literacy bills (SB9 and HB226), specifically sharing what it means for our youngest learners and brings insight to the Read for Success program.
Episode 3: Rep. Tina Bojanowski
In episode 3 of The School Leaders Podcast, KASA’s Executive Director, Dr. Rhonda Caldwell, sits down with Representative Tina Bojanowski to discuss the early literacy bills (SB9 and HB226), specifically sharing what it means for our youngest learners and brings insight to the Read for Success program.
Episode 4: Dr. Derek Black
In this 20-minute podcast, the author talks about what drove him to write School House Burning and provides strategies that we can use to stop privatization efforts such as the Education Opportunity Account bills currently before the legislature, as well as funding of charter schools. Dr. Black joins us at KASA’s Education Law & Finance Institute March 18. Attendees will receive a free copy of the book.
Episode 5: Lt. Governor Jacqueline Coleman
We often use the words “kids first?” Do we really mean this? Is it reflected in policy and proposed legislation? Listen in as Lt. Governor Jacqueline Coleman talks budget while reminding us of three very important questions. Are Kentucky’s children prioritized in the state budget? Who’s caring for the people who care for our students? And, do educators have the resources and tools they need?
Episode 6: Rick Lasley: Humanity in Peril, a Rallying Cry for Public Education
This episode is a conversation with veteran high school Principal Rick Lasley, who talks openly about the state of public education as the gateway to society. The infrastructure is crumbling. Red tape abounds. Students are entering school house doors with more challenges than ever. Demanding working conditions, chronically low teacher salaries, and calls for privatized schools and public charter schools is deterring new blood from entering the arena at a time when the need for teachers is dire.