NCSL Legislative Video Resource Center

The NCSL Video Resource Center is a collection of recorded webinars accessible for on-demand learning.

Education

Student Loan Forgiveness in Focus [Part 1]

Federal Income-Driven Repayment Plans and State Student Loan Legislation

Moderator: Austin Reid, senior legislative director, NCSL. Panelists: Phil Oliff, director, Student Loan Research Project, Pew Charitable Trusts, Regan Fitzgerald, manager, Project on Student Borrower Success, Pew Charitable Trusts and Andrew Smalley, policy associate, NCSL.

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School Leadership Matters

School leaders have a significant impact on both student and staff outcomes. Current issues in the principal workforce as well as policy recommendations from the principal perspective are discussed. Hear from Ronn Nozoe, Chief Executive Officer of the National Association of Secondary School Principals, L. Earl Franks, Executive Director of the National Association of Elementary School Principals, and Molly Gold, NCSL’s Educator Quality Senior Policy Specialist. 

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Where are the Teachers? Using Data to Understand Staffing Challenges

Although there are teacher shortages nationwide, the nature of teacher workforce challenges varies at the state and local levels. Join the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) to discuss the importance of having clear data systems for tracking teacher workforce data to better inform policy solutions.  

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Crisis in Teaching

States and school districts are facing challenges and seeking both short and long-term solutions. NCSL’s local and state education employee comparison tools will be presented followed by Teacher Shortages & Strategies to Address them, and an update on short-term measure being enacted by states and legislation to increase teacher compensation, expand pathways, increase teach diversity, and improve teacher working conditions. Hear from NCSL’s Michelle Exstrom, Education Program Director, Dan Thatcher NCSL Education Finance Fellow, Steve Wojcikiewicz, Learning Policy Institute Education Quality Team, and Molly Gold, NCSL Educator Quality Senior Policy Specialist.

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Student Loan Forgiveness in Focus [Part 2]

Public Service Loan Forgiveness, Borrower Defense, and Pandemic-Era Student Loan Policy

Speakers: Ashley Harrington, senior advisor, Federal Student Aid, U.S. Department of Education and Austin Reid, senior legislative director, NCSL.

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