Ethics and the Life of a Lawyer Webinar

A legal career has a distinct life cycle, from newly hatched associate, through growing practitioner, then "adult" partner, and ending as distinguished retiree. Different ethical matters take center stage at different times in this cycle, and this presentation will examine a few of those issues, starting with issues of competence and zealous representation as a young lawyer, through the concerns with marketing and advertising as one's practice develops, and ending with some of the common issues relating to closing down a practice.

27 Things Every School Attorney Should Know Webinar

Join a former COSA Chair and honorary “dean” of School Law for an inspirational and thought-provoking session that will be meaningful for new and seasoned school attorneys alike. Mr. Pickett guides you through fundamental principles of successful school law practice that are usually learned only through experience and mentoring.  His wisdom will help new school attorneys as they get started and will reinforce some basics for experienced practitioners. This webinar is exclusive to our COSA and State Association Counel members.

Host:                Tammy Carter

Federal Update: An Inside Look at Congressional and Agency Activity Affecting Public Schools Webinar

This webinar will cover the latest developments for ESEA modernization, including House-Senate conference committee actions and initial implementation efforts, should the legislation become law. We expect to be able to share the key components of the final conference committee bill poised for consideration by the U. S. House and Senate. Themes include local governance and flexibility, options for streamlining tests, and locally-designed plans and oversight for school improvement. Meanwhile, federal agencies continue to issue guidance affecting public schools.

CUBE Webinar: Using Social Media to Communicate Effectively and Responsibly

Social media communication tools have profoundly changed our lives and how we interact with one another. It’s also an inexpensive, effective tool when used responsibly. Join this session to discuss school district policy ramifications around social media as well as key strategies for using social effectively and responsibly.Join this session to discuss school district policy ramifications around social media as well a key strategies for using social effectively and responsibly. 

COSA Webinar: Food for Thought: How New Nutrition Standards Are Affecting School Operations

Take a detailed look at the most recent federal activity on child nutrition programs, and how the new standards are affecting every-day operations in school districts, including outside vendor contracts, fundraising, food trucks, and wellness policies.  We’ll start with a review of key federal actions, including The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, the “Smart Snacks” regulations, and new proposed professional standards for child nutrition professionals.  NSBA lobbyist Lucy Gettman will shed some light on how those standards came to be.  Then, COSA member Dionne Tunstall Jenkins will d

Federal Update: SCOTUS Rules on Same Sex Marriage and Other Issues Affecting Public Schools Webinar

Join NSBA General Counsel Francisco Negrón and members of the NSBA legal team for a review of key decisions from the high court during its 2015 term, including its landmark same sex marriage ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges. We'll analyze the Court's approach in several decisions affecting public schools - EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch (finding need for religious accommodation need only be a motivating factor in an employment decision) and Perez v.

COSA Webinar: So They Asked You To Do A Presentation...

This exclusive, free session will focus on the critical components that make for an informative, relevant, and interesting presentation on legal issues. Lawyers know the law, but may not be confident in the preparation and delivery of a meaningful and helpful presentation. This session will address 1) organization; 2) the use of technology; 3) the importance of knowing your audience; and 4) the basics of good public speaking. This webinar is exclusive to COSA members and State Association staff only.

Brown v. Board of Education Digital Learning Day

Alexandria, Va.  (May 11, 2015) - The National School Boards Association’s (NSBA) Council of Urban Boards of Education (CUBE) is pleased to announce that on May 18th, 3:15 – 4:30 p.m. EDT, as part of CUBE’s annual Digital Learning Day, three schools from across the country will participate in a webinar discussion commemorating the anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Brown v. Board of Education.

Participating schools include Baltimore City Public Schools’ Digital Harbor High School; Little Rock, Arkansas’s Central High School; and Rochester, New York’s Northeast College Preparatory Academy.

CUBE Webinar: Brown v. Board of Education Digital Learning Day

Brown v. Board of Education Digital Learning Day

Please join Northeast College Preparatory Academy; Rochester, NY, Central High School; Little Rock, Arkansas, and Digital Harbor High School; Baltimore, Maryland as we commemorate the anniversary of the year that the Supreme Court handed down its decision in Brown vs. Board of Education.

In 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. published Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community? In the last paragraph, in what would be the very last book that he would publish, Dr. King wrote:

COSA Webinar: Advising School Districts in Cloud Computing Contracts

Software as a Service (SaaS) contracts are an increasingly attractive option for school districts hoping to take advantage of the benefits of cloud-based technologies. But while the list of software for students and teachers (Office 365, Adobe Creative Cloud) and enterprise solutions (MUNIS, SchoolDude) continues to grow, how can you make sure your school district's contracts keep up with the legal issues associated with these new technologies?


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