Let’s Talk - Lozano Smith Podcast

Let’s Talk - Lozano Smith Podcast


Latest Episodes

Episode 29: Top Myths of School Avoidance (Part 2)
October 03, 2019

In Part 2 of our discussion on school avoidance, Sloan Simmons continues the discussion with Jennifer Baldassari and Susan Bishop about case examples, myths, and best practices. - Show Notes & References 3:15  Confirmation Bias

Episode 28: Top Myths of School Avoidance (Part 1)
September 05, 2019

In Part 1 of our discussion on school avoidance, Sloan Simmons talks with Jennifer Baldassari and Susan Bishop about the challenges districts face in school avoidance issues from both a legal and practical perspective,

Episode 27: What Is Least Restrictive Environment? What the Courts Say
August 23, 2019

Host Sloan Simmons talks to Lozano Smith’s Special Education Practice Group Leader Marcy Gutierrez and special education litigator Kristy Boyes about the challenges schools face in providing the least restrictive environment (LRE) to students with spec...

Episode 26: No Easy Answers – Cities, School Districts, and the Statewide Affordable Housing Crisis
August 08, 2019

As California seeks legislative solutions for the statewide housing crisis, new laws increasingly seek to ease the path toward construction of affordable housing.  Implementation of these laws has widespread financial and planning impacts on cities,

Episode 25: The Evolving Landscape of Title IX Compliance
July 18, 2019

Title IX impacts more than just college athletics. Host Sloan Simmons talks with Michelle Cannon and Stephanie White of Lozano Smith’s Title IX Impact Team about the current status of the law, including the proposed regulations which contain sweeping r...

Episode 24: Watts in Your Wallet – Financing Clean Energy Projects (Part 2)
July 03, 2019

In Part 2 of our discussion on the complex topic of clean energy projects and how they are financed, Sloan Simmons talks with Devon Lincoln and Daniel Maruccia about the options for financing such projects and the overarching themes impacting this area...

Episode 23: Looking at the Bottom Line – How California’s State Budget Process Directly Impacts Your School District’s Options
June 21, 2019

Host Devon Lincoln talks with veteran experts Karen Rezendes and Mattie Scott about the California budget process, Governor Newsom’s first State budget (just passed on June 13), and the high stakes local school districts face when planning around the a...

Episode 22: Course Correction? The Legislature Looks at Big Changes for Charter Schools in California
June 06, 2019

Host Devon Lincoln talks with Ed Sklar and Erin Hamor about new charter school legislation causing a stir in Sacramento.  If enacted, the pending bills will drastically alter California’s current charter school landscape. - Show Notes & References

Episode 21: Watts in Your Wallet – Financing Clean Energy Projects (Part 1)
May 28, 2019

In Part I of a discussion on the complex topic of clean energy projects and how they are financed, Sloan Simmons talks with Devon Lincoln and Daniel Maruccia about the wide range of such projects and the challenges public agencies face in determining h...

Episode 20: From ABC to CBD – When Marijuana and Schools Collide
May 09, 2019

The issue of students using marijuana in California’s public schools is ever-evolving, leaving many confused as to the state of the law. Sloan Simmons engages experts in this area of school law, Aimee Perry and Alyssa Bivins,