FL News Podcasts

TLI: Fordham University Studies Science Teaching in NY and PA Schools

04.19.12 | Cecil Van Houten

Dr. Ralph Kerr of the Teaching & Learning Institute talks with Cecil about the results of a new study done by Fordham University on teaching science in K-12 in New York and Pennsylvania. New York scored a B+ while Pennsylvania scored a D. Learn more about what areas of teaching are producing ...

TLI: Good News For Easter

04.05.12 | Cecil Van Houten

Dr. Ralph Kerr of the Teaching & Learning Institute talks with Cecil about the wide latitude that exists for speaking about Easter and the history of the Christian faith in public schools. Too often teachers who wish to uphold Judeo-Christian values shy away from the topic because of fear of ...

TLI: NYS Budget to Pass - What It Means For Local Schools

03.29.12 | Cecil Van Houten

Ralph and Cecil discuss the pending approval of the NYS budget and the implications that will have on local school districts in terms of state aid. Since school budgets have to be finalized by the end of April decisions will need to be made by local school boards quickly regarding cuts in ...

TLI: Dropout Rates Threaten Educational Goals

03.22.12 | Cecil Van Houten

Dr. Ralph Kerr of the Teaching & Learning Institute talks with Cecil about the growing problem of students dropping out and not graduating. The federal government has proposed a law that all students must stay in school until they’re 18, but will forcing them really work? What are the ...

TLI: 10 Reasons to Run For School Board

03.15.12 | Cecil Van Houten

In this Issues in Education segment, Dr. Ralph Kerr of the Teaching and Learning Institute talks with Cecil about reasons to run for the local school board, including the opportunities and challenges of bring Judeo-Christian values to the process. Learn more at www.teachingan...

TLI: Issues in Education - Reasons NOT to Run for School Board

03.08.12 | Cecil Van Houten

Dr. Ralph Kerr and Cecil discuss some of the top reasons why you should NOT run for a school board position, including your temperment, ability to work with others, personal agendas and more. Read Ralph's blog at www.fln.org/media or learn more at www.teachingandlearninginstitute.org.

TLI: Ohio School Shooting Aftermath

03.01.12 | Cecil Van Houten

Dr. Ralph Kerr of the Teaching & Learning Institute and Cecil talk about the effects and concerns raised by the school shootings in Ohio earlier this week. Who is responsible? How involved should schools get in student’s personal lives? Where are the parents or responsible adults in the ...

TLI: A First Look at the New York State Teacher Evaluation System

02.23.12 | Cecil Van Houten

Dr. Ralph Kerr of the Teaching & Learning Institute and Cecil take a first look at the newly agreed-upon teacher evaluation procedure. They discuss the changes from the current system, anticipated results and some of the deficiencies that remain.

TLI: NYC Schools - Churches Fight School Worship Ban

02.16.12 | Cecil Van Houten

Dr. Ralph Kerr of the Teaching & Learning Institute talks with Cecil about the current situation in New York City where the school board has ruled that churches may no longer rent facilities for worship services. An issue that has been in the courts since 1994, there is hope that a resolution ...

TLI: Quality Counts

02.09.12 | Cecil Van Houten

A new Education Week survey looks at schools across the country and ranks the states on things such as teacher compensation, classroom size, graduation rates and more. Dr. Ralph Kerr of the Teaching & Learning Institute talks with Cecil about the results of the survey for New York and ...

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