FL News Podcasts

TLI: The New Property Tax Cap

06.30.11 | Cecil Van Houten

In the attention given to the passage of the Marriage Equality Act by the NYS Legislature, overlooked was the Property Tax Cap which was also passed and signed into law. This cap (2%) will have a serious impact on many school districts across the state in the coming budget year. Dr. Kerr and Cecil ...

TLI: Everyone's A Winner!

06.23.11 | Cecil Van Houten

Dr. Kerr and Cecil discuss the trend of rewarding children for everything they do and how that diminishes the importance of hard work and extra effort.

TLI: New Technology in the Classroom

06.16.11 | Cecil Van Houten

Dr. Kerr and Cecil discuss new, innovative uses for the iPad and other tablet devices in the classroom, especially in working with special needs children.

TLI: The Future of the Arts in Public School

06.09.11 | Cecil Van Houten

Dr. Kerr and Cecil discuss the future of the fine arts programs in public school in light of budget cutbacks and other priorities.

TLI: The End of the School Year

06.02.11 | Cecil Van Houten

Dr. Kerr and Cecil discuss the activities that keep everyone busy at the end of the school year, from sports banquets and baccalaureate to graduations and concerts.

TLI: How Boys Learn Differently from Girls

05.26.11 | Cecil Van Houten

Dr. Kerr and Cecil discuss the results of a new major survey on learning among boys and young men, how their learning patterns are different and how to get the best results.

TLI: 2011 School Board and Budget Voting

05.19.11 | Cecil Van Houten

Dr. Ralph Kerr discusses the outcomes of the statewide school board elections and the local school budget votes.

TLI: Problems in Buffalo

05.12.11 | Cecil Van Houten

Dr. Kerr and Cecil discuss the current situation in the Buffalo Public Schools where there is a contentious relationship between the teacher's union and the administration regarding teacher cuts.

TLI: School Board Elections & Budget Votes in New York

05.05.11 | Cecil Van Houten

Dr. Kerr and Cecil discuss the upcoming school board elections in NY state, the budget vote and questions you can ask your local candidates.

TLI: Eggless in Seattle

04.28.11 | Cecil Van Houten

Dr. Kerr and Cecil discuss the recent controversy over spring spheres in the Seattle public schools and look at the problems that occurred when Earth Day fell on the same date on the calendar as Good Friday.

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