FL News Podcasts

TLI: Kids Who Use Facebook Do Worse In School

08.11.11 | Cecil Van Houten

Dr. Kerr and Cecil discuss how heavy use of Facebook has a negative effect on student performance in school.

TLI: It's Back to School Time!

08.04.11 | Cecil Van Houten

Dr. Kerr and Cecil talk about making 'back to school' plans and how to be smart and prudent in what you buy for your kids and how much you spend.

TLI: We Appreciate Your Help, But...

07.28.11 | Cecil Van Houten

Dr. Kerr and Cecil talk about the good intentions of parents who want to support their schools with booster club activities but how they often don’t take the time to check with the school on limitations that might come into play, like federal Title IX regulations.

TLI: Teaching 'Gay History' in California

07.21.11 | Cecil Van Houten

Dr. Kerr and Cecil discuss the recent bill signed into law in California mandating that schools teach ‘gay history’. How that is done is being left to local school districts so what is obviously an issue of concern is also an opportunity for people of faith who are involved in the school board ...

TLI: New Teacher Evaluation Program Faces Legal Challenge

07.14.11 | Cecil Van Houten

Dr. Kerr and Cecil discuss a proposed program to evaluate public school teachers and principals that has been stymied by actions of the Board of Regents that are now being challenged in court.

TLI: Pennsylvania Passes Budget-Major Cuts to Education

07.07.11 | Cecil Van Houten

Dr. Kerr and Cecil discuss the recently-passed Pennsylvania state budget and the implications it will have on public education, both at the K-12 level and higher education.

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.

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