FL News Podcasts

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.

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.

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