FL News Podcasts

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.

TLI: The Hidden Cost Problem of Cutting Budgets

04.21.11 | Cecil Van Houten

Dr. Kerr and Cecil discuss the “hidden costs” inside every school district and how addressing the better-known budget issues is only part of the conversation.

TLI: PA State Budget and Its Impact on Education

04.14.11 | Cecil Van Houten

Dr. Kerr and Cecil discuss the 2011 Pennsylvania state budget proposed by Gov. Corbett and its implications on education in the state.

TLI: The NY State Budget Is Set

03.31.11 | Cecil Van Houten

Dr. Kerr and Cecil discuss the New York state budget, which was agreed to over the weekend by the Governor and Legislature. They look at its impact on local school district spending and budgets.

TLI: Are Teacher Salaries High Enough?

03.24.11 | Cecil Van Houten

Dr. Kerr and Cecil discuss a recent New York Times editorial that proposes teachers aren't being paid enough. They discuss the history of teacher's unions and the current debate on performance vs. seniority.

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