FL News Podcasts

Teaching & Learning Institute / Reduced Price Breakfasts, Lunches

09.09.10 | Cecil Van Houten

Dr. Kerr and Cecil discuss the federal free and reduced-price lunch programs and how more and more families are needing to take advantage of it.

Teaching & Learning Institute / Race to the Top

09.02.10 | Bob Price

FLN NEWS TAKES A CLOSER LOOK AT NEW YORK'S RACE TO THE TOP MONEY. THE EMPIRE STATE IS GETTING NEARLY 700 MILLION DOLLARS IN FEDERAL EDUCATION GRANTS FOR ENACTING REFORMS MEANT TO IMPROVE ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE.

Teaching & Learning Institute / Back to School - Balancing The Load

08.26.10 | Cecil Van Houten

Dr. Kerr and Cecil continue their "back to school" discussion, focusing on the balance between school and extra-curricular activities.

Teaching & Learning Institute / Back to School

08.19.10 | Cecil Van Houten

Dr. Kerr and Cecil discuss the basics of equipping children to get ready to go back to school.

Teaching & Learning Institute / Revisiting the "D" Grade

08.12.10 | Cecil Van Houten

Dr. Kerr and Cecil revisit last weeks' topic of dropping the letter D grade, based on listener responses, and also discuss the new student proficiency standards set for New York State schools.

Teaching & Learning Institute / Dropping the "D" Grade

08.05.10 | Cecil Van Houten

Dr. Kerr and Cecil discuss the recent decisions by some school districts to raise educational standards by dropping the "D" letter grade to encourage better student performance.

Teaching & Learning Institute / Sex Education in Schools

07.15.10 | Cecil Van Houten

Dr. Kerr and Cecil discuss a controversial Montana proposal to introduce sex education in elementary schools and the implications it has in New York and Pennsylvania.

Teaching & Learning Institute / One Student Can Make a Difference

07.08.10 | Cecil Van Houten

Ralph and Cecil discuss the case of a student in Massachusetts who has spearheaded an effort to have the Pledge of Allegiance recited at his high school.

Teaching & Learning Institute / NY: Spending Most Per Student in the Nation

07.01.10 | Cecil Van Houten

Dr. Kerr and Cecil talk about New York state's per-pupil expenses which are the highest in the nation.

Teaching & Learning Institute / Summer Vacation

06.24.10 | Cecil Van Houten

Ralph and Cecil discuss some ideas for what kids can do during the summer to keep busy and have fun.

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