FL News Podcasts

Teaching & Learning Institute / Ave Maria - NOT!

04.01.10 | Cecil Van Houten

Dr. Kerr and Cecil discuss the case of a Washington state high school that denied a student from performing Ave Maria at a graduation ceremony and what the implications are for community values when such decisions are made.

Teaching & Learning Institute / Making a Difference

03.25.10 | Cecil Van Houten

Dr. Kerr and Cecil discuss the differences one person can make in an educational environment, either positively or negatively.

Teaching & Learning Institute / School Textbook Content

03.18.10 | Cecil Van Houten

Cecil and Dr. Kerr discuss a recent textbook controversy in Texas and how decisions on textbooks made in that state often influence the textbooks used by students in New York and Pennsylvania.

Teaching & Learning Institute / Cutting the Regents Budget

03.11.10 | Cecil Van Houten

Dr. Kerr and Cecil discuss the recent proposal to cut $14 million from the New York State education budget by cutting back on Regents education and exams.

Teaching & Learning Institute / Many Options, Few Easy - Part II

03.04.10 | Cecil Van Houten

Dr. Kerr and Cecil discuss some of the more controversial suggestions to cut school spending from Dr. Kerr's new book, "Many Options, Few Easy", including eliminating summer school, not holding kindergarten classes and consolidating small school districts.

Teaching & Learning Institute / Many Options, Few Easy

02.25.10 | Cecil Van Houten

Dr. Kerr and Cecil discuss Ralph's new book, "Many Options, Few Easy" (Xulon Press, 2010), which discusses controlling school spending and the many hard choices school districts and taxpayers are going to have to make.

Teaching & Learning Institute / The Internet Bus

02.18.10 | Cecil Van Houten

Dr. Kerr and Cecil discuss an emerging trend of equipping school buses with WIFI so they can become rolling study halls.

Teaching & Learning Institute / Cutting Back on School Safety Officers

02.11.10 | Cecil Van Houten

Dr. Kerr and Cecil discuss the implications of New York Governor Paterson’s proposed budget which would cut back the use of state troopers as school safety officers.

Teaching & Learning Institute / Major Issues Facing School Districts

02.04.10 | Cecil Van Houten

Dr. Kerr and Cecil discuss some of the major issues facing school districts today - budget constraints, conduct and discipline issues and the important of involvement by people of faith.

Teaching & Learning Institute / Dealing With Budget Cuts in NYS Education

01.28.10 | Cecil Van Houten

In this podcast, Dr. Kerr shares the severity of the implications of the Governor's proposed $1.1 billion budget cuts in education in New York State. Reminding listeners that Pennsylvania will soon be in a similar situation he puts forth several ideas for how local school boards can begin to deal ...

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