FL News Podcasts

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 ...

Teaching & Learning Institute / Teaching Good Reading and Handwriting Skills

01.21.10 | Cecil Van Houten

Ralph and Cecil discuss the importance of teaching children how to write and the value of good handwriting skills.

Teaching & Learning Institute / Who Is My School Board

01.14.10 | Cecil Van Houten

Ralph and Cecil discuss the new TLI analytical form “Who Is My School Board” which enables residents and potential school board candidates a means to evaluate the characteristics of their current school board.

Teaching & Learning Institute / Serving Your School Board

01.07.10 | Cecil Van Houten

Dr. Kerr discusses the large number of openings of district superintendents that will occur at the end of the school year and how local school boards influence the hiring process, encouraging people of faith to get involved in the process by serving on their local boards of education.

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