FL News Podcasts

TLI: Key Issues in Next Week's NYS School Board/Budget Voting

05.10.12 | Cecil Van Houten

Dr. Ralph Kerr of the Teaching & Learning Institute talks with Cecil about next week’s school board and school budget elections going on across NY state. They discuss the budget priorities, cost-cutting measures, the property tax cap, reserve fund use and how to evaluate candidates for ...

TLI: Governor Cuomo Establishes NY Education Reform Commission

05.02.12 | Cecil Van Houten

As promised in his State of the State message earlier this year, Gov. Cuomo has established an education reform commission composed of a wide range of educators and businesspeople to take a hard look at the 7 areas of concern in reforming the state's educational system. Dr. Ralph Kerr of TLI and ...

TLI: Are You Ready To Vote?

04.26.12 | Cecil Van Houten

Dr. Ralph Kerr, President of the Teaching & Learning Institute and Cecil talk about the upcoming school budget/school board voting day, May 15. Both school budgets will be voted on as well as candidates for school board. Each district in NYS will hold an informational meeting between now and ...

TLI: Fordham University Studies Science Teaching in NY and PA Schools

04.19.12 | Cecil Van Houten

Dr. Ralph Kerr of the Teaching & Learning Institute talks with Cecil about the results of a new study done by Fordham University on teaching science in K-12 in New York and Pennsylvania. New York scored a B+ while Pennsylvania scored a D. Learn more about what areas of teaching are producing ...

TLI: Good News For Easter

04.05.12 | Cecil Van Houten

Dr. Ralph Kerr of the Teaching & Learning Institute talks with Cecil about the wide latitude that exists for speaking about Easter and the history of the Christian faith in public schools. Too often teachers who wish to uphold Judeo-Christian values shy away from the topic because of fear of ...

TLI: NYS Budget to Pass - What It Means For Local Schools

03.29.12 | Cecil Van Houten

Ralph and Cecil discuss the pending approval of the NYS budget and the implications that will have on local school districts in terms of state aid. Since school budgets have to be finalized by the end of April decisions will need to be made by local school boards quickly regarding cuts in ...

TLI: Dropout Rates Threaten Educational Goals

03.22.12 | Cecil Van Houten

Dr. Ralph Kerr of the Teaching & Learning Institute talks with Cecil about the growing problem of students dropping out and not graduating. The federal government has proposed a law that all students must stay in school until they’re 18, but will forcing them really work? What are the ...

TLI: 10 Reasons to Run For School Board

03.15.12 | Cecil Van Houten

In this Issues in Education segment, Dr. Ralph Kerr of the Teaching and Learning Institute talks with Cecil about reasons to run for the local school board, including the opportunities and challenges of bring Judeo-Christian values to the process. Learn more at www.teachingan...

TLI: Issues in Education - Reasons NOT to Run for School Board

03.08.12 | Cecil Van Houten

Dr. Ralph Kerr and Cecil discuss some of the top reasons why you should NOT run for a school board position, including your temperment, ability to work with others, personal agendas and more. Read Ralph's blog at www.fln.org/media or learn more at www.teachingandlearninginstitute.org.

TLI: Ohio School Shooting Aftermath

03.01.12 | Cecil Van Houten

Dr. Ralph Kerr of the Teaching & Learning Institute and Cecil talk about the effects and concerns raised by the school shootings in Ohio earlier this week. Who is responsible? How involved should schools get in student’s personal lives? Where are the parents or responsible adults in the ...

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