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Issues in Education – School Choice, Winter Breaks, and Student-Parents – 2/19/24

Issues in Education – School Choice, Winter Breaks, and Student-Parents – 2/19/24

How School Choice for parents makes public schools better

College kids raising their own kids

Will New York make FAFSA forms mandatory?

Why many school districts have Winter Break

 

Dr. Ralph Kerr at the Teaching and Learning Institute discusses the weighty issues impacting our public schools on “Issues in Education” – airing Monday’s during the “Noon Report”

Issues in Education – Fewer students, Higher expenditures – 2/12/24

Issues in Education – Fewer students, Higher expenditures – 2/12/24

Enrollments at public schools continues to drop, drastically in some districts. The causes are numerous: population declines, lower birth rates, and the move to charter, private and home schooling.

Dr. Ralph Kerr of the Teaching and Learning Institute discusses the weighty issues in the news as they pertain to public education in this ongoing Family Life series. This week on “Issues in Education”:

  • Rethinking Education Aid in NY
  • The 3 Greatest Challenges Facing PA Schools
  • Why Run as a candidate for your local School Board

 

 

Issues in Education – 2/05/24

Issues in Education – 2/05/24

Feds have delayed FAFSA forms, for college-bound students

Paying parents to get their children to go to school

Changing Columbus Day and Veterans Day on some schools’ calendars

 

Education consultant Dr. Ralph Kerr discusses the weighty issues in education.  He’s founder and president of the Teaching and Learning Institute which exists to get Christians involved in their local public schools.

Issues in Education – 1/15/24

Issues in Education – 1/15/24

Dr. Ralph Kerr at the “Teaching and Learning Institute” equips Christians to become engaged in their local public school.  Here’s what he’s discussing this week on “Issues In Education

  • Reading proficiency
  • The latest on Covid-era Learning Loss from Dr. Anthony Fauci
  • Anticipation of the top “Issues in Education” for PA and NY for 2024

 

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2024, A Preview – Special Edition of the Noon Report – 01/02/24

2024, A Preview – Special Edition of the Noon Report – 01/02/24

With the start of this new year, what can we expect for 2024?

What are some decisions we can make now — regarding our personal health, our pocketbooks, and our politics?

Bob Price, anchor of the Family Life Noon Report, hosts this special 2024 preview. Included in this half hour:

  • MONEY: Grove City Economics Professor Shawn Ritenour analyzes trends for consumers and the overall economy expected for 2024 — dollars and cents for the new year
  • CULTURE: Commentator John Stonestreet says problems with responsible free speech go beyond a few Ivy League presidents, but all of higher education needs to be watched
  • POLITICS: Big issues coming up in this election year in Harrisburg, Albany and the entire USA, including analysis by retired Political Science Professor Steve Coleman
  • HEALTH: Encouragement for your 2024 fitness, faith and fortitude for 2024 — from Christian fitness expert Tom Nicolla (who also tells us his inspirational personal story, fighting through a childhood disease and recovery from a delibitating mountain biking accident)

     

Issues in Education – 12/18/23

Issues in Education – 12/18/23

Family Life’s “Issues in Education” interview explores issues for public schools, higher education, and what matters for students in all forms of education.

This week, here’s the agenda education watchdog Ralph Kerr analyzes for you:

  • Cursive Writing (or not?)
  • Closing Colleges
  • Four-day Work Weeks might be on the way in some PA school districts

 

Dr. Ralph Kerr joins us for our Monday news feature during the Family Life Noon Report. He is the founder of the Teaching and Learning Institute, which has as its mission to increase the influence of people of faith in their local schools.

 

Issues in Education – 12/11/23

Issues in Education – 12/11/23

This week, on “Issues in Education” from Family Life News:

  • Why Homework Matters
  • Students’ Test Scores
  • Celebrating Christmas in the Public School

Dr. Ralph Kerr with the Teaching and Learning Institute is on a mission to get more Christians involved in public education.  Dr. Kerr (a former principal and superintendent, and now a consultant on local and state educational matters) talks each Monday about issues impacting the classroom with Family Life’s Bob Price.

 

 

 

Issues in Education – Dr. Ralph Kerr – 11/13/23

Issues in Education – Dr. Ralph Kerr – 11/13/23

Family Life’s “Issues in Education

Dr. Ralph Kerr, a longtime school administrator and the founder of the Teaching and Learning Institute talks about key issues happening now among classrooms, school boards, and communities. These conversations are important for parents, extended families and taxpayers.

This week:

  • The “Migrant Crisis” goes to school
  • College Courses on Anti-Semitism
  • What’s happening with the shortage of Milk Cartons?

Ralph Kerr founded the Teaching and Learning Institute, an advocacy organization which encourages people of faith to be actively involved in their local schools and school boards. TLI is based in Houghton, New York. Bob Price is your host for our weekly Monday feature.

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