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Issues in Education – 5/13/24

Issues in Education – 5/13/24

Dr. Ralph Kerr discusses the weighty issues in the news as they pertain to public education on this week’s edition of “Issues in Education”

  • Punishing Anarchists on College Campuses
  • School Budget Preview in NY
  • Those Accountable for FAFSA Woes Held Accountable

 

 

“Issues in Education” airs most Mondays during the academic year during the Family Life Noon Report. Dr. Ralph Kerr, a long-time principal and superintendent directs the Teaching and Learning Institute which advocates for students, families and educators from a Christian vantage point.

 

 

Protests, Back to Basics, and more “Issues in Education” – 5/06/24

Protests, Back to Basics, and more “Issues in Education” – 5/06/24

Mondays on the Family Life Noon Report, public schools advocate Dr. Ralph Kerr talks about the “Issues in Education” for Pennsylvania, New York, and the nation.

This week’s topics:

  • College Protest Reaction
  • FAFSA Glitches and their Implications
  • Leveling the Playing Field in High School Sports
  • NY’s “Back to Basics” Reading Program
  • Wells College Closing

 

Family Life’s “Issues in Educationis available on the air, from our webpage, and wherever you listen to or download podcasts.

Dr. Ralph Kerr was a longtime principal and superintendent. He founded the Teaching and Learning Institute to encourage people of faith to run for school boards, be involved in local education, and stay informed about how to support students and teachers. TLI is online at WhyRun.org.

Issues in Education – 4/22/24

Issues in Education – 4/22/24

Issues in Education” – Family Life Radio Network – 4/22/24

  • Should cell phones be banned in the classroom?
  • Four-Day School Weeks are now an option in Pennsylvania
  • The New York Legislature’s delays on approving a state budget puts unneeded pressure on local school boards and superintendents

Dr. Ralph Kerr is a Christian advocate for public education in Pennsylvania and New York.  The longtime school administrator founded the Teaching and Learning Institute, and he joins the Family Life Noon Report on Mondays to talk about schools, voters, parents, teachers and students.

Learning about eclipses, attendance, and financial aid – Issues in Education – 4/08/24

Learning about eclipses, attendance, and financial aid – Issues in Education – 4/08/24

  • Eclipse Impact at School
  • Chronic Absenteeism
  • Later School Start Time
  • More Glitches with FAFSA Forms

Dr. Ralph Kerr with the Teaching and Learning Institute discusses the weighty issues impacting our public school families each Monday on our “Issues in Education” Noon News Feature and online Podcast. Find out more about TLI and about Dr. Kerr’s work at WhyRun.org.

Issues in Education – 3/18/24

Issues in Education – 3/18/24

 

Issues in Education – 3/18/24

Education spending is a huge “chunk of change” in the 233 billion dollar New York State budget. That amount is in addition to all the local and county funds which pour into school district coffers.

The founder of the Teaching and Learning Institute says local school districts statewide need to prepare themselves for some fiscal belt-tightening in the very near future. Dr. Ralph Kerr explains why, in this Family Life News podcast.

Also on this week’s “Issues in Education“:

  • New York residents vote on their local school budgets on May 21.
  • That same time, they’ll also elect new or returning members of the school board.
  • School board candidates have until April 22 to submit their nominating petitions.
  • Students, parents and colleges continue to be “on edge” over an historic delay in financial aid forms, the FAFSA process used by most of higher education. (Dr. Kerr says the delay is not the fault of the universities.)

Issues in Education – Safe Female Sports, Financial Literacy – 3/04/24

Issues in Education – Safe Female Sports, Financial Literacy – 3/04/24

Should New York Students be Forced to take a Financial Literacy Course to Graduate ?

FAFSA Forms Still in Limbo

And Why Protecting Girls Sports is Worth the Fight

 

Dr. Ralph Kerr at the Teaching and Learning Institute tackles the tough topics facing our public schools Monday’s during the Noon Report on Issues in Education. Their website is WhyRun.org.

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.

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