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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

 

 

Capital Connection – 2/09/24

Capital Connection – 2/09/24

New York’s lawyers’ group says doctors should assist in suicides.

A gun-rights rally in Pennsylvania draws media attention — and a prominent political candidate

How can parents opposed to the actions of the trans-gender movement stand up for their own families?

 

Each Friday, Family Life’s “Capital Connection” feature talks with leading pro-family advocates who lobby at the state capitols in Harrisburg and Albany. Listen for this 10-minute analysis from Jason McGuire (executive director of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms) and Michael Geer (president of the Pennsylvania Family Institute).


 

Both of these organizations have additional videos, podcasts, commentary and position papers. They are available through the tabs below.

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Issues in Education – School’s spending, Students’ spending – 1/22/24

Issues in Education – School’s spending, Students’ spending – 1/22/24

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.

Among the topics this week:

  • Education Spending In NY Budget
  • Financial Literacy Course in PA
  • Changes to Bus-Driver Training

Ralph Kerr and other public school administrators founded the Teaching and Learning Institute in 2005. It serves families and communities as an advocacy organization to encourage people of faith to be actively involved in their local schools and school boards.

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

 

You can also listen to, share, or download archive editions of Family Life’s “Issues in Education

Issues in Education – Behavior in schools – 10/30/23

Issues in Education – Behavior in schools – 10/30/23

  • Kids Behaving Badly at School
  • NY’s Proposed Constitutional Amendment
  • Should Parents Pay if Their Kids are Bullies
  • Should Christians take part in Halloween Parties at School ?

There’s a lot going on in our schools these days.  Christian education watchdog Ralph Kerr does a “deep dive” into all of it on Family Life’s “Issues in Education” news feature.

Dr. Ralph Kerr is a former teacher, school district administrator, and current President of the Teaching and Learning Institute. Dr. Kerr is a guest on the Family Life Noon Report most Mondays. Those interviews also are available for listening, subscribing and downloading on FamilyLife.org

 

Issues in Education – Unruly fans, Rushed cafeterias – 10/02/23

Issues in Education – Unruly fans, Rushed cafeterias – 10/02/23

Issues in Education” — A weekly Family Life news feature

Are schoolkids getting enough time to eat lunch?

What is the proper role for cell phones during school hours?

How is the new “3 Strikes & Your Out” policy working at scholastic sporting events?

Education watchdog Ralph Kerr offers his insights on this week’s school and classroom topics.

 

Dr. Kerr is founder and president of the Teaching and Learning Institute. More information on their take on education and school-board topics is available here.

Issues in Education – Reading matters – 09/25/23

Issues in Education – Reading matters – 09/25/23

What is happening in classrooms, school buildings and administrators’ offices? Family Life’s weekly “Issues in Education” feature explores what families and taxpayers need to know.

This week:

  • Why Reading Matters
  • Counting Schoolchildren
  • Ways Parents Can Get More Involved In Their Local Public School

Dr. Ralph Kerr, founder of the Teaching and Learning Institute discusses the issues in education this week with Family Life news anchor Bob Price.

The Teaching and Learning Institute and its guides for parental involvement and for becoming a candidate for your local school board are available at www.WhyRun.org.

Issues in Education _ 4-Day Weeks, Homework, E-Buses _ 09/18/23

Issues in Education _ 4-Day Weeks, Homework, E-Buses _ 09/18/23

“Issues in Education”

What is happening affecting students, families, educators and taxpayers in Pennsylvania’s and New York’s school districts?

Education watchdog Dr. Ralph Kerr joins us on Mondays during the Family Life Noon Report for our “Issues in Education” feature. In this week’s interview:

  • As some business and labor interests push for shorter work weeks, should public schools which to a four-day week?
  • Does homework serve a purpose anymore?
  • With the push to go toward 100% all-electric vehicles, what does that mean for school bus fleets in the decade ahead?

Ralph Kerr, following a 30-year career as a school administrator, now leads the Teaching and Learning Institute headquartered in Houghton, New York.

 

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