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June 13th, 2011
10:04 AM ET

Perry's Principles: How you can slow the summer slide

Recent studies have shown that keeping the books closed during summer vacation wipes out nearly two months worth of schooling for children.

CNN Education Contributor Steve Perry talks to Kiran Chetry this morning about how to keep your kids learning throughout their summer break.

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June 8th, 2011
10:16 AM ET

Perry's Principles: Why are so many American students unprepared for college?

A recent Alliance for Excellent Education report found that one out of three high school students needs to take remedial classes in English, science and math before entering college.

CNN education contributor Steve Perry joins American Morning's Kiran Chetry this morning to talk about what is going on in our nation's high school class rooms and why so many students are coming to college unprepared.

June 7th, 2011
01:08 PM ET

Perry's Principles: NAACP suit 'wrong'

The New York chapter of the NAACP has sparked controversy in New York City. The group joins the local teacher's union, the United Federation of Teachers, in filing a lawsuit to try to stop NYC from closing 22 of its struggling schools and to prevent the city from giving 20 charter schools space in those buildings.

Advocates say that more charter schools means a better education, while some critics say the plan is a form of segregation.

One of these critics is Steve Perry, CNN education contributor and founder of the Capital Preparatory Magnet School in Hartford, Connecticut. He joins Ali Velshi this morning to discuss why he opposes the NAACP lawsuit.

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May 30th, 2011
01:04 PM ET

Perry's Principles: Preview of "Education Makeover" special

When it comes to making sure our kids get a good education, many parents might feel like it's a full-time job.

CNN Education contributor Steve Perry spent time with a family whose 14-year-old son was in danger of failing the 9th grade. He recounts his experience in a CNN special called "Education Makeover with Principal Steve Perry" which airs Saturday, June 4th at 2:30pm Eastern time.

Perry joins American Morning this morning to talk with Alina Cho about the series.

May 17th, 2011
01:19 AM ET

Perry's Principles: A college degree versus vocational training

CNN Education Contributor Steve Perry talks about the benefits of both a college education and vocational training.

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May 5th, 2011
04:05 PM ET

Should teachers earn bigger salaries?

CNN's Christine Romans speaks with CNN education contributor Steve Perry about whether school teachers across the country should be paid more, and whether job recruitment and retention should be reevaluated.

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