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February 7th, 2011
10:18 AM ET

Perry's Principles: Creationism in the classroom

Are your children learning about evolution in biology class? A new study published by Penn State University says there's a good chance they're not.

According to the study, 13% of biology teachers advocate creationism, while the majority of biology teachers shy away from teaching evolution. CNN Education Contributor Steve Perry gives American Morning's T.J. Holmes his take on the new statistics and what he thinks schools should be teaching.


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January 31st, 2011
09:28 AM ET

Perry's Principles: Teaching science in America's schools

According to the Federal Government's National Assessment of Educational Progress report released last week, about two-thirds of U.S. fourth-graders, seventy percent of eighth-graders and seventy-nine percent of 12th-graders failed to show proficiency in science in 2009.

So, why are American youths falling behind when it comes to science and what can be done?

CNN Education Contributer and Founder of Capital Preparatory Magnet School Steve Perry talks to Kate Bolduan about science in America's public schools.


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January 24th, 2011
09:39 AM ET

Teachers grading...parents?

If parents thought they were finished getting report cards, they should think again.

Florida State Rep. Kelli Stargel wants teachers to grade parents on their performance. She's introducing a measure that would require elementary school teachers to grade the parents of their students based on their own communication with the school, their child's attendance, as well as their child's academic and physical preparedness for class. Based on these factors, parents would receive a grade of 'satisfactory', 'needs improvement' or 'unsatisfactory'.

State Rep. Stargel says grading parents would hold parents accountable but Steve Perry, CNN Education Contributor and Founder of Capital Preparatory Magnet School, says otherwise. Hear what Perry tells American Morning's T.J. Holmes.


Filed under: Education • Perry's Principles
January 20th, 2011
11:54 AM ET

Perry's Principles: does ticketing kids for misbehavior work?

Today on American Morning, Steve Perry tells T.J. Holmes about a new method being used in Texas to punish children as young as 6. Instead of sending students to detention or the principal's office, some schools are handing out tickets.

Hear what Steve Perry, CNN Education Contributor and Founder of Capital Preparatory Magnet School, has to say in today's Perry's Principles segment.


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January 17th, 2011
09:28 AM ET

Perry's Principles: Can an iPad replace textbooks?

If you have picked up your child's backpack recently you know how heavy it gets. From the elementary level all the way through college, students are inundated with textbook homework and term papers that require hardcover and heavy to carry sources. Lugging the books back and forth from school can be quite the challenge.

But new technology may soon make that all irrelevant. Schools across the nation are relying on iPads, Kindles, netbooks and e-readers to supplement or replace their original curricula. But do iPads make a difference in the classroom? Can they be just good as pen and paper?

Educator Steve Perry joins American Morning to talk about what he has seen in his school and where the technology trend is heading.


Filed under: Education • Perry's Principles • Technology
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