Steve Perry | CNN Education Contributer, Founder of trendsetting Magnet School and advocate for Public School Reform

Steve Perry

CNN Education Contributer, Founder of trendsetting Magnet School and advocate for Public School Reform

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Steve Perry

Dr. Steve Perry's heart pumps passion and produces positive change. Featured in CNN's Black in America series, Dr. Perry is the most talked about innovative educator on the scene today. Perry is the founder and principal of what U.S. News and World Report have cited as one of the top schools in the country, Capital Preparatory Schools in CT & NY. 100% of Capital Prep predominately, low-income first-generation graduates have been accepted to 4-year colleges. He has assisted Steve Harvey in penning his new book, "Jump," and has spoken in over seventy-  communities.

When Perry speaks, he reaches the heart of his audience to motivate change in themselves and their community. His secrets to success and calls to action are revealed in his book, "Push Has Come To Shove: Getting Our Kids The Education They Deserve - Even If It Means Picking A Fight."

His impact is profound and varied, and he displays no signs of slowing down. The word often used to describe Dr. Perry is "passionate." His authenticity is a welcomed addition to any discussion rooted in improving the lives of youths and the community. Perry’s hard-fought skills have been bestowed by his difficult childhood through his Ivy League school graduation. Yet, there is a richness in his concepts that foster an intriguing point of view on the modern American family.

Dr. Perry's unique and powerful voice is respected and featured on multiple networks: MSNBC, Fox, CNN, Al Jazeera, TV One, BET, and NBC, as well as the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN). His courage and piercing insights provide a fascinating perspective seldom found in public discourse. Dr. Perry fearlessly speaks from the heart, which births unpredictability. He's the voice of a generation, a people's champion who has been fighting for disadvantaged children and families for thirty years. Passionate and surprisingly funny, Dr. Steve Perry is a man who is worthy of a listen.

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Education in America

Dr. Steve Perry, founder of Capital Preparatory Schools located in New York and Connecticut, where 100% of his graduating seniors are accepted to 4-year colleges and universities; U.S. News and World Report has cited his school as one of the top high schools in the country. Featured in CNN's Black in America series, Dr. Perry is one of the most talked about and innovative young educators on the scene today. He has also authored four books. His last book "Push Has Come to Shove, Getting Our Kids the Education They Deserve--Even If It Means Picking a Fight. If you’re a parent who has worried recently about how depressed your child seems when he dresses for school in the morning…or how little of what happens during the school day seems to sink into her brain… or how much of your child’s homework is busywork, you need this book. In this solution-oriented manifesto, Steve Perry covers the full range of issues holding back today’s students.  He shows parents how to find great teachers (and get rid of the bad ones)…how to make readers out of kids who hate to read…how to make the school curriculum thrilling rather than sleep-inducing…how to conduct an all-important education “home audit”… how to “e-organize” if school boards and administrators aren’t getting the message…how to build a “school of the future,” and much more.

Parents must have school choice and vouchers. A good teacher at the front of every classroom should be the number-one priority in public education. But the outdated employment practice called “teacher tenure” lets union leaders keep incompetent, troubled, and burnt-out teachers in the system while keeping out people committed to educating children.

Personal Responsibility

Dr. Steve Perry is a strong advocate of personal responsibility in all aspects of life. As a motivational speaker he emphasizes the social issues in the community with messages that aim at building up both the individual and the community so that our children can be better contributing members of society. His calls to action, personal responsibility and solutions. Man up Nobody is Coming to Save Us. Dr. Perry reaches heart of his audience to motivate change in themselves and their community. Among social issues Dr. Perry focuses on is the role of family and how it contributes to society, including the strengthening of each member. His experience as a social worker, principal and parent equips him to deal with the individual dynamics. And he proposes that positive solutions in strengthening the family will ultimately make for building a better, stronger community.

Effective Student Engagement

Dr. Perry knows in order for students to be successful in the competitive global economy, there must be a system in place to engage, develop and improve their performance. He will give simplistic and direct suggestions that any school system can go back to their classroom and implement tomorrow.

Closing the Achievement Gap

Dr. Perry spearheads a magnet school in Hartford, CT which has the largest achievement gap in the country. None the less with his "Hard Love & No Excuses" method his children are achieving and seeing improvements daily. He knows for sure Urban children have the same passion to achieve as their counter parts and he has constructed a way to instill these methods for results. Implementation steps and strategies are shared for the best solution to turn around learning and close the achievement gap for all urban, rural and suburban children.

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Huffington Post: Powerhouse Principal Dr. Steve Perry Shares His Thoughts

Article from Huffington Post by Earl Martin Phalen: CEO, Reach Out and Read & Founder, Summer Advantage USA Dr. Steve Perry is the founder of the phenomenal Capital...
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Steve Perry Interviews Arne Duncan On Need For Minority Teachers

America needs a more diverse teaching force, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan says. In an interview with CNN's Steve Perry, Duncan addressed the lack of minority and male...
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Steve Perry Talks Education with Larry King, Michelle Rhee & John Legend

Education leader and motivational teaching speaker Steve Perry was recently on Larry King Live to discuss the state of education. He was joined by musician John Legend and...
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CNN's 'Perry's Principles' Is Shaping Education

Educational leader Steve Perry's weekly CNN segment "Perry's Principles" on Anderson Cooper's AC360 is becoming one the news network's most talked about segments. Every week,...
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VIDEO: Principal Creating Buzz After CNN Special

Ever since being featured on CNN's Black in America 2 in July, Dr. Steve Perry has been creating buzz throughout the education community. Perry the principal of Capital Prep...
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