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Andre Perry

Dr. Andre Perry, a contributing writer, is a David M. Rubenstein Fellow at The Brookings Institution. Perry was the founding dean of urban education at Davenport University in Grand Rapids, Mich. Previously, Perry worked in both academic and administrative capacities, most notably as CEO of the Capital One-University of New Orleans Charter Network, which consisted of four charter schools in New Orleans. A native of Pittsburgh, Perry earned his Ph.D. in education policy and leadership from the University of Maryland-College Park. Perry’s views have been featured on NBC, National Public Radio, Al Jazeera America, GOOD Magazine, TheGriot.com, The New Republic and CNN. In 2011, UNO Press released his book, The Garden Path: The Miseducation of a City.

Recent Stories

Fifth graders Davonayshia Hollis, left, and Denaya Rippey, review a group entrepreneurial project for a parent-approved music device, developed in a mentorship program, Thursday May 19, 2016, at Brooklyn's P.S. 307 in New York. Startups and established tech companies are providing a crash course in entrepreneurship, sending engineers and designers into public schools to mentor students.

Not enough students have mentors, and we must change that

Internship programs that pair students with employers can help bridge the gap

Judge Brett Kavanaugh testifies during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on his nomination be an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, on Capitol Hill September 27, 2018 in Washington, DC. A professor at Palo Alto University and a research psychologist at the Stanford University School of Medicine, Ford has accused Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her during a party in 1982 when they were high school students in suburban Maryland.

Brett Kavanaugh’s character cannot be found in his résumé

Schools need to educate our sons and daughters that no means no

The new movie Night School passes my test

Students with special needs deserve respect and jobs like everyone else

The voucher program we really need is not for school — it’s for after

Betsy DeVos can better serve working parents by supporting their aftercare needs

Striking Tacoma Teachers walk a picket line, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, in front of Lincoln High School in Tacoma, Wash. Fights over teacher salaries and work conditions are escalating along the West Coast, and the disputes are particularly acute in Washington, a state that has infused at least $1 billion for teacher pay to resolve a long-running court battle.

Teachers of the world, unite. You have nothing to lose but your pain!

Strikes can help ensure class cabinets are fully stocked

Textbook prices

Nothing says welcome to college like exorbitant textbook prices

When the cost of a textbook could feed a family of four for a week

U.S. President Donald Trump listens to then-Director of Communications for the White House Public Liaison Office Omarosa Manigault during an event in the Oval Office of the White House October 24, 2017 in Washington, DC.

Good teachers use the N-word

But it's how they use it that makes all the difference

The invisible signs to look for on the first day of school

Hunger and homelessness hamper kids’ ability to learn

LeBron James speaks at the opening ceremony for the I Promise School in Akron, Ohio, Monday, July 30, 2018. The I Promise School is supported by the The LeBron James Family Foundation and is run by the Akron Public Schools.

LeBron is dishing out assists to a local school district in Ohio

The basketball player opens his I Promise school to widespread applause

Clusters of black science majors offer a map for future investment

Businesses should pay attention to black communities’ growth in cities

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