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Published on Mar 21, 2011
Dr. Steve Perry, Ed.D., M.S.W. speaks at the lunchtime keyonote presentation at the 2011 Black Business Student Forum (BBSF) Conference at the Darden School. The topic of this year's conference was "Education in the New Economy." Recorded February 25, 2011.
Featured in CNN's Black in America series, Dr. Perry is the founder and principal of what U.S. News and World Reports has cited as one of the top high schools in the country, Capital Preparatory Magnet School in Hartford, Connecticut. The school has sent 100% of its low-income, minority, first generation high school graduates to four-year colleges every year since its inception in 2004.
Dr. Perry has authored four books, his latest, Raggedy Schools: The Untold Truth, focuses on the state of urban education in America. Perry offers the why's, what's and finally the how solutions for closing the achievement gap; his theories are exemplified in his own school.
Dr. Perry is currently an Education Contributor for CNN.