Our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy have changed. We think you'll like them better this way.

The Perkins Platform

The Perkins Platform


Follow This Show

Stay in the know about new episodes and updates.
This show features the opinons and experiences of international leaders in education focusing on the challenges and promise of providing quality education to all.

On-Demand Episodes

This month, we are pleased to have with us Dr. Charles Temple. Charlie Temple is Kinghorn Professor of Global Education at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York, where he teaches courses in literacy education,... more

Join us on Wednesday, January 11 for a conversation on leadership in today's schoolhouse with Dr. George Theoharis. George Theoharis is Professor and Department Chair for the Teaching and Leadership Department at Syracuse... more

Our December show will share some new findings on what happens to student preparation in preK during their elementary experience. Our special guest is Dr. Dale Clark Farran. Dale Clark Farran is a professor in the departments... more

Join us with our special guest Sam Brinson dialing in live from Uruguay! ?Education isn't something you can finish,? once quipped Isaac Asimov, a point that rings true now more than ever. We're reveling in information nirvana while... more

Join us for what promises to be one of our most engaging shows ever. Discourse about politics and the political arena have almost become taboo in our public schools. Our guest in September will explain why we should engage our schools... more

American schools have long been scheduled around an abandond agrarian life-style. Our guest is part of a national movement to adjust school start times that are developmentally appropriate. Dr. Kyla Wahlstrom is a Senior... more

This week's show will be a dynamic review of the guests that appeared on the show and what some of the most important take-aways are. We will have a cadre of education leadership professionals joining Dr. Perkins in his studio live... more

Join us on June 15 for a show to explore a increasingly explore question on whether or not the race of the teacher and principal impact student and school performance. Our guest is Dr. Jason Grissom from Vanderbilt University. Jason... more

The expert opinions on the benefits of diverse classrooms are spilt. Some studies demonstrate student progress in racially isolated classrooms while others demonstrate great benefit to diverse settings. Our guest this month, Dr. Amy... more

April promises to bring a dynamic show for us on the 13th. Paul J. Zak is a scientist, prolific author, and public speaker. His book The Moral Molecule: The Source of Love and Prosperity was published in 2012 and was a finalist for the... more