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The Perkins Perspective: This Year in Education

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As the Perkins Platform wraps up its first year of programming, Dr. Perkins will spend the next installment reflecting on the year of events in education and its impact on leadership.  He will offer his critical perspective on policy and practice strategies for consideration by the education community.  Join us for a solutions-based expert opinion on improving education outcomes.

Dr. Perkins is the Director of the Urban Education Leadership Program at Columbia University Teachers College Department of Organization and Leadership.   In the past two years, Dr. Perkins has reorganized the UELP under a dynamic new conceptual framework.  He also directs the Superintendent’s Work Conference (started in 1941) at Teachers College. Dr. Perkins is a distinguished Yale alumnus and was named a Timothy Dwight Fellow in 2004. He was a member of the research faculty at the Yale University School of Medicine.  Dr. Perkins was an instructor in the Yale University Department of Chemistry and was awarded the distinguished teaching award for instruction in Inorganic Chemistry Problems. He has served as a consultant to school districts throughout the U.S., Brazil, Thailand, the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of South Africa. Dr. Perkins is a visiting professor at the University of Pretoria in South Africa. Dr. Perkins was the President of the New Haven (CT) Board of Education where he served for 11 years.  He also served for four years on the Board of Directors of the National School Boards Association.  Dr. Perkins served two terms as national chair for CUBE: Council of Urban Boards of Education and was the chair for the National Black Caucus of School Board Members. 

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