Dr. Steve Perry questions the motives of the NAACP's Board of Directors in calling for a moratorium on charter school expansion.

No new charter schools. That’s the request from the NAACP. The historic and iconic civil rights organization has approved a resolution calling for a moratorium on the expansion of Charter Schools in America. The resolution states in part: “Charter schools have contributed to the increased segregation rather than diverse integration of our public school system… “Weak oversight […]

Educator and author Chris Emdin has some practical advice for teachers who want to more effectively teach and reach Black students and has detailed these practices in his new book, "For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood and the Rest of Y'all too: Reality Pedagogy and Urban Education."

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Dr. Steve Perry is a man on mission — a mission to help educate African-American youth. According to www.WeareCapitalPrep.org, the goal is simple — provide students “with an enriching and invigorating educational experience. With a focus on academic rigor and achievement.” Now on the heels of opening Capital Preparatory Harbor School in Bridgeport, CT, Perry is preparing […]

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Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) joined Roland Martin Tuesday on “NewsOne Now” for an exclusive interview to discuss education in America and the Choice Act. The Choice Act will expand the options given to families when it comes to educating their children. Sen. Scott, the first Black senator elected from the South since Reconstruction, is a […]

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For nearly 40 years, University of Phoenix (UOPX) has been helping working adults attain their education and career goals. To continue this support, we are providing 40 new full-tuition scholarships for those who are chasing dreams bigger than themselves. This new scholarship program is another step toward meeting the needs of our communities through greater involvement […]


Despite fears there will be a decline in black votership this year, polling of early voters shows room for hope. The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that African-Americans make up 33.1 percent of early votes cast in Georgia; nearly matching the percentage of early votes when President Obama ran for re-election in 2012.The figures, which were provided […]

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Dr. Steve Perry, Karen Carter Peterson, John Hope Bryant talked with Roland Martin on the Empowerment Stage during this year’s “Essence” Festival. Dr. Perry explained the problems facing minority students in our education system and the panel offered solutions to help our youth. Listen to the entire debate below. Be sure to listen to “NewsOne Now” with Roland Martin, weekdays […]

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In a shocking exposé, it was revealed that PS 106 in Far Rockaway, Queens, is New York City’s worst school. Students are reportedly left without books for reading, writing, and math, and they spend most of their days watching movies. There aren’t reportedly any gym, music, or art classes either. Learning disabled children don’t have […]

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What should we make of the latest indicator of how our children are performing in reading and math? As reported, results from the 2013 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as the “Nation’s Report Card,” showed incremental growth  in both reading and math performance since 2011. Educator Dr. Steve Perry (host of TV One’s “Save My Son“) spoke […]