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Perrino Interviewed on Arlington News Network’s “SustainableScoop”

Falls Church, VA, June 18, 2015 --( Dr. Ralph Perrino was interviewed by Miriam Gennari on Arlington Weekly News’ “SustainableScoop” on June 3. Dr. Perrino was queried on a wide range of issues in education. Among them were technological change and its impact on the tutoring process; the importance of recognizing that the fundamentals of education will always apply, regardless of changing technologies; the process by which Northern Virginia Tutoring Service selects its tutoring staff; and, the critical importance of taking a proactive approach to tutoring, rather than a reactive approach. This, according to Dr. Perrino, is particularly critical during the summer months when students and parents tend to retreat from the education process. That approach, in the words of Dr. Perrino is “the wrong approach.” He stated, “Parents who take a proactive approach and students who take a proactive approach are far better off.”

Dr. Perrino pointed out that many of the issues facing the field of education today are contained and analyzed in his book, “Issues, Strategies, and Concerns in Education Today: A Collection of Essays” and he encouraged listeners to read it.

The full interview can be seen at

Dr. Perrino is currently an Associate Professor of Behavioral Science at Northern Virginia Community College where he has taught sociology, political science and business management since 1986. The author of Issues, Strategies, and Concerns in Education Today: A Collection of Essays, as well as essays in professional journals and magazines, Dr. Perrino has prepared numerous position papers, management studies, and critical analyses of current issues in education. He has extensive experience working with parents, school officials and civic groups to resolve difficult problems associated with academic achievement.

Dr. Perrino has served as both President of the Board of Washington Independent Services for Educational Resources (WISER) and Chairman of the Board of the Greater Falls Church Chamber of Commerce. He is currently Vice-President of the Board of the Fairfax Partnership for Youth, Board member of Friends of Arlington's David M. Brown Planetarium and a member of the Falls Church City Education Foundation, Falls Church Public Schools Business in Education Program, and the Arlington Public Schools Partners in Education Program. Dr. Perrino has also been awarded the prestigious NVCC Education Foundation Outstanding Service to the College Award for 2012.

For a media copy of the book, please contact Dr. Perrino.
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