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Drawing upon her interest in hip-hop, teacher Lauren Leigh Kelly created “Hip-Hop Literature and Culture,” an English course in which students discuss hip-hop texts—including songs, films, and music videos—to explore constructions of gender, race and self.
—Mark Abramson for Education Week

English Teacher's Hip-Hop Curriculum Gets Students Writing

Lauren Leigh Kelly's Hip-Hop Literature and Culture Class uses hip-hop texts as a means to develop students' media-literacy and critical-analysis skills. (June 20, 2016)

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Art in Action trains parents in 19 states to teach art in schools that have cut the subject from the curriculum.
April 27, 2016 – Education Week
Project-based learning can help teachers break down artificial barriers between subject areas, between “hard skills” and “soft skills,” and between the classroom and the real world, Kathleen Melville writes.
April 26, 2016 – Teacher
Researchers at the recent American Educational Research Association summit discussed findings on socioeconomic disparities in how K-12 technology is used, and ed-tech's potential as a tool for social justice.
April 20, 2016 – Education Week
After years of steady decline, the number of school-age students covered under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act has swung upward since the 2011-12 school year, an Education Week analysis shows.
April 20, 2016 – Education Week
Students can learn subject matter that might conflict with their religion without it compromising their beliefs, write professors Adam Laats and Harvey Siegel.
April 20, 2016 – Education Week
Students in AP art history classes are now exposed to a much wider range of artworks from different cultures as part of a revision of the curriculum.
April 27, 2016 – Education Week
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is generating a huge online following of young people through its irreverent use of social networking tools.
April 15, 2016 – Education Week
Meaghan Hanrahan Dobson, an English teacher at an alternative high school, says schools do a disservice to struggling students by denying them opportunities for authentic reading experiences.
April 13, 2016 – Teacher
California's second-largest district is recruiting nearly 2,000 minority and low-income students it says should be in Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate courses.
April 13, 2016 – Education Week
A panel of educators, advocates, and others are seeking to hash out the best approach to regulating under the Every Student Succeeds Act.
March 30, 2016 – Education Week

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