Using Hip Hop and Rap to Close the Achievement Gap

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Dr. Regina Rei Lamourelle with Blake Harrison, Alex Rappaport and Sue Blaney

Can hip hop music become a powerful and effective way to engage teens and help them learn? Should parents and teachers be concerned about the gang culture associated rap music? Tune in and learn about an innovate program of teaching with rap music that is producing encouraging results.

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May 8, 2009
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Alex Rappaport co-founded Flocabulary in 2004 to teach students using rap music. Alex has also been the executive producer for Flocabulary’s catalog of music. Blake Harrison, founder/creative director, graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2003 with a degree in English. Sue Blaney is an award-winning author, speaker, and publisher specializing in supporting parents in successfully raising teenagers. Sue created Please Stop the Rollercoaster!: How Parents of Teenagers Can Smooth Out the Ride, a parent discussion group program in a book.
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