Fresh Ed: Teaching students through hip-hop

Fresh Ed Professor James Miles and NPR Education Blogger Anya Kamenetz (Video Screengrab)

May 26, 2016

Earlier this week, NPR Education reporter Anya Kamenetz visited Gateway Intermediate School in Brooklyn N.Y. She talked with James Miles about Fresh Ed — described by Miles as "a professional development program designed to boost student achievement in middle school ELA [English Language Arts] and Social Studies."

In the streaming Facebook video, we see Fresh Ed in action. In one classroom, Toni Williams (one of  Fresh Ed's "Masters of Curriculum") helps students write their own raps about fairy tales and their origins. In another classroom, Fresh Ed MCs teach students about engineering, videography, and dance as they make their own recordings.

Learn more about Fresh Ed in the video below.