Nov
07

Hip-hop high school organizers face tough questions from school board | OregonLive.com

The song recorded by three students told personal stories of how hip-hop influenced and inspired their lives: “We are the music, the culture, we are the dance,” the chorus rang out. “Join us, together, our efforts can heal our land.” The audience clapped, and nearly 10 community members, artists, parents and students spoke to Portland … Continue reading »

Nov
05

District gets ‘tight’ with hip hop charter plan

BY JENNIFER ANDERSON The Portland Tribune, Nov 5, 2009 (7 Reader comments) JAIME VALDEZ / TRIBUNE PHOTO Erica Jayasuriya, backer of a proposed recording arts charter high school, shows her son and three of his friends a copy of the school’s “anthem” before a recent public hearing before a Portland Public Schools committee. The boys, … Continue reading »

Nov
05

Recent stories spark questions about hip-hop and education | OregonLive.com

Recent stories spark questions about hip-hop and education | OregonLive.com.