Hip-hop artist, Columbia professor team up for science education

11/19/2012 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

To generate more interest and higher achievement in science among African-American and Hispanic students in New York City, hip-hop artist GZA of the group Wu-Tang Clan and Columbia University professor Christopher Emdin are launching a pilot program in conjunction with the website Rap Genius that will use hip-hop to teach science. Their goal is to use musical lyrics to convey scientific concepts and engage students in coming up with their own lyrics based on classroom material.

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