A NEW WAY TO TEACH AND LEARN

MIDDLE SCHOOL ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT


In middle schools, Fresh Ed is a professional development program that trains teachers to use youth culture and arts-based strategies to increase engagement and boost student success in ELA and Social Studies. We ask students to not only listen to and analyze our specially designed, standards-based music, but to also remix those songs and create their own. While students are reinterpreting the work of master artists, they are actively developing their own unique artistic voice, thereby increasing fluency in the academic content. Fresh Ed’s comprehensive effort to improve teaching and learning through culturally responsive pedagogy and song-writing, drastically alters the vision of what a classroom can look and sound like, preparing students to meet and beat their standardized exams.

HIGH SCHOOL TEST PREP


In New York City high school, Fresh Ed harnesses the power of Hip-Hop music and culture to help students who have failed the Regents Exam to beat the test. Fresh Ed's Masters of Curriculum (MCs) partner with teachers to engage students in standards-aligned curricula that positions youth culture at the center of the classroom. At the core of our test prep program is our academic-based music where by frequently listening to the songs increases participants chances of passing the test. Participants leave with the core competencies, self-efficacy, and confidence necessary for high school graduation and college-readiness.

MEET THE TEAM

Philip Courtney, CEO and Katrena Perou, Director of Programs

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