99 Problems and SATs Ain't One: How Hip-Hop Literacy Programs Improve Student Reading Skills

A growing group of teachers is using hip-hop to improve students' understanding of U.S. history concepts and knowledge of SAT-level vocabulary. Austin Martin, who developed Rhymes for Reason, hopes that his program and others "will help show that hip-hop—and by extension AAVE [African American Vernacular English]—is a valid and useful educational tool."

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