Atlantic City Students Win 2018 Student Film Fest

In early 2018, the Rock and Roll Forever Foundation partnered with New Jersey School Boards Association to develop the first-ever TeachRock Hometown Documentaries Student Film Festival. High schoolers from across the state were tasked with investigating the local histories of their respective towns and telling these stories in the documentary format, with music serving as the cornerstone to each story.  …

RUMBLE Panel at SXSWedu 2018

The award-winning documentary RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World tells the story of a profound, essential, and, until now, missing chapter in the history of American music: the Indigenous influence. The Rock and Roll Forever Foundation is helping bring that story to American classrooms with five, standards-aligned RUMBLE lesson plans. At the 2018 SXSWEdu conference in Austin, Texas, the …

Collaboration with NJ School Boards Association on Arts Curriculum

NEW YORK, May 19, 2017-Steven Van Zandt’s Rock and Roll Forever Foundation and the New Jersey School Boards Association today announced a collaboration to provide teachers and administrators in New Jersey’s public school districts with access to arts-based, STEAM-aligned professional development and a wealth of educational materials, free of charge. Even though the announcement comes only days after Van Zandt …

Founder Stevie Van Zandt Receives Honorary Doctorate from Rutgers

On Sunday May 14, 2017, Rock and Roll Forever Foundation founder Stevie Van Zandt received an honorary doctorate from Rutgers University. In his commencement address, Van Zandt stressed the importance of the kind of arts education his TeachRock project helps provide, telling graduates, “We are the only country in the world where art is considered a luxury. You are going …