TeachRock & Milwaukee Public Schools Make Music a Path to Civics-Success and Graduation

In 2017, the state of Wisconsin enacted a new Civics requirement: All students must pass the U.S. Citizenship Exam to receive their high school diploma.  Passing the 100 question test has become an obstacle to graduation for many students.  So teachers and key leaders at Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) hatched a plan–use TeachRock resources to make Civics engaging and help …

Rock Star Van Zandt Helping Connecticut Students Re-engage

Connecticut is turning to music in an effort to get kids more interested in school and help combat the learning loss suffered during the pandemic. Governor Ned Lamont and state education officials announced Tuesday that Connecticut’s public schools will be integrating a curriculum called TeachRock, the brainchild of Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Steven Van Zandt and his nonprofit …

Steven Van Zandt Plans Holiday Fundraiser With Eddie Vedder, Margo Price, More – Rolling Stone

DECEMBER 9, 2020 11:25AM ET On December 21st, Van Zandt and TeachRock will present Stand With Teachers, an hour-long event featuring performances by Eddie Vedder and Margo Price. Others slated to appear include Steven’s wife Maureen Van Zandt plus their Sopranos colleagues Steve Buscemi and Vincent Pastore, along with Whoopi Goldberg, Melle Mel of Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Tom Morello, Edward Norton, …

What It Means To Be Indigenous on Thanksgiving since 1621

PJ Vegas is a singer, rapper, songwriter and producer from Los Angeles, CA and of Yoeme (Yaqui) heritage. He won a 2017 MTV VMA award for Best Video with a Message and was awarded a 2018 Native American Music Award for Best Independent Single. His father Pat Vegas is the bassist, guitarist and vocalist of Redbone, whose 1974 hit “Come …

Rock N Roll Rebel Steven Van Zandt – Forbes Q&A

Aug 2, 2020 …So when the aptly named rock and roll rebel speaks everyone should listen with an open mind and pay close attention. Steve Baltin: What was the last show you saw before things shut down? Steve Van Zandt: I was in L.A. right before things shut down visiting a partner school for our history curriculum, Orangethorpe. One of …

New York Edge Partners with TeachRock

New York Edge partners with Steven Van Zandt’s Rock and Roll Forever Foundation to provide NYC students with enrichment programming amid Coronavirus school closures New York, NY – April 2, 2020 – New York City public school students from New York Edge – the largest provider of afterschool programming in the City – will now have access to free afterschool …

TeachRock Partner School Program Begins!

TeachRock Partner School Program Begins! Thousands of years ago, Ancient Greek Philosopher Plato said, “Music is a more potent instrument than any other for education,” He was so right! When teachers utilize Arts Integration as a tool for student engagement and academic achievement, the results are amazing! Our TeachRock Lessons combine the best strategies in arts integration with outstanding academic …

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.  …

TeachRock ON TOUR!

After the Foundation promoted their recent special project collective, RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked The World, at SXSWEdu, it was time to hit the road! As Little Steven and The Disciples of Soul wrapped up their 2017 tour dates, they decided to make their 2018 leg of the tour special. The band deemed their 2018 dates The Teacher Appreciation Tour, …