Steven Van Zandt’s Educational Project Aims to Lower Dropout Rate – Spectrum News 1

There is no denying that Rock music has been instrumental in shaping American culture. Using his fame and platform, E Street Band guitarist, Steven Van Zandt is leading an initiative designed to empower teachers and engage students through popular music, with the aim of lowering the dropout rate.

Orangethorpe Elementary School in Fullerton, California is the first campus to partner with TeachRock. Students in a kindergarten to third grade were glued to the TV screen showing a video of a TeachRock lesson plan led by teachers Pam Keller, Nancy Archer and Jen Alonzo.

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