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TRU Skool: Shango Blake"Dancing With the Stars"w.Kim Dudley

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Host Shango Blake Topic Dancing With the Stars

Learn about how Kim (Carter) Dudley , a teacher within The New York City Department of Education developed a dance program that raised student achievement and character development of countless students under her tutelage; leading to national recognition on HBO and an increased number of students being accepted into specialized and performing arts high Schools.

The T.R.U. SKOOL movement (Teaching Reading Uniquely/To reverse underperformance).T.R.U. SKOOL is here now let's be clear our impact will be enormous. Shango Blake shares insights and model(s) for educational reform. Dubbed The Hip Hop Principal he has taken Hip Hop and channeled it into a tool to get young students excited about education while building their self-esteem and confidence. A project-based model for teaching valuable skills and lessons was extended from the classroom to practical application. The result was not only a student-created music video that screened at the Tribeca Film Festival, but students learned to use their passion to focus on education; self-respect and determination. They were honored for their accomplishment. The project was unparalleled with unique teaching methods, projects, and programs. A formerly at-risk school experienced skyrocketing test scores and decreased violence.

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