In Huffington Post, Tyson ’13M Explains How Hip-Hop Can Save Schools

November 4, 2015

By Cynthia Dagnal-Myron for Huffington Post published November 2, 2015

Source: Could Hip-Hop Culture Save Our Schools? Stephen J. Tyson, Nephew of Neil, Explains How

Stephen J. Tyson Jr. ’13M was profiled in the Huffington Post on Nov. 2 in an article detailing Tyson’s ideas on the political and social applications of hip-hop, based on a recent appearance at the Apollo Theater with Tyson’s uncle, astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson. Citing artists in Syria, Palestine, and the U.S. who use the art form to highlight social issues, Tyson explains how hip-hop is an integral part of students’ lives that educators could use to help students connect to the lessons.

Tyson, who is pursuing an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and earned a Master of Arts in International Peace and Conflict Resolution at Arcadia, is co-founder of JusListen Entertainment, an organization that encourages youth to explore peace, unity, love, and having fun through music, film, poetry, and youth workshops. Tyson also founded the Arcadia chapter of IMPACT (Intelligent Men-of-color Purposefully Accomplishing College Together), which he co-founded at Franklin and Marshall College as an undergraduate student.

This could be a first step toward developing a stronger sense of understanding and respect for one another in the classroom, allowing teachers to tie in the goals, objectives, and lessons of the classroom to potential 'real world' situations.

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