The Rock and Roll Forever Foundation was established by Steven Van Zandt, guitarist for Bruce Springsteen and actor in the Sopranos TV series. Back in 2007, Steven discussed with the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) his ideas on how use music to address the high drop-out rates afflicting American public schools. Believing that student engagement is a significant facet of the crisis, he conceived a curriculum based around popular music, a subject that connects with student interest and passion.
Rock and Roll: An American Story (RRAS) is the Foundation’s national middle and high school curriculum initiative. Created to address the challenges of an environment in which schools face cuts to arts funding, RRAS includes arts-driven materials designed to keep students engaged and in school. Their groundbreaking curriculum is available at no cost to educators. Launched in Fall 2013, the website offers new lesson plans and teaching resources on a monthly basis.
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