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Hit musical resonates with students

On Board Online • July 25, 2016

By Gayle Simidian
Research Analyst

A new generation of American students is tuning in to the revolutionary ideas of our nation's founding fathers, thanks to Hamilton: An American Musical.

The smash-hit Broadway musical reenacts high-minded debates in the cadence of hip-hop. For instance, a debate on whether America should provide military support to France after the French Revolution is summarized as a battle rap between Thomas Jefferson and the title character, Alexander Hamilton. The latter chants:

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New learning standards being developed in New York State are likely to be similar to the Common Core standards they will replace, according to NYSSBA's latest research report.



 



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