The idea behind Flocabulary’s “The Week In Rap” is to turn kids onto the news by making it accessible and understandable. Cofounders Blake Harrison and Alex Rappaport spoke with CBSNews.com to explain the concept. “The idea with this was to get students more engaged with current events and them interested in what’s happening in the world around them,” Rappaport explained. “One thing that Flocabulary is doing is we’re not only changing how kids are learning in school, but we are contributing to hip hop in certain ways by creating something that’s positive and encourages kids to learn more.” Watch the report below.
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