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University teaches how to use hip hop in class

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Yo, check this out.

A workshop at the University of Wisconsin-Madison this summer instructs teachers and others how to use hip hop in the classroom.

The Hip-Hop Educator and Community Leader Training Institute planned for July 7 through July 11 is in its fifth year. The registration deadline is May 18.

Institute director Michael Cirelli says using hip hop in the classroom is vital because the next generation of scholars and leaders can relate to it and it makes that culture relevant.

He says the workshop gives teachers an opportunity to build their understanding, accountability and curricula with the top practitioners across the country.

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