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John Legend, National Writing Project Celebrate Innovative Educators Through LRNG Partnership

Publication: Media Planet
Date: August 26, 2015

Summary: Inspired by influential teachers in his own life, Grammy-winning singer-songwriter John Legend discusses his partnership with the National Writing Project in the LRNG Innovation Challenges. LRNG was created to celebrate, elevate, and support innovative educators in and out of school. This article appeared in USA Today's weekend edition (8/29/15) in Los Angeles, New York, and Washington DC/Baltimore as part of a "Future of Education" feature.


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The 'All of Me' singer is working with the LRNG Innovation Challenge, a grant competition initiative, led by the MacArthur Foundation and the National Writing Project and Legend's Show Me Campaign, which aims to use education to break the cycle of poverty.

LRNG (pronounced 'learning') is focused on celebrating, elevating and supporting teachers.

Through the LRNG Challenge, teachers who focus on creating time and space for deeper learning receive grant money to work on educational projects that are innovative and stimulating for students and other teachers."

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