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Rapper Common Donates $10K for Supplies to Harlem School of the Arts | Atlanta Black Star NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar and Grammy winner Common surprised a group of New York students by donating $10,000 to help their teachers buy supplies like calculators and science kits.



The rapper-actor partnered with the nonprofit AdoptAClassroom.org and Burlington Stores to give Renaissance School of the Arts in Harlem the funds on Thursday. Students cheered loudly after they learned the musician was at their school.

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Renaissance School of the Arts offers a curriculum that focuses on core content academics and the arts. The curriculum combines rigorous academic instruction and arts study and exposure which afford every one of our students the opportunity for high academic success.

Every child will be invited to participate in an area of arts exposure. They will then be provided with instruction from both our staff and our partnership teachers in their area of discovery.

One of the unique aspects of this school is its instructional model which includes cross-content, cross-discipline planning and instruction. Once a week, students are taught by a team of teachers who have planned a unit that allows students to demonstrate their learning across several content areas. (Website).