Students at Knowledge Is Power Program charter schools nationwide use hip-hop music to help them remember academic lessons, and at a KIPP school in Tennessee, educators are recording the students' raps so they can be downloaded to digital music players -- a trend that could catch on at other KIPP schools. "Repetitive sounds and music have been part of learning, way back to e-i-e-i-o," Ken Steorts, founder and president of Visible School, which is partnering with KIPP to produce the students' songs.

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