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St. Paul's Successful Hip-Hop School

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 22, 2011

In the wake of the collapse of Portland's REAL Prep hip-hop charter school, we look at a school that made the idea work in St. Paul, Minnesota.

What happened to REAL Prep?

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 20, 2011

This month, the plug was pulled on a charter school expected to open in Portland on September 12. The school was called REAL Prep Charter Academy, and was focused on educating students through the recording arts and entertainment industry. The last-minute closure has left people wondering: what happened?