« Obama Hosting Science Fair as Part of STEM Education Push | Main | Implementing the Common Standards: Experts Weigh In »

TV Show 'Glee' Inspires a New Generation of School Groups

Here's a fun little item: It seems that the Emmy-nominated TV show "Glee" is inspiring a surge in the popularity of school-based glee clubs, according to an Associated Press story.

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Glee.JPG

The article highlights several schools in Delaware that have started such clubs recently, spurred by the TV program.

The music director at Newark Charter School told the AP that the show, about an Ohio high school glee club and its misfit members, has generated enthusiasm among students who now think choruses and glee clubs are cool.

Gregory McKinnon, 12, said he auditioned for and joined the glee club at Talley Middle School because he enjoys singing and has been complimented on his voice for years,

"I never really believed it," he was quoted as saying, "but being one of the four boys, I kinda have to."

Photo from a recent episode of "Glee" provided by Fox Broadcasting Company.

Notice: We recently upgraded our comments. (Learn more here.) If you are logged in as a subscriber or registered user and already have a Display Name on edweek.org, you can post comments. If you do not already have a Display Name, please create one here.
Ground Rules for Posting
We encourage lively debate, but please be respectful of others. Profanity and personal attacks are prohibited. By commenting, you are agreeing to abide by our user agreement.
All comments are public.

Follow This Blog


Most Viewed on Education Week



Recent Comments