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October 3rd, 2009
04:37 PM ET

Making a Lasting Impression on Students

It is a school that makes kids want to learn. The innovative techniques used at the Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta has educators across the country wanting to do the same. Our T.J. Holmes took a tour of the school to see what makes it stand out from the rest.

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  1. Dana

    I noticed the children are smiling all the time, happy and willing to learn. I also noticed that the young men did not sag their uniform pants like so many schools do that wear uniforms. I have noticed our state training schools where education should be key, the students sag their uniform pants and academics is obviously not key. That's why they re-offend. Public school should take a good look at this program and weep because they don't have the spirit and guts to change their curriculums which are not working. The teachers look like they are saying thank God I'm allowed to teach! Good Job! Ron Clarke Academy. God Bless all of you for showing the nation truth to power.

    October 4, 2009 at 5:46 am |
  2. Keith Colovos

    It took all this time to start to realize that there are many different ways to absorb and retain information. It just amazes me how school children can walk around and recite any song that plays on the radio or internet, or what they learn on the play ground, but can't seem to remember half the stuff they learn in school.
    Teachers and schools like Ron Clarke Academy should be proud to be able to have figured out a way to make learning more retain able to children, and thinking outside the box, in order to adapt a curriculum that embraces the modern child's interests.
    The question i have, is will they be able to reform if a child's way of learning changes in the future. Stay vigilant, and don't get complacent.

    October 5, 2009 at 2:05 pm |