An 11Alive Special on The Ron Clark Academy airs Saturday, July 17 at 8:00p.m.
11Alive's Donna Lowry has covered The Ron Clark Academy since before it opened and served as the Mistress of Ceremonies for their Max Mara Fundraiser.
ATLANTA -- The news is filled with stories on the problems in schools.
11Alive News presented something different on July 17.
The Education of Dreams is the story of a school built to inspire and defy expectations, The Ron Clark Academy.
Recently, the school graduated its first class of 8th graders, and they snagged more than $800,000 in scholarships.
One of the techniques the school uses to help kids is allowing them to teach a class.
11Alive Kids and Schools Reporter Donna Lowry and Photojournalist Kathy Bourn have covered the story The Ron Clark Academy since before it opened.
They take an in-depth look at this inspiring school in the 11Alive News Special The Education of Dreams.