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Teachers at the Maya Angelou Academy in Laurel, Maryland refer to their students as scholars, reward personal and scholastic successes, and do it all within the confines of a juvenile correctional facility.
The school is the brainchild of James Forman, Jr., and David Domenici. The two men transformed education in the correctional facility from a culture of punishment and violence into a culture of therapy and high expectations.
Editor's Note: Rock Center Special Correspondent Chelsea Clinton's full ‘Making a Difference’ report airs Thursday, July 5 at 10pm/9c on NBC’s Rock Center with Brian Williams.