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Seventh graders at Ron Clark Academy became an overnight sensation during the presidential election when their YouTube performance of "You Can Vote However You Like" catapulted them to online stardom.

Now, their creative and scholastic talents have proved the students to be more than just "one hit wonders."

Academy students showcased their poetry and writings for CNN's documentary "Black in America 2," hosted by Soledad O'Brien.

Cultivating student creativity is just one of the goals of academy founder Ron Clark, an enigmatic educator known for his unconventional teaching methods.

Under his strict tutelage, students at Ron Clark -- who are predominantly African-American -- are expected to excel in all subjects and maintain a high standard of respect for their peers and teachers. Read full article »

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