Atlanta, Ga. – December 7, 2016: The Ron Clark Academy (RCA) has received a $30,000 grant from the Comcast Foundation to help support its Experience Educator Training Program.
The grant will support RCA’s teacher training initiative, which provides one and two-day instructional sessions. Visiting educators engage in a vibrant professional development experience by observing best practices in action before participating in hands-on workshops. In the past nine years, more than 38,000 superintendents, district level administrators, and teachers from 42 states and 22 countries have participated in the RCA Experience to learn better ways to engage students, promote academic rigor, and create a climate and culture that promotes success.
“The Ron Clark Academy is proud and honored to continue our partnership with Comcast,” said RCA cofounder and executive director Kim Bearden. “They share our passion for education, and they are committed to supporting digital access to all children. We see them as champions for teaching and learning, and we applaud their continued commitment to help children succeed.”
The Atlanta-based Ron Clark Academy has received both national and international recognition for its success in educating students with academic rigor, passion, and creativity balanced by a strict code of discipline. Their students represent various socio-economic and academic backgrounds and communities from across the metro region.
“We are excited to continue our strong tradition of supporting the Ron Clark Academy,” said Andy Macke, Vice President of External Affairs at Comcast. “Our grant will support their mission of incorporating innovation and technology in the classroom to evolve the teaching and learning experience.”
Since 2011, Comcast and the Comcast Foundation have dedicated more than $240 million in cash and in-kind support to fund digital readiness initiatives nationwide, reaching nearly 3.2 million people through non-profit, digital literacy partners.