See the WDRB-TV story here:
The N&T and the CJ also have print versions of the story.
According to the N&T article:
“This is not another Prosser, and I always use that phrase when I answer the question. It is not a vocational education school,” Knott [Dr. Kim Knott, CCSC superintendent] said. “It is a high tech school; we will use technology on a regular basis. It is a school where students create problems and solve problems using that technology.”
Students will use problem-based projects to learn under the direction of teachers, but students will play a big role in determining the school’s rules and other aspects of its culture.
“It’s not for all students, but we understand it will be for many students,” Knott said. “It truly will be about teaching that engages all students, using technology that allows students to solve very complex problems in a culture that empowers them to believe that they can accomplish anything that they choose.”
The new school will use a portion of the old Value City Department Store building on Eastern Blvd, thus helping preserve part of a building that contributed to the establishment of Clarksville as a major retail hub. Unfortunately, a large portion of the building will be torn down.
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