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November 17th, 2011
04:52 PM ET

A 'gentlemen's club' for the classroom

It’s not just about being polite. Principal Ronnie Sims tells CNN’s Christine Romans that his school’s ‘gentlemen’s club’ helps students focus and achieve better grades.

The 6-year-old program atDetroit’sBrendaScottAcademyteaches boys to overcome distractions and gain confidence. Two weeks ago, Sims started a ‘ladies’ club’, which has received 120 signups.

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