Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Igniting Passion for Science in kids

Stan White is a hero:
Every student at 112th Street Elementary is poor enough to qualify for subsidized meals. Most of the students live in Nickerson Gardens, a housing project known for being violent and gang-infested. Many come from single-parent families or are in foster care. The school is 62% Latino and 38% African American, and more than half of the students are learning English as a second language.

Yet teachers and parents say the school has become a place where good things are happening.

Things like science.

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