Seattle Times staff reporter
A supercharged tech curriculum has helped transform Toppenish High School, among the state’s poorest schools, from a dropout factory into a case study for success.
Staring into a bin filled with cow eyeballs, high-school principal Trevor Greene felt the twitch of an idea. He’d been touring the slaughterhouse across the road from Toppenish High with students from an agriculture class when it occurred to him that science teachers at his high-poverty school might be able to use the leftover body parts — hearts, pancreases, joints — for their new biomedical courses.
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