Public Schools: Making Math & Science Soar

How can a high school get its brain-busting math and science courses off the ground and make them soar through the students' minds? The Atlanta public schools have blue-skied a wingding answer: they are teaching the kids to fly airplanes. Last week the most advanced of 45 boys and seven girls in the courses offered by three Atlanta high schools began flying a new Piper Cherokee 140 lent to the schools by the manufacturer.

The course was inspired by a former Navy pilot, Frank Hazelwood, 35, who moved to Atlanta three years ago...

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