Many people fret these days about the state of science education in America and how kids just don't like the topic -- yet at New Rochelle High School in New York, one kind of science class has proved a runaway success, reports the New York Times: forensic science, the application of science to solving crimes. Since the program was started 15 years ago, demand has waxed so strong that today the school offers seven different forensic classes, three of them so advanced that the students receive college credits from Syracuse University. "Forensic science is our most popular elective, hands down,"...

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