Detroit has lost more than 1 million residents since its peak in 1950. Once-beautiful homes sit boarded up in a 672,000-person city that housed 1.8 million people nearly seven decades ago. But this city still has fight left in it, as we discovered on our sixth Knowledge Matters School Tour stop.
Kinder is a tightly knit 2,400-person community in western Louisiana. The biggest monument in the area is the Coushatta Casino Resort, where many of the local residents work.Of the nearly 1,000 students enrolled in the town’s two public schools, about 60 percent are classified as low-income.
When was the moment you fell in love with learning? If you ever fell in love with learning? For most of us, it probably wasn’t when we were conjugating verbs, learning about inferences, or sequencing events. More likely it happened when our papier-mâché volcano erupted, we won a class debate, or we learned why something we were interested in happened.