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Animals Are Teachers in This Virginia Classroom

"Hi," announces a friendly white cockatoo as you enter the animal science laboratory at the only Career Center in Arlington, Virginia. Besides talking birds, there are about 50 species of animals here, including head-butting goats and a giant tortoise that doesn't mind hanging out with chickens. An influx of high school students comes to learn from them. It's "so cute," says Elleny Alemu as she holds a contented cinnamon-colored rabbit in her arms like a...

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