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Cashing-In On Grades: Good Or Bad For Students?

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This NPR story features the Higher Achievement Program, an Atlantic grantee.

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Tell Me More, June 2, 2009 · The Capital Gains program introduced cash incentives to many Washington, D.C., students as a way to boost their grades.

Noelle Edwards, a sixth grader at Stuart Hopson Middle School, and Natnael Kassaw, a seventh grader at Paul Public Charter School — both are schools in the nation’s capital — debate the pros and cons of the program. The two students are joined by regular parenting contributor Jolene Ivey, and Lynsey Jeffries, of the Higher Achievement Program

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