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Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 03/16/2010

D.C.'s cash-for-grades program low on funds

By Washington Post editors

A D.C. public school program in which students are given cash rewards for good grades is running low on funding, The Post's Bill Turque reports on his blog, D.C. Schools Insider.

"Ever since DCPS launched its cash-for-good-grades program, Capital Gains, in the fall of 2008, there has been great curiosity about the results. Would the 3,000 middle schoolers eligible to earn up to $1,500 per academic year actually improve their grades and behavior?" Turque writes.

The Post's Theresa Vargas wrote an article last year, when school officials unveiled the experimental Capital Gains program, part of a partnership with Harvard University.

By Washington Post editors  | March 16, 2010; 11:40 AM ET
 
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