Wednesday, October 17, 2007

REACH: more media buzz

A nice editorial in today's NY Post:

Learning for Earnings' Sake
New  York  Post
October 16,  2007

A new  pilot program is offering hefty rewards to kids at 31 public and private city high schools who pass or ace demanding Advanced Placement tests, which let high schoolers earn college credit.

         The  privately funded REACH - Rewarding Achievement - program will award up to $1,000 to students who do well on the tests, as well as $2,000 to their schools and the chance at grants to bolster their Advanced   
          Placement classes.  With too few black and Latino students taking and passing the tests, the theory is that maybe dollars will produce scholars. It's well worth the try,  encouraging students in underprivileged
          neighborhoods to reap the benefits of academic success, now and in the future.

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