Professional Learning

10 Thousand Dollars: It Pays to Be Perfect

School districts offer rewards.

April 3, 2006
Credit: Edutopia

Amount a nine-year-old student from Hartford, Connecticut, won for perfect attendance. Meanwhile, Chicago students with no absences for the first three months of school are eligible for $500 worth of groceries or $1,000 toward a rent or mortgage payment.

With various forms of educational funding related to average daily attendance, schools are working hard to keep the numbers high, or suffer the fiscal consequences.

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