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In CPS and elsewhere, cash incentives paying off for students

Next week, the district will make its third payout under its
pilot pay-for-grades program, a controversial initiative that allows high
school students to earn cash toward college for good grades. More students have
signed up for the program since its launch in September, CPS says. Among high schools
contacted by Catalyst, the percentage of students who received checks for good
grades was rise over the first two payouts.