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Cash, advice keep students on track : Incentive program has operated on Island for 15 years

Mar 04, 2019 - Newsday (New York)

Dozens of students at four Long Island high schools are getting regular paychecks and motivation in an unusual cash-for-performance project focused on helping teens pass their courses and push toward higher levels of academic achievement.  

The cash incentives, part of the program known as Earn and Learn, come from donors. Essentially, students receive $50 or more every two weeks in exchange for keeping their grades up and attending after-class seminars run by adult vol...