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Students Begin Receiving Checks For Good Grades

$260,000 in grade incentives issued Thursday

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    Students Begin Receiving Checks For Good Grades
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    $260,000 in rewards were handed out today at Manley High School.

    It's payday for 154 Chicago Public School freshmen.

    CPS Chief Executive Officer Arne Duncan on Friday handed out $260,000 in rewards at Manley High School, with students from more than 20 CPS high schools receiving their first reward checks for taking part in a green for grades initiative called The Paper Project.

    The Paper Project  developer, Dr. Roland Fryer, who is a professor of economics at Harvard University, will help hand out cash to students who met the standards of the financial-incentive program.

    The project targets students during their first and most critical year of high school. The Education Laboratory at Harvard University also will study the progress of students throughout the program as part of nationwide research efforts to find innovative new education options.