Students complete assignments or get "zapped"

02/9/2010 | Eagle-Tribune (North Andover, Mass.), The

Hampstead Middle School in Massachusetts is eliminating zeroes for incomplete work through the Zeroes Aren't Permitted program. Under ZAP, which began in September, if students do not complete an assignment, they must finish it during lunch or recess, and a letter is sent home if a student is "zapped" for missing three assignments. "They can't shrug their shoulders and walk away anymore," one teacher said of students.

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