Texas district to pay parents, students for better math scores

08/26/2010 | Houston Chronicle (tiered subscription model)

A Texas school district will offer students and parents up to $1,020 for improving student achievement in math. Students at 25 Houston elementary schools can earn up to $440 for good grades on math tests. Parents will get slightly less and could also receive $180 for attending parent-teacher conferences to discuss students' work. The $1.5 million plan -- paid for by a Dallas foundation -- is expected to include extra pay for teachers to hold the conferences -- as much as $40 per student.

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