Prizes act as incentives for French high-school students

Educators in France are using prizes to encourage high-school students to attend school and get good grades as part of a pilot programme at three vocational schools near Paris. Incentives of up to £9,250 are being offered to to curb truancy and high dropout rates. The money can be spent on class trips and other prizes; if the programme works, it will be expanded to other schools.

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