Polite, prepared Miami students to be rewarded

10/22/2007 | Miami Herald (free registration), The

Miami sixth-graders who regularly attend school, earn good grades, study Internet safety and display excellent manners may soon win their own laptop computers, under a new city-schools partnership that is being funded via grants, the city and the business community. Also under the program, third-graders may win museum passes and cultural tickets while high school juniors can score top internships. "We have to teach our children that there is more to schooling than [standardized exams]," state Sen. Frederica Wilson said.

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