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Think and grow rich? Michigan school offers cash for grades

Sun Nov 01 16:57:40 EST 2015 | USA Today
WESTLAND, Mich. -- Brandon Allen is determined to make sure senioritis doesn't hit during his last year at John Glenn High School in Westland. So he has signed a contract that will pay him $200 per semester if he substantially improves his grades. "I heard that senioritis is a real thing. I figured that if I signed up for this program, it would keep me on track," said Brandon of Westland. About 400 students at the nearly 1,800-student school have signed such contracts, modeled aft..


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J.T. Barrett will not be seen on the field against Minnesota, and his scholarship will be taken away for the summer due to an alcohol-related incident. Ohio State quarterback ..
A Texas junior high school is under scrutiny after a teacher allegedly told a seventh grader that God is a myth during a class assignment. Jordan Wooley, 12, was in her reading cla..
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A former Youth Adult Program School student is facing charges of terroristic threats after allegedly threatening to carry out a school shooting, authorities said. According to Omah..
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A teenager stole an SUV in South Miami-Dade Tuesday morning, then led police on a wild two-hour chase that snaked south on Florida’s Turnpike, then north along the Palmetto Express..
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) — The family of one of the four northeastern Ohio college students killed in the crash of a small plane last year has sued the plane's owner, the estate of the..
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