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A school where attendance pays – literally

By Rebecca S. Rivas, The St. Louis American How does an inner-city principal get her elementary students and their families to commit to attendance and good behavior? An incentive of $300 is a good start, as Principal Natalie Means of Jefferson Elementary, 1301 Hogan St., discovered. In the fall, Jefferson Elementary offered 25 newly enrolled…

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Some parents cash in on their kids’ good behavior, attendance

By Elisa Crouch, St. Louis Post Dispatch Click here to read the full story from the St. Louis Post Dispatch.

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Premiere early childhood center in North City

Children who skip past an early childhood education program often aren’t prepared to begin school. Natalie Means, principal of Jefferson Elementary School in North St. Louis, sees it all the time. New kindergarteners who don’t attend good pre-schools enter the school without knowing their own first and last names, addresses, numbers 1-10 or alphabet letters,…

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St. Louis – Urban Strategies Partners with Jefferson Elementary School, St. Louis Public Schools and McCormack Baron Ragan To Offer Incentives for School Attendance.

Click here to read the full story from the St. Louis Post Dispatch. Click below for additional media coverage on the Jefferson Elementary School Incentive program. Kate Casas’s Interview with Charlie Brennan (KMOX) 08-31-10 is posted at http://kmox.cbslocal.com/?s=Urban+Strategies Sandy Moore’s interview with Dave Glover (97.1 Talk) 08-31-10 is posted at http://www.971talk.com/glover/podcast.aspx FOX 2 News –…

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New Orleans – Harmony Oaks Featured On NPR As The Nation Tracks Recovery Efforts Five After Katrina.

Click here to listen to the broadcast. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=129448906

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Hornets All-Star Guard Chirs Paul Dedicates Third Refurbished Basketball Court

NEW ORLEANS—Hornets All-Star point guard Chris Paul will be on hand to dedicate his third completed refurbished basketball court on Saturday, Feb. 20 at 2:30 p.m. at A.L. Davis Playground (2600 LaSalle St. in Uptown.) The dedication will include interactive activities including a basketball clinic, inflatable games, Ochsner and Elmwood Mobile Fitness Units, Hugo and…

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