Schools Bribing Parents With Gift Cards?

In today's link roundup: A Chicago program to incentivize parental involvement is drawing mixed reviews. Plus: Cory Booker lets Sandy victims crash at his house.

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Schools bribing parents with gift cards? A Chicago pilot program offering parents $25 Walgreens "Balance Rewards" cards in exchange for involvement is drawing mixed reviews.

Spelman ditches athletics program: The Atlanta HBCU has decided to use the nearly $1 million that was dedicated to its intercollegiate-sports program for a campuswide health and fitness program benefiting all of its students.

Hill Harper's four ways to wealth: The actor, a Brown University and Harvard Law School grad, outlined his blueprint for financial success in a recent presentation about his new book, The Wealth Cure: Putting Money in Its Place.

Cory Booker lets Sandy victims crash at his house: The Newark, N.J., mayor reportedly opened his doors to neighbors after the storm.

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