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They do it for athletes, so why not recognize academics, too?



Every year, all sorts of attention goes to top high school athletes as they commit to play for colleges all around the country.

Tampa state Rep. Betty Reed thinks high-achieving students should get similar attention.

So Reed has filed a bill for the 2010 Florida legislative session that would encourage school districts to hold academic scholarship signing days on the third Tuesday of each April.

"It's a way to motivate the students," Michael Kinsey, Reed's legislative assistant, told the Gradebook. "Maybe if they see folks are making a big deal about doing well in school, they will try harder to do well in school."

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:31am]


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