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'No Child' Law Prompts Student Incentives

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'No Child' Law Prompts Student Incentives

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'No Child' Law Prompts Student Incentives

'No Child' Law Prompts Student Incentives

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One aspect of President Bush's No Child Left Behind law places sanctions on schools administering standardized tests to less than 95% of their students. As a result, many schools are now offering incentives, ranging from ice cream to DVD players and college scholarships, in order to get kids to show up for the tests. NPR's Wendy Kaufman reports.