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Good grades can earn Westchester students Playland pass
School isn't a thrill for most students, but a new incentive program aims to turn good grades and perfect attendance into a thrill ride, a whole season's worth in fact.
On Thursday, Westchester County Executive Robert Astorino announced the launch of ACE -- Astorino's Challenge in Excellence -- a new program aimed at encouraging academic excellence. According to the rules...