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Seattle started a new citywide school program this week with the goal of getting kids to school, and part of the new plan includes getting a morning wake-up jolt from a celebrity.

Seattle schools offering kids celebrity wake-up call

Seattle started a new citywide school program this week with the goal of getting kids to school, and part of the new plan includes getting a morning wake-up call from a celebrity.

Mayor Mike McGinn says the campaign called, "Be Here Get There", will help your sleepy kids roll out of bed to get school on time.

"You could get a pre-recorded wake up call," says McGinn. "Jamal Crawford, NBA star, has agreed to record one. And we've got other celebrities lined up, so you can get a celebrity wake-up call."

Schools will also be offering prize incentives for students as part of the program.

Research shows that students who miss 20 days of school or more a year have significantly less chances of graduating.


KIRO Radio Staff, Staff report
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