Kids Get Chance to Win $5K for Their School

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    Some schools are finding ways to pay for teachers and school staffers eliminated by budget cuts.

    San Diego County students are being offered a chance to enter an essay contest to win $5,000 for their school.

    The contest is called Homeroom Reformers 2010: It's your Education. Create a Solution. All county students -- ages 13 and up -- are eligible. Hopefuls have to write an essay about what they think needs to be done to improve their education.

    "Start brainstorming, talk to your friends, read about what's going on, and share your ideas ... Tell us about a program you participate in or want to start up that needs funding, a program that will have a big impact on the level of education your school provides," entrants are urged.
     
       
    The deadline to enter the Education Nation contest is Nov. 14.