Motivating kids to do their best

April 24, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
There's not much Valley teachers won't do to motivate their students to achieve academic success. Some have shaved their heads, jumped in swimming pools and donned costumes as rewards. But one campus in particular is going all out this spring to get kids ready for STAR testing -- California's mandatory standardized testing and reporting, which starts in the second grade.