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Atlanta principal secures summer jobs for students

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ATLANTA (AP) - One Atlanta high school principal is being credited with helping secure nearly 500 summer jobs and internships for her students.

The Atlanta Public Schools system says Maynard Jackson High School Principal Stephanie Johnson launched the initiative this year and drew interest from numerous local businesses.

The school held two job fairs as part of the "Mission Possible: Summer Opportunity" initiative. Participating companies include the Maynard H. Jackson Foundation, Emory University, General Electric, Barnes and Noble, the City of Atlanta and the Atlanta History Museum.

District officials say students assigned summer jobs are earning between $7.50 an hour and $14 an hour. Although internships are typically regarded as unpaid training, some companies are offering the Jackson High interns stipends as large as $300.

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