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Veteran Florida Teachers Wonder If New Bonuses Are Meant For Them

“Who are these bonuses for?” It’s a question we heard from teachers over and over again while reporting on the new Best and Brightest Scholarships. They’re not actually scholarships — they’re bonuses worth up to $10,000 for teachers who scored in the top 20 percent of students when they took the SAT or ACT and […]

Florida Teachers Say Deadline To Apply For New Bonuses Is Unfair

Miami teacher Brigette Kinney said she doesn’t always hear about school news when classes are out for the summer. So Kinney missed the word that lawmakers set aside $44 million for bonuses based on SAT and ACT scores during a special summer budget session. Teachers who scored in the top 20 percent the year they […]

Teachers At High Performing Florida Schools Still Waiting On Bonuses

Florida educators at high-performing schools will have to wait until at least early February for their state bonuses, according to the Department of Education. The state had been waiting on high school grades — released Wednesday –before paying the bonuses to all state schools. Schools that earn an A rating or improve by at least […]

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