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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 […]

Gov. Scott Breaks Budget Veto Record

Gov. Rick Scott’s budget veto list broke records Tuesday, and education projects weren’t spared despite Scott’s emphasis on K-12 funding this year. In total, Scott vetoed $461.4 million from the now $78.7 billion spending plan. Scott signed the plan in private Tuesday and the budget takes effect July 1. Among the largest items Scott trimmed […]

Explaining A $50 Million Jacksonville Effort To Recruit And Retain Top Teachers

Jacksonville-area businesses and nonprofits are trying to raise $50 million to help recruit and retain top teachers for three dozen of the district’s most challenged schools. The effort, known as Quality Education for All, is intended to help improve schools that have been the center of education-related lawsuits for decades. The money will pay bonuses […]

Florida Schools Rely More on Teach for America Teachers

The number of Teach for America teachers working in Florida schools is going up. Teach for America recruits, trains and places candidates — often recent college graduates — in low-income schools. The program currently places teachers in just two Florida school districts: Miami-Dade and Duval. This year, 300 TFA teachers are on Miami-Dade school rosters. […]

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