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MIAMI (CBSMiami) —  Miami-Dade teachers will be getting some extra cash in their paychecks thanks to the $20 million distribution in performance bonuses.

According to our news partners the Miami Herald, checks hit the mail on Friday.

The bonuses are part of the Miami-Dade County Public Schools’ federal Race to the Top funds which are made available for teacher performance pay.

Most teachers should be getting  about $1,000, with 700 top performers getting up to an additional $3,000, according to the paper.

This is the first time the bonuses, negotiated with the United Teachers of Dade, are based off of Florida’s new formula for teacher evaluations.

The district is aligning its performance pay with state law, according to the paper. This means raises for new teachers will be based off their evaluations.

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