Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Pitches New Teacher, Principal Bonus ProgramGov. Ron DeSantis wants the Florida Legislature to abandon the embattled “Best and Brightest” bonus program and replace it with a new plan to offer bonuses to public-school teachers and principals.
First-Of-Its-Kind Children’s Savings Account Launches In Miami-DadeMiami-Dade Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho, along with other county officials, announced Tuesday the launch of a first-of-its-kind children's savings account program.
Federal Judge Backs ‘Best And Brightest’ SettlementA federal judge has given preliminary approval to a settlement that calls for the state to pay $15.5 million in a class-action lawsuit alleging discrimination in the controversial “Best and Brightest” teacher-bonus program.
Miami-Dade Fourth-Graders Rank No. 1 In The Country In Math & ReadingMiami-Dade fourth-graders scores in reading and math ranked first in comparison to their counterparts nationwide.
Florida Superintendents Weigh In On Higher Teacher PayWhen Gov. Ron DeSantis made a pitch this month to raise the minimum salaries of Florida public-school teachers to $47,500, questions lingered over how lawmakers would go about paying for the plan.
Plan Would Let ‘Job Growth’ Money Go To Florida Charter SchoolsFlorida charter schools would be eligible for money the governor controls for regional projects designed to create jobs, under a bill backed by a Senate committee Tuesday.
Gov. Ron DeSantis Announces Proposal To Increase Minimum Salary For Florida Teachers To $47,500Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced on Monday a proposal to increase the minimum salary for teachers.
Florida's ‘Best And Brightest’ Teacher Bonus Program Repeal ProposedThe powerful chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee filed a proposal Friday that would repeal the state’s long-controversial “Best and Brightest” teacher bonus program.
Approval Sought For ‘Best And Brightest’ SettlementThe state Department of Education and the Florida Education Association asked a federal judge Thursday to preliminarily approve a $15.5 million settlement in a class-action lawsuit alleging that the “Best and Brightest” teacher-bonus program discriminated against black and Hispanic teachers.
State Asks Judge To Toss Lawsuit Over Teacher BonusesThe Florida Department of Education on Wednesday asked a Tallahassee judge to toss a lawsuit that seeks to have the state pay money to teachers that school districts deducted from bonuses.
Florida Education Board Signs Off On Mental Health Instruction For StudentsPublic schools will be required to teach students at least five hours of mental health instruction beginning in 6th grade, under a mandate approved by the state Board of Education Wednesday and hailed by Florida's top educator as a “life saver.”