Florida Senate Seeks To End 'Best And Brightest' Bonus Program For TeachersThe Florida Senate on Tuesday voted to repeal an embattled bonus program for public-school teachers and principals, a move that would free up roughly $300 million as lawmakers continue to negotiate teacher-pay raises.
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.
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.
Florida Department Of Education Accused Of Shortchanging Teachers, Faces LawsuitThe Florida Department of Education is under heat after allegations of the department shortchanging its teachers on bonuses have surfaced.
Florida Teachers To Benefit From Cut In FeesThe Florida State Board of Education announced Tuesday a cut in fees for state educators.
Short Supply Of Science, English & Math Teachers In FloridaThe State Board of Education is expected Wednesday to approve a report that details a shortage of certified science, English and math teachers in Florida’s public schools.
Most Public School Teachers Earned 'Effective' Evaluations Last YearMost of Florida's public school teachers earned solid evaluations.
Court To Hear Arguments In Teacher Evaluation CaseA federal appeals court is expected to hear arguments in the battle on the constitutionality of a system which tied teacher evaluations to student performance in Florida.
Teachers Groups Sue Over Performance EvaluationsA coalition of teachers unions have filed suit against the state and three local school boards over the planned performance evaluation that will assign grades to Florida’s teachers.
Florida Gets "B-" For Teacher Prep ProgramsFlorida has received one of the top grades in the nation from a research and policy group for its programs which prepare teachers for the classroom.
Miami Gardens Man Is Finalist For National Teacher AwardFor the fourth year in a row, the Florida Department of Education/Macy's Teacher of the Year is a contender for the National Teacher of the Year award.
Fla. Teachers Perform Well In New EvaluationsFlorida’s students may be behind in test scores nationally, but roughly 97 percent of teachers were rated as “effective” or “highly effective” under a new value-added model.
Statewide Protests Mark Legislature's StartTuesday may become known as the beginning of the protests. Thirty-two of them were held across Florida Tuesday, including downtown Miami and Fort Lauderdale, as the Florida legislature began its session.