More teachers, principals could qualify for ‘Best & Brightest’ bonuses

More top educators in Florida would have a crack at an annual state bonus in the 2017-18 school year, under initial legislative proposals to expand a controversial, 2-year-old teacher incentive program. While there’s more room for compromise this year, House and Senate plans, unveiled this week, likely won’t appease all critics . . . Read More

Senate Education Appropriations chairman recommends budget cuts after votes on recess, charter schools

At the end of a 2-hour meeting dominated by discussion on charter school funding and mandatory recess, Senate PreK-12 Appropriations chairman David Simmons introduced one page of proposed cuts to public education.  The $46.3 million list is “simply a starting point for our budget discussions,” which will occur over the next two weeks, Simmons told…