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The Palm Beach Post
death penalty, school constructionWith executions indefinitely on hold in Florida, lawmakers are hurriedly consid
death penalty, school construction
The Palm Beach Post / Posted 14 hours ago
With executions indefinitely on hold in Florida, lawmakers are hurriedly considering legislation to address a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that struck down the state’s capital sentencing law as unconstitutional. But the House and Senate are... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Rep. Fresen challenges school superintendents on funding complaintSchool superintendents complained last week that they'd been unfairly accused o
Rep. Fresen challenges school superintendents on funding complaint
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 16 hours ago
School superintendents complained last week that they'd been unfairly accused of poorly managing construction spending. Florida House lawmakers leveled that charge in late January, arguing state data shows Florida school districts have spent too much... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Superintendents challenge lawmakers' claims of 'horrible' spendingFlorida House leaders think the state's school districts have spent too much bu
Superintendents challenge lawmakers' claims of 'horrible' spending
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 3 days ago
Florida House leaders think the state's school districts have spent too much building new campuses, been "horrible stewards of the taxpayers' dollars" and, as a result, "robbed" the public. The state's 67 school districts have spent about 1.2... Read more
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Jacksonville Daily Record
Scott�s budget priorities under pressure in LegislatureFriday, January 29, 10:28 AM EST Meanwhile, House and Senate budget-writers re
Scott�s budget priorities under pressure in Legislature
Jacksonville Daily Record / Posted 7 days ago
Friday, January 29, 10:28 AM EST Meanwhile, House and Senate budget-writers remain divided at least for now on Scott�s other major agenda item for the Legislature: whether to set aside $250 million for a �Florida Enterprise Fund� as part of a change... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Teacher bonuses: Lawmakers divided on 'Best and Brightest' fundingFlorida's new and controversial teacher bonus program that pays out rewards bas
Teacher bonuses: Lawmakers divided on 'Best and Brightest' funding
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 7 days ago
Florida's new and controversial teacher bonus program that pays out rewards based partly on old ACT or SAT scores would become a permanent part of state law, seeded with $45 million, if the Florida House has its way. But the program would go away,... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Senate panel: New teachers not eligible for SAT-based bonusA bill that gives teachers bonuses based on how well they performed years ago o
Senate panel: New teachers not eligible for SAT-based bonus
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 11 days ago
A bill that gives teachers bonuses based on how well they performed years ago on SAT or ACT tests could face a major overhaul if it returns next year. The "Best and Brightest Teacher Scholarship Program," which passed last year with little debate,... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
Senate panel: New teachers not eligible for SAT-based bonusA bill that gives teachers bonuses based on how well they performed years ago o
Senate panel: New teachers not eligible for SAT-based bonus
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 16 days ago
A bill that gives teachers bonuses based on how well they performed years ago on SAT or ACT tests could face a major overhaul if it returns next year. The "Best and Brightest Teacher Scholarship Program," which passed last year with little debate,... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Divided Senate panel okays teacher bonus program tied to ACT, SATsA new Florida teacher bonus program that ties financial rewards to old college-
Divided Senate panel okays teacher bonus program tied to ACT, SATs
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 16 days ago
A new Florida teacher bonus program that ties financial rewards to old college-admission exam scores got mixed reviews from the Florida Senate's education committee today. The program this year offers bonuses -- about $8,250 based on a final tally... Read more
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WFTV 9 Orlando
Unions cry foul on proposed teacher incentivesFlorida lawmakers are considering handing out big bucks as incentives for teach
Unions cry foul on proposed teacher incentives
WFTV 9 Orlando / Posted 17 days ago
Florida lawmakers are considering handing out big bucks as incentives for teachers, including a proposal to forgive student loans. But some unions oppose the measures because some teachers believe that the money could be better spent. The teacher... Read more

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