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House committee moves its version of teacher bill forward



A House committee passed its version of Florida's teacher merit pay bill after an hours-long session of debate and public testimony from a couple dozen teachers.

The House K-20 Competitiveness Committee vote on proposed bill 11-01 followed the Senate's passage of SB 736 through the Budget Committee earlier inthe day. Several teachers made the drive from Hillsborough, Pinellas and Alachua Counties, as well as Miami, Deltona and Fernandina Beach. 

Read more from the Buzz. See also this statement from the House.

[Last modified: Wednesday, February 23, 2011 5:57pm]


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