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Teachers are treasures, Florida DOE says



No, the money for raises isn't coming soon. But the Florida Department of Education still wants to recognize teachers for their efforts as it can. So it's created a new Teacher Treasures monthly contest, partnering with businesses to offer monthly drawings for supplies, restaurant certificates and the like.

The first drawing is for a Chick-fil-A $100 gift certificate.

"Our teachers are Florida’s treasures. This effort is just a small way to say, ‘thank you’ for all you do," Education Commissioner Dr. Eric J. Smith. "I commend Chick-fil-a for being the contest’s first sponsor and for joining me in praising the excellent work these dedicated professionals do each and every day on behalf of children."

Teachers can apply here.

[Last modified: Thursday, November 4, 2010 10:06am]


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