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Florida education news: Bonuses, charter schools, security and more



BONUSES: Florida teachers learn their fate in the first round of the controversial Best and Brightest bonus program, as lawmakers discuss whether to extend it. With a related John Romano column.

CHARTER SCHOOLS: The Florida Legislature again explores ways to make it easier to open charter schools, while holding them more accountable, the Miami Herald reports.

SECURITY: Two Brevard elementary schools get resource officers supported by a federal grant, Florida Today reports.

SCHOOL ZONES: The Manatee School Board examines ways to eliminate crowding and fill under-capacity schools, the Bradenton Herald reports. * The Orange school district prepares to rezone thousands of children in the downtown Orlando area, the Orlando Sentinel reports. * A plan to redraw boundaries for two popular Broward schools hits a roadblock, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

SUPERINTENDENTS: The Miami-Dade School Board looks to give superintendent Alberto Carvalho a raise to stick around, the Miami Herald reports.

VOUCHERS: The Florida Senate moves forward with a bill to expand personal learning scholarship accounts, Redefined reports.

AUDITS: Florida lawmakers authorize a follow-up audit into Leon schools construction programs, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

[Last modified: Thursday, December 3, 2015 11:33am]


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