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Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Florida education news: Bonuses, diplomas, school closings and more



BONUSES: Florida's controversial Best and Brightest teacher bonus wins another year as a budget provision, leaving many senators fuming. More on the budget deal from the Sun-Sentinel.

OPEN SEAT: Carol Kurdell's decision to not seek another term on the Hillsborough School Board paves the way for a wide open field of candidates.

GRADUATION: The Bay school district offers a new alternative diploma program for struggling seniors, the Panama City News Herald reports.

PRIVATE SCHOOLING: A new school for Orthodox Jewish girls will open in Boca Raton, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

LABOR NEWS: Lee teachers offer strong support of their newly negotiated contract, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

OMNIBUS LEGISLATION: Politico Florida summarizes the content of an education "train" bill working its way through the Legislature.

LAST GASP: The Manatee school district prepares to close an under-used, aging elementary school, the Herald-Tribune reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, March 8, 2016 6:49am]


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