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  1. Major education policy will be decided in conference negotiations. Will it be transparent?


    Florida lawmakers thisweek set into motion a budget process that will result in several highly consequential policy reforms affecting public education to become law this year in one form or another.

    Rep. Richard Corcoran, a Land O’Lakes Republican who is now House speaker, talks with Rep. Jose Oliva, R- Miami Lakes, on the House floor during the 2016 session.
  2. 'Best & Brightest' expansion ready for full House vote


    A bill to expand the controversial "Best & Brightest" teacher bonus program is ready for a full House vote, after clearing the 30-member Appropriations Committee this afternoon on a party-line vote.

  3. UPDATED: Prepare for another budget showdown over 'Best & Brightest' bonuses


    While both the House and Senate are interested in more than quadrupling funding to expand the “Best & Brightest” teacher bonus program next year, only the House actually proposes a dollar figure in its initial budget plan.

    Rep. Manny Diaz Jr., R-Hialeah.
  4. Gov. Scott's ideas for teacher incentives didn't resonate; Legislature has own plans


    Back at the end of January, Gov. Rick Scott made teachers a top priority in his budget recommendations to the Legislature for next year.

    Gov. Rick Scott
  5. The House, Senate proposals to expand 'Best & Brightest' are out


    More top educators in Florida would have a crack at an annual state bonus in the 2017-18 school year, under initial legislative proposals to expand a controversial, 2-year-old teacher incentive program.

    Senators enter the House to start a joint session of the Florida Legislature, Tuesday, March 7, 2017, in Tallahassee, Fla.
  6. Florida teachers union leaders: We want better pay for all, not a new legislative 'gimmick'


    Leaders of local and state teachers unions tell the Times/Herald that they are eager for more details on the Florida Legislature's planned expansion of …

  7. Senate will seek to 'take some of the edges off' controversial teacher bonuses


    David Simmons, the Senate's pre-K-12 education budget chairman, elaborated slightly on Thursday about the Legislature's intent to expand the controversial …

    The Florida Capitol in Tallahassee
  8. Senator says Florida Legislature crafting plan for $200M+ in teacher incentives


    The amount of money Florida spends to recruit and keep good teachers for its K-12 public schools could potentially quadruple next year, under tentative plans being crafted in private by Republican House and Senate leaders ahead of the 2017 session.

    Altamonte Springs Republican David Simmons oversees the Senate pre-K-12 education budget committee on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, where he said House and Senate leaders are discussing potentially more than $200 million in funding for teacher incentives in 2017-18.
  9. Ken Bone memes prove who really won the second presidential debate


    It's hard to say exactly why Ken Bone, some guy who asked the candidates a question during the second presidential debate, went viral.

    Ken Bone won the hearts of Twitter during the debate.
  10. Florida Board of Education seeks to end controversial teacher bonuses


    From Gradebook:

    The Florida Board of Education on Friday backed a budget plan that would eliminate funding for the state's 

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