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Florida education news: Bonuses, teacher shortages, school bells and more

BEST AND BRIGHTEST BONUS: Keep it, some Florida teachers are telling state lawmakers.

WHAT TEACHER SHORTAGE? Northeast Florida schools have no trouble hiring, the Florida Times-Union reports. • Central Florida schools wish they were so lucky, the Orlando Sentinel reports. • New teachers prepare for their first day in Sarasota and Manatee schools, the Herald-Tribune reports.

TASTE TESTS: Miami-Dade school meal planners try to find foods kids like that meet nutrition guidelines, State Impact Florida reports.

SO EARLY: Half of Manatee high schools will begin classes at 7:30 a.m. — 15 minutes earlier than before, the Bradenton Herald reports. • Be sure to get enough sleep by limiting screen time, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

SO 20TH CENTURY: Monroe district leaders advocate a return to paper and pencil state testing, the Miami Herald reports.

DON'T USE TOO MUCH GLUE: Older Brevard elementary students offer incoming kindergartners some advice, Florida Today reports.

UPGRADING: Marion schools get new computers, websites and a student information system, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.

SNIFFING AROUND: Police dogs return to Palm Beach schools for drug and weapon sweeps, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

ALWAYS WATCHING: Collier schools launch a website for parents to track their children's school buses, the Naples Herald reports.

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