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Four Sarasota-based challenges could reform Florida teacher bonus program

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Four challenges launched in Sarasota could have statewide implications on the controversial “Best & Brightest” teacher bonus program. The cases could change the way the program evaluates who gets a bonus and expand the pool of teachers eligible. The challenges are especially relevant this week as lawmakers Monday night included $49 million as an add-on item to its budget. That’s $5 million more than was funded last year and $4 million more than was asked for by the Florida House.…

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