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Florida’s top teachers found at affluent schools

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New bonus payments aimed at attracting and keeping good teachers in Florida have gone disproportionately to those who work with students from affluent families, an analysis by a Florida newspaper has found. Teachers who received bonuses under the $44 million “best and brightest” teacher scholarship program started last year were more than twice as likely to work with students from affluent families than with students living in poverty, the Orlando Sentinel reported Sunday. The report highlights how the bonuses have…

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Jeb Bush’s foundation lauches TV ads in support of SB 6

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The Foundation for Florida’s Future today unveiled a television commercial to emphasize the benefits of Senate Bill 6 and House Bill 7189 for students who are facing tremendous obstacles. The television commercial begins airing in Tallahassee tomorrow. “Florida needs to make sure every student is learning,” said Patricia Levesque, Executive Director of the Foundation for Florida’s Future. “This bill rewards teachers who have the toughest teaching jobs and make great progress with their students.” The bill requires higher salaries for…

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Jeb Bush’s foundation launches TV ads in support of SB 6

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The Foundation for Florida’s Future today unveiled a television commercial to emphasize the benefits of Senate Bill 6 and House Bill 7189 for students who are facing tremendous obstacles. The television commercial begins airing in Tallahassee tomorrow. “Florida needs to make sure every student is learning,” said Patricia Levesque, Executive Director of the Foundation for Florida’s Future. “This bill rewards teachers who have the toughest teaching jobs and make great progress with their students.” The bill requires higher salaries for…

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