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Controversial “Best and Brightest” Teacher Bonus Pay Program Heading for Revisions

| December 30, 2016

Under Best and Brightest, first approved by lawmakers in 2015, teachers who are highly rated and scored in the top fifth of the test results on the SAT or ACT, are eligible for bonuses of up to $10,000.

Judge Rejects Teachers’ Challenge to Law Tying Pay and Evaluations to Student Performance

| May 3, 2013

A group of teachers, backed by the Florida Education Association, contended in the challenge that the law violated constitutionally guaranteed collective-bargaining rights and that lawmakers had given too much decision-making authority to the state Board of Education.

Lawmakers Seal $74 Billion Budget Deal, With Merit Teacher Pay and Medicaid Patch

| April 29, 2013

Under the deal on teacher pay raises, one of Gov. Rick Scott’s top two priorities, teachers rated as “effective” would receive a raise of at least $2,500, while those rated “highly effective” would get $3,500. The raises wouldn’t be paid out, though, until June 2014.

Merit Pay Only as Lawmakers Knock Out $2,500 Across-the-Board Raise for Teachers

| April 22, 2013

While granting Gov. Rick Scott $480 million he requested for education, lawmakers rejected a $2,500 across-the-board pay for teachers, tying any raises to merit pay only. The methodology for such increases has itself been controversial.

As Gov. Scott Calls for $2,500 Teacher Raise, Reactions Are More Skeptical Than Jubilant

| January 23, 2013

Even in Flagler County, teachers and the school board chairman reacted to Gov. Rick Scott’s proposal with a mixture of skepticism and guarded optimism, as questions about math, political motives and local control abound.

As Florida Teachers’ Salaries Stagnate or Fall, Superintendent Pay Is Rising

| September 12, 2011

In nine Florida school districts, superintendent salaries increased by 5 percent or more in the last four years. It had gone up 3 percent in Flagler before this year’s pay cut, making it a wash.

Despite Raises, Average Teacher Pay Is Eroding Significantly in Flagler and Florida

| August 31, 2011

Average teacher pay at the end of last year in Flagler was $48,067. Adjusted for inflation, it represents an 8.5 percent decline compared with pay in 2006. Take-home pay declined further this fall.

Pressing for Raises, Teachers’ Union Holding District Hostage Over Class-Size Compromise

| June 28, 2010

The union would approve a district plan to comply with class-size requirements in exchange for $2.4 million in raises.

Students Fail. Cut Teachers’ Pay. Seriously?

| April 19, 2010

The thinking behind Senate Bill 6 is rooted in the idea that teachers cause students’ success or failure. That’s wrong, argues Dave Riegel, a high school principal.

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