Tag: Paul Grohowski

Florida schools roundup: Bonus boost, Common Core, budgets, security and more

Educator bonuses: Gov. Ron DeSantis is proposing to almost double the amount of money the state spends on the Best and Brightest program to reward teachers and principals. The nearly $423 million would provide bonuses of at least $9,000 to about 45,000 teachers who are rated as “highly effective,” though[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: Scholarships for bullied, education lawsuit and more

Hope Scholarships: The first two-dozen Hope Scholarships for Florida students who have been bullied or physically abused are being awarded this week. Those public school students may use the scholarships, which range from $6,519 for K-5 students to $7,111 for high school students, to attend a private school or arrange transportation[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: 45,000 out of schools, teacher frustration and more

Students out of schools: About 45,000 Florida students are missing school because of Hurricane Michael. Schools in five counties — Bay, Calhoun, Gadsden, Jackson and Liberty — remain closed until further notice. Four other districts have announced reopening plans. Holmes County teachers and staff return to work today, with students[Read More…]