Tag: Sen. Perry Thurston

Florida senator questions school board member’s defense of SB48

Editor’s note: Following Osceola County School Board member Jon Arguello’s heartfelt testimony Wednesday morning in favor of SB48, Sen. Perry E. Thurston Jr., D-Fort Lauderdale, questioned him on points he made. Here is the exchange between Thurston and Arguello. Thurston: As the school board member for Osceola County, are you[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: Bonuses, testing, bullying, fitness, loans and more

Teacher bonuses: Almost 7,200 Florida teachers will receive bonuses of about $6,800 under the state’s Best and Brightest Teacher Scholarship Program, the Department of Education announces. That’s 1,800 more than the number who got the bonuses last year, and represents 4 percent of the state’s teachers. First-year teachers can qualify[Read More…]