BONUSES: Two Broward County preschool teachers urge Florida lawmakers to include them in the state definition of “classroom teacher” when setting rules for bonus pay, retirement benefits and other incentives. Pre-k teachers lately have learned they are among a group excluded from Best and Brightest awards, and they’ve been pushing back.
BOOK CHALLENGES: A bill aimed at removing “pornography” from public schools gets an overhaul before arriving at its first committee stop in the Florida House. Chairman Rep. Byron Donalds tells the Gradebook the proposed changes, which remove the most controversial parts, are offered to try to find something that might have a chance of passage.
CHARTER SCHOOLS: The Florida Department of Education issues an annual report showing how charter schools compare to district schools