This Weeks Most Read News Seminole schools best in math, science rankings
Seminole County public high schools are the best in Florida at enrolling students in upper-level math and science classes and putting their graduates on a path to good-paying jobs, according to statewide rankings done for the Orlando Sentinel. The Central Florida school district also is first out of 67 districts at getting teenagers to take advanced math and science courses for which they can earn college credit, the rankings found.Florida teachers get instructions how to seek bonuses tied to SAT, ACT scores
They might ridicule the idea. But plenty of Florida teachers have contacted their districts, the state Department of Education and, yes, even reporters who have written about the new Best and Brightest scholarship asking how they could get theirs. Even for a year, up to $10,000 is nothing to sneeze at, after all.Lee teachers could get $10K for great SAT, ACT scores
Teachers who scored in the top 20 percent when they took the SAT or ACT, assessments used for college admissions could receive up to $10,000 in their paycheck come April. The money, considered an incentive-pay scholarship, came about during the recent legislative session that gave birth to the Florida Best and Brightest Program.National teachers union takes over Orange County's union
The president, union officers and board of directors of the Orange County Classroom Teachers Association have all been removed from office less than a month before school starts. The American Federation of Teachers' executive council voted on the decision Wednesday.