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Their High School Test Scores Are Paying Off. ‘Best And Brightest’ Teachers in Manatee Rake In $7K.

The Florida Department of Education is rewarding 131 Manatee teachers with bonuses of $6,816 each this spring as recipients of the state’s Best and Brightest Scholarship Program. The controversial program will distribute roughly $49 million to 7,188 teachers who had high college-entrance SAT or ACT scores and were rated “highly effective” in their annual teacher evaluation.