Some Florida teachers must work an extra hour each day without pay

Some Florida teachers will be made to teach an extra hour each day, with their compensation for that additional hour still in flux, WPLG reports. In March, the state Legislature passed a law requiring the 100 lowest-performing schools on the reading FCAT to provide an extra hour of reading instruction beyond the normal school day. According to WPLG, the state earmarked $30 million to pay teachers for the additional hour. But Karen Aronowitz of United Teachers of Dade maintains this amount is not sufficient. The Palm Beach Post reports that Palm Beach County — the fifth-largest school district in Florida — had anticipated some of its schools being named to the lowest-100 list, and had set aside about $5 million in anticipation of that fact…

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