Again this year, both chambers of the state legislature are looking to make changes to the “Best and Brightest” program. The proposals are significantly different from one another, but do have three similarities:
- Both the House and Senate proposals remove the SAT/ACT requirement
- Both proposals put the Best and Brightest funding into the FEFP
- Both proposals limit the awards to K-12 classroom teachers as defined in F.S. 1012.01 (2)(a):
Classroom teachers are staff members assigned the professional activity of instructing students in courses in classroom situations, including basic instruction, exceptional student education, career education, and adult education, including substitute teachers.