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Barry rains into NE

Barry may still pack a punch with heavy thunderstorms, localized flooding

July 16, 2019, 3:04:22 PM EDT

Over the weekend, people in the Northeast watched as Barry made landfall on the Gulf Coast as a hurricane. Now, the tropical rainstorm continues its slow march and will bring those people heavy rain and thunderstorms. More

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State shrinks teacher bonuses, lawsuit alleges

Lawyers representing teachers are accusing the Florida Department of Education of improperly allowing school districts to deduct employer taxes from teacher bonuses, cutting into the financial awards of tens of thousands of high-performing educators.

The lawsuit, filed in Leon County Circuit Court on Tuesday, alleges that Florida education officials wrongly directed school districts to pay teachers less than the award amount provided in state law, under the controversial "Best and Brightest" teacher bonus program.

"We will fight for these teachers to get their due, as well as to uncover why the DOE shorted thousands of teachers their hard-earned bonuses, and to ensure they're properly paid going forward," attorney Ryan Morgan, of the Orlando-based Morgan & Morgan law firm, told reporters during a press conference announcing the lawsuit Tuesday.… More

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