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Florida education news: School taxes, ability grouping, graduation honors and more

SalespieTAX HIKE: Hernando district leaders recommend increasing the local property tax rate to pay for critical operating needs.

STILL CROWDED: Pasco school officials consider revising attendance zones for the district's most crowded schools.

DON'T CALL IT ABILITY GROUPING: But 21 Hillsborough elementary schools will begin placing students with teachers based on their academic abilities.

WE ARE FAMILY: Pasco High School seniors reminisce about their close-knit class as they prepare to graduate.

ACTING UP: A Miami-Dade school for students with special needs puts on its first play ever, Romeo and Juliet, the Miami Herald reports.

PAY UP: A Broward high school senior could lose his full scholarship to a university over his family's inability to pay a debt to his high school, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

LOTS OF COMPLAINTS: A Palm City company files bid protests against the Martin school district and ethics complaints against two School Board members, the Stuart News reports.

MORE CUTS: Volusia schools let go another 40 employees, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

TOP HONORS? Monroe high schools are poised to do away with valedictorian and salutatorian recognitions, the Keynoter reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, July 13, 2010 10:07am]


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