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