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Florida education news: Resolutions, notebooks, tax referendums and more

BE IT RESOLVED: Florida school board members debate whether adopting a resolution is the best approach to seeking testing reform.

ON THE BALLOT: Hernando voters have a chance to remake their School Board in the November election.

GETTING READY: Fifth graders at Pasco Woodland Elementary learn to keep organized as their school implements the AVID program.

TAXES: The Times recommends in favor of a Hernando sales tax referendum supporting school construction needs. • Passage of a Palm Beach tax referendum would allow district schools to maintain arts programs, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

REUSE IT: The Okaloosa school district explores placing a recycling program at several schools, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.

EXTRA CLASSES: University of Central Florida students protest a tuition surcharge assessed when students take 10 percent more credits than needed for a degree, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

SECURITY: The Manatee school district creates a new administrative position to oversee district safety, the Bradenton Herald reports.

ADVOCATING: The City of North Miami Beach creates an education committee to push the Miami-Dade district to pay more attention to area school needs, the Miami Herald reports.

GROWTH: Lee schools see enrollment increases, causing concerns that crowding and portables could make a return, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

SCHOOL GRADES: A new report is critical of Florida's school grading model, Education Week reports.