Florida education news: Charter school closure, new university, dorm life and more
CLOSED: The Ben Gamla charter school in Pinellas abruptly shuts down amid a leadership contract snag.
HARD WORK: Florida Polytechnic University takes steps to open in 2014 as Florida's 12th public university.
HEALTHY LIVING: Florida Atlantic University opens a dorm focused on keeping residents physically fit, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
JOB WITHOUT BENEFITS: The Marion school district raises many questions with its plan to fill vacant teaching jobs with full-time substitutes, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.
BULGING MIDDLE: The Lake Wales charter school system seeks to create more middle school seats to deal with a 400-student waiting list, the Ledger reports.
LOOKING GOOD: Bay school district officials expect a profit after their first year with privatized food services, the Panama City News Herald reports.
SECOND THOUGHTS: Volusia School Board members reconsider their plan to ask voters for a sales tax extension, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
NEGATIVE FEEDBACK: Lake parents pan the district's plan to change school start times, the Orlando Sentinel reports.