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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.

[Last modified: Monday, June 24, 2013 6:37am]


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