Florida education news: Charter school seats, LEED certification, background checks and more
LAST-MINUTE SCRAMBLE: Families seek new schools for their children after a Pinellas charter school announces it doesn't have as many seats as expected.
GOING GREEN: Hillsborough builds its first LEED-certified environmentally friendly school.
POOR TURNOUT: Hernando's new aviation academy might not open because of low enrollment.
TRANSPARENCY: The Pasco district administration needs to do a better job of seeking School Board approval before traveling out of state, the Times editorializes.
SECURITY: Brevard schools will begin doing background checks on all visitors, Florida Today reports.
SUPERINTENDENT SELECTION: Walton voters will decide whether to continue voting for schools superintendent, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.
UPGRADES: The Duval school system will spend $58 million to add high-speed wireless internet in all schools and improve the technology hardware in dozens of schools, the Florida Times-Union reports.
COLLABORATION: Bay teachers start sharing ideas and strategies using the professional learning communities model, the Panama City News Herald reports.
NOW HIRING: Volusia schools continue to seek new teachers, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.