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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.

[Last modified: Friday, August 15, 2014 6:39am]


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