JUST SAY ... MAYBE: A new report shows smaller percentages of Pinellas students are using drugs and alcohol. The bad news: large numbers still are abusing them.
PRICE HIKE: Graduate tuition at USF will cost more next year, as at many other state universities.
TOUGH TALK: The Pasco teachers union begins negotiations with agreements, stumbling blocks.
FAMU'S HOPE: The Miami Herald handicaps the task facing Florida A&M University's new president, James Ammons, when he starts next week.
TRAVEL TRIALS: Even Broward schools' top administrator went on a free trip from a vendor who did business with the district, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel found. Broward is reviewing its gift policy.
ADMISSIONS COMPETITION: The Common Application, which helps students to apply to multiple colleges and universities without getting lost in paperwork, now has competition, the Washington Post reports.