Florida education news: Drug checks, tuition, student discipline and more
DRUG-SNIFFING DOGS: The Hillsborough Sheriff's Office plans random drug checks of lockers in Hillsborough schools.
GOING UP: The Florida House and Senate agree to raise university tuition 3 percent, despite Gov. Rick Scott's desire to keep costs stable.
METAMORPHOSIS: A Hernando science teacher transforms herself into Professor Marshmallow for an all-out science performance once a year.
KEEP GOING: Florida lawmakers have a chance to do more good — or bad — for state education before their session ends, the Times editorializes.
DISCRIMINATION: The NAACP files a complaint that black students in Brevard are disproportionately disciplined in school, Florida Today reports.
GOING STRONG: A charter school group touts the performance of charters, while one Polk official suggests the report is slanted, the Ledger reports.
UNFAIR: Monroe high school athletic directors say a bill moving through the Florida Legislature would cripple sports in the public schools, the Keynoter reports.