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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.

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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.

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