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Elaine Liftin

Commentary: Local business community can fill void as public school funds dwindle

Elaine Liftin, President and Executive Director of the Florida Council for Educational Change, calls on private business leaders to partner with public schools to ensure quality in the face of budget cuts.

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On the Ground: Tour highlights assets, opportunities in Wimauma

A bus tour through Wimauma in rural South Hillsborough County connects local community leaders capable of finding solutions in an area undergoing transformational change spurred by pricey new gated communities and people moving in from other places.

Bike Walk Tampa Bay

People, places, perspectives: Sharing experiences at Bike/Walk Tampa Bay

Savvy citizen cyclists, bicycle and pedestrian safety advocates, and transportation planners from Hillsborough and Pinellas counties convene for a pedal-powered meeting of the minds at Bike/Walk Tampa Bay's "People, Places and Perspective'' discussion panel and annual awards ceremony.

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UF research center in Hillsborough County picks food for your table, plants for your yard

From plant breeding research to selecting which food varieties land in your favorite restaurants and grocery stores, from laboratory specimens to neighborhood yards, agriculture around the globe benefits from work being done at the University of Florida's Gulf Coast Research and Education Center just north of Wimauma.

Walden Lake Preschool, Plant City.

For Good: Hillsborough County agencies partner to prevent child drownings

A local partnership sponsored by the Hillsborough County Children's Board is working to reduce and, hopefully, eliminate child drownings. The partnership offers programs that can keep kids safe this summer and year-round.
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