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Brian Lamb selected chair of USF Board of Trustees

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Brian Lamb, whose name may be familiar to University of South Florida basketball fans, was elected chair of USF’s Board of Trustees earlier this month. “It’s a privilege to assume this leadership role during a transformational time in USF history,” Lamb said in a statement. “I will remain focused on the university’s primary goal of student success and preparing them for the competitive global workplace.” Lamb currently is regional president for Fifth Third Bank in the Tampa Bay region. He…

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Representative Janet Long pushes bill for stronger early-education standards

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  In the wake of a new report from the business community about Florida’s workforce, State Rep. Janet Long (D-Seminole) today called on legislative leaders to embrace her plan to improve Florida’s pre-kindergarten program. “Florida’s business leaders agree that an important step toward building a workforce capable of meeting the high-tech demands of the 21st Century is to ensure that today’s pre-kindergarten teachers hold at least a four year college degree. “For the third consecutive year, I have filed a…

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