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Teachers union endorses Joanne Lentino for Pinellas School Board District 1

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The Pinellas Classroom Teachers Association and Pinellas Educational Support Professional Association endorsed Joanne Lentino Thursday in the race for the District 1 at-large seat on the Pinellas School Board. Lentino is facing Matt Stewart in the runoff for the seat. Both are making their first run for public office. The PCTA-PESPA had endorsed both in the four-person Aug. 30 race. They moved to a runoff when no one received 50 percent plus one vote. PCTA-PESPA decided to endorse Lentino in the…

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Comedy night fundraiser set for Pinellas School Board hopeful Eliseo Santana

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A night of comic entertainment will benefit the campaign of Eliseo Santana, who’s in a runoff for the District 5 seat on the Pinellas County School Board. The event is scheduled for 7:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Snappers Grill and Comedy Club, 36657 U.S. 19 N. in Palm Harbor. The star of the evening is American history teacher Mike Rivera, who’s also a touring comedian. The Pinellas County teacher has made has made three national television appearances on…

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Retiring teacher and incumbent face off in Pinellas School Board candidate forum

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For the most part, the candidates’ forum in Palm Harbor on Monday night was a quiet affair – except when it came to the race for the District 4 seat on the Pinellas County School Board. That’s the race where incumbent Ken Peluso, a retired chiropractor, is facing Eileen Long, a retiring teacher. The crux of the dispute was Long’s contention that a teacher is best suited to the job. The subtext was that Peluso does not understand the problems…

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Janet Long endorsed by FEA, hosting fundraiser Monday

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Good news abound for state Rep. Janet Long’s re-election campaign.  First of all, she received the endorsement and support of the Florida Education Association and the Pinellas Classroom Teachers Association. Also, Long has a fundraiser scheduled for Monday at Pete & Shorty’s.  Lots of good names on the host committee:

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Republican Peter Nehr endorsed by Pinellas’ teachers

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Republican state Rep. Peter Nehr has scored a major endorsement coup in his re-election campaign for House District 48, earning the endorsements of the Florida Education Association and the Pinellas Classroom Teachers Association.  The endorsement letter is clear why the teachers are backing Nehr over Democrat Tom McKone, who now has to wonder where he can find support for his campaign: This endorsement is in recognition of your steadfastness in opposing Senate Bill 6, which failed to consider the views…

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Republican Peter Nehr endorsed by Pinellas’ teachers

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Republican state Rep. Peter Nehr has scored a major endorsement coup in his re-election campaign for House District 48, earning the endorsements of the Florida Education Association and the Pinellas Classroom Teachers Association.  The endorsement letter is clear why the teachers are backing Nehr over Democrat Tom McKone, who now has to wonder where he can find support for his campaign: This endorsement is in recognition of your steadfastness in opposing Senate Bill 6, which failed to consider the views…

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Pinellas teachers to stand with Charlie Crist during Thursday announcement

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From the Gradebook: Expect to see teachers alongside Gov. Charlie Crist when he appears at St. Petersburg’s Straub Park Thursday at 5 p.m. The longtime Republican is expected to announce his intent to run for U.S. Senate as an independent. Robin Haines, assistant to the Pinellas Classroom Teachers Association president, said at least 15 local teachers will be on stage with the governor. And countless others will participate from the audience.

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