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Adams to celebrate triplets' win in Ben's Beginners Cooking Contest

December 17th, 2014 11:58 pm by Rick Wagner

Thanks to a video contest win by the Roberts triplets, Adams Elementary School will be getting a $30,000 cafeteria makeover to include work on the noisy room's acoustics.

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Committee recommends new Sullivan County high schools

Committee recommends new Sullivan County high schools

December 18th, 2014 8:00 pm by Rick Wagner

BLOUNTVILLE — The days of Sullivan County's Rebels and Raiders could be coming to a close, and the Cougars and Patriots could enter the history books, too.

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Proposed bus stop policy in Hawkins at odds with request for new  bus stop

Proposed bus stop policy in Hawkins at odds with request for new bus stop

December 19th, 2014 12:43 am by Jeff Bobo

Since 2008, Hawkins County Schools have followed an unofficial policy not to add a new bus stop on a road that is less than 3/10ths of a mile from the intersection of an established route.

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City school facilities panel looks at options

City school facilities panel looks at options

December 19th, 2014 12:32 am by Rick Wagner

Imagine Kingsport City Schools acquiring or building space near Dobyns-Bennett High School for the D-B EXCEL program. Or how about building a new science and technology center or a new freshman academy on or adjacent to the current D-B campus?

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Youth detention center increases security, to adoptive more incentives instead of punitive model

Youth detention center increases security, to adoptive more incentives instead of punitive model

December 18th, 2014 11:32 pm by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

Actions are response to Sept. 1 escape or more than 30 teenagers.

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By the numbers: Hawkins stats look good for 'Three Star' renewal in 2015

By the numbers: Hawkins stats look good for 'Three Star' renewal in 2015

December 17th, 2014 10:30 pm by Jeff Bobo

Hawkins County's educations scores are improving, obesity is on the decline, and the crime rate is decreasing, which bodes well for the county's 2015 application to remain part of the state's "Three Star" program.

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Haslam names Candice McQueen new ed commissioner

Haslam names Candice McQueen new ed commissioner

December 17th, 2014 3:05 pm by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

Governor Bill Haslam announced Wednesday that he's chosen Candice McQueen as the next Education Department Commissioner. She will replace Kevin Huffman, who announced last month that he's leaving for the private sector.

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The D'oh of Homer: Professors employ TV's Simpsons

The D'oh of Homer: Professors employ TV's Simpsons

December 17th, 2014 9:28 am by FRANK ELTMAN, Associated Press

Universities across the country are using satirical references from "The Simpsons" to grab students' attention and convey lessons in literature and all manner of popular culture.

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School study panel converges on three high school options

School study panel converges on three high school options

December 17th, 2014 12:24 am by Rick Wagner

In five years, Sullivan County could have two new high schools of up to 1,700 students each instead of four current high schools ranging from about 500 to about 1,100.

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Area educators complete academy for prospective superintendents

Area educators complete academy for prospective superintendents

December 16th, 2014 10:07 pm by Rick Wagner

They are among 12 new additions to a list of qualified individuals "ready to assume the demanding position of school superintendents," according to a news release from the Tennessee School Boards Association or TSBA.

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Vanderbilt review praises Innovation Academy, has questions about its future

Vanderbilt review praises Innovation Academy, has questions about its future

December 15th, 2014 2:28 pm by Rick Wagner

Two-year review has high praise for IA and ETSU hub. (This has bonus information not in Monday's print edition story.)

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