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House considers bill to waive school meal rules

House considers bill to waive school meal rules

June 11th, 2014 3:15 pm by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press

The House considered legislation on Wednesday that would allow some schools to opt out of healthier meal standards — a proposal that has drawn a veto threat from the White House.

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Senate Republicans block student loan bill

Senate Republicans block student loan bill

June 11th, 2014 1:13 pm by ERICA WERNER, Associated Press

Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked legislation aimed at letting people refinance their student loans at lower rates, a pre-ordained outcome that gave Democrats a fresh election-year talking point against the GOP.

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Wise School Board discusses tobacco use at football games, closed session policies

Wise School Board discusses tobacco use at football games, closed session policies

June 10th, 2014 10:54 pm by Stephen Igo

The days of lighting up at Wise County high school football games may be a thing of the past if deliberations of the county school board result in adoption of a tobacco free policy toward that end.

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Photo Gallery: Teens Tangling with Tough Tasks.

June 10th, 2014 7:21 pm by Ned Jilton

S.H.O.U.T. (Students Helping Others Understand Tomorrow) Youth Leadership Program takes to the ropes on Bays Mountain. Photos by Ned Jilton II

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Obama moves to extend student loan payment relief

Obama moves to extend student loan payment relief

June 9th, 2014 2:42 pm by JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press

President Barack Obama says the rising costs of college have left America's middle class feeling trapped. He says no hard-working youngster in America should be priced out of a higher education.

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Summer reading programs offer scientific fun for children and teens

Summer reading programs offer scientific fun for children and teens

June 9th, 2014 9:30 am by Amanda Marsh

The Kingsport Public Library and others across the Tri-Cities have designed summer programming with a science theme called 'Fizz, Boom, Read!' The Teen Summer Reading Program theme is 'Spark a Reaction!'

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Kingsport City Schools featuring wide range of summer programs

Kingsport City Schools featuring wide range of summer programs

June 8th, 2014 9:26 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — It's almost summer of 2014, but summer programs in Kingsport City Schools are not your father's or mother's summer school.

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Kingsport City Schools' call for social media support on budget funding brings strong response

Kingsport City Schools' call for social media support on budget funding brings strong response

June 8th, 2014 9:17 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — Can Facebook likes, Tweets and emails influence increased local government funding levels for education?

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Hawkins County school officials seeking photos of superintendents for display

Hawkins County school officials seeking photos of superintendents for display - VIDEO

June 8th, 2014 12:25 am by Jeff Bobo

A new photo display in the Hawkins County Board of Education meeting room features past superintendents dating back to 1923, but the search continues for photos of even earlier superintendents.

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Innovation Academy parents still concerned about transportation, math issues

Innovation Academy parents still concerned about transportation, math issues

June 8th, 2014 12:15 am by Rick Wagner

BLOUNTVILLE — Sullivan County school board members partially addressed a concern of Innovation Academy of Northeast Tennessee parents Wednesday night.

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