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Scott County School Board OKs budget that avoids teacher layoffs, includes raise

Scott County School Board OKs budget that avoids teacher layoffs, includes raise

May 11th, 2013 9:59 pm by Wes Bunch

GATE CITY — The Scott County School Board passed an amended fiscal year 2013-14 budget that avoids teacher layoffs while giving employees their first salary increase in more than five years.

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Sullivan school budget still more than $3 million short, even if 24 teaching positions cut

Sullivan school budget still more than $3 million short, even if 24 teaching positions cut

May 11th, 2013 7:46 pm by Rick Wagner

Even if Sullivan County’s school system cut 24 teaching positions and allocated $2 million in unallocated fund balance toward its budget, its 2013-14 budget still would be more than $3.2 million short.

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Bicycle Safety at Roosevelt Elementary

May 11th, 2013 9:00 am by David Grace

Roosevelt Elementary students learn about bicycle safety.

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Sullivan BOE set to consider teacher layoffs

Sullivan BOE set to consider teacher layoffs

May 9th, 2013 11:38 pm by Rick Wagner

BLOUNTVILLE — Sullivan County school leaders Saturday will begin wrangling with potential teacher layoffs — maybe 19 teachers — and cutting instructional assistants from full-time to part-time status.

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Nashville high school has its own record label

May 9th, 2013 8:06 am by Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Nashville high school is starting its own music label.

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Local mock trial team competes in nationals this weekend

Local mock trial team competes in nationals this weekend

May 9th, 2013 8:01 am by Carmen Musick

A team from the Tri-Cities has made final preparations for what promises to be the biggest challenge it’s faced so far. On Friday, the team members will walk into an Indianapolis, Ind., courtroom to argue a case that could earn them a national title.

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Innovation Academy likely to add band to curriculum for next year premium content

May 8th, 2013 10:42 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — Innovation Academy of Northeast Tennessee’s 2013-14 related arts curriculum is likely to include band, school officials said Wednesday.

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Volunteer Navy JROTC places second in regional competition

Volunteer Navy JROTC places second in regional competition

May 8th, 2013 8:32 pm by Staff report

CHURCH HILL — The Volunteer High School Navy JROTC earned second place overall in the “large school” category at the first annual Appalachian Region ROTC Olympics (ARRO) hosted by Science Hill High School Army JROTC last month.

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In rural W.Va., schools rethink their role

In rural W.Va., schools rethink their role

May 8th, 2013 1:17 pm by PHILIP ELLIOTT, Associated Press

When it came time for parent-teacher conferences in a rural West Virginia county, fewer than half of the biological parents got invitations because the others were long gone, in jail or dead.

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McPheeters Bend honored for ‘Value Added’ scores premium content

May 7th, 2013 11:55 pm by Jeff Bobo

CHURCH HILL — McPheeters Bend Elementary students put down the books and enjoyed a hard-earned day of fun and celebration Tuesday in recognition of the school scoring second best in the state last year in the “Value Added” portion of TCAPs.

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