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Update: Dobyns-Bennett out of lockdown, single bullet found

Update: Dobyns-Bennett out of lockdown, single bullet found

February 24th, 2014 12:00 pm by Nick Shepherd

Dobyns-Bennett High School is out of a soft lockdown after a single bullet was found in the school.

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Kingsport teacher pay plan shifts weight from degrees to performance

Kingsport teacher pay plan shifts weight from degrees to performance

February 23rd, 2014 9:52 pm by Rick Wagner

Kingsport City Schools' new differentiated compensation policy for teachers will result in a pay increase for every teacher. However, it gives less weight to having advanced degrees and adds job performance as a variable.

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Five Hawkins County schools awarded Utrust 'mini-grants'

Five Hawkins County schools awarded Utrust 'mini-grants'

February 23rd, 2014 9:08 pm by Jeff Bobo

Five Hawkins County schools have been awarded "mini-grants" to fund educational programs in the schools thanks to an organization dedicated to expressing appreciation to school employees.

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Parents urge Kingsport schools to join county in facilities  study

Parents urge Kingsport schools to join county in facilities study

February 23rd, 2014 9:05 pm by Rick Wagner

Based on parent comments at Friday's inaugural Lunch with Lyle event, the city school system would be well served doing a joint facilities study with Sullivan County.

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PluggedIn VA: Deadline to sign up for information technology training approaching

PluggedIn VA: Deadline to sign up for information technology training approaching

February 22nd, 2014 10:02 pm by Wes Bunch

Administrators with the Regional Adult Education Program of Lee, Scott, Wise and Norton public schools say time is running out to sign up for information technology training through its PluggedIn VA course that begins next month.

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Kingsport schools set to offer STREAM camp this summer

Kingsport schools set to offer STREAM camp this summer

February 21st, 2014 11:20 pm by Rick Wagner

Have a student who'd like to test water quality in a creek, build a catapult or learn about the arts or chemistry this summer? STREAM stands for science, technology, reading, engineering, arts and math.

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Lunch with Lyle: Meeting opens dialog between Kingsport superintendent, parents

Lunch with Lyle: Meeting opens dialog between Kingsport superintendent, parents

February 21st, 2014 10:24 pm by Rick Wagner

It's 4 a.m. on a snowy school day or a potentially snowy one. Where is your superintendent of schools? If he is Kingsport Superintendent Lyle Ailshie, he's up talking with folks or on the road checking out conditions.

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Former Legion building now home to D-B's JROTC

Former Legion building now home to D-B's JROTC

February 21st, 2014 6:14 am by Rick Wagner

School system officials, along with the current commander of the Hammond Post No. 3 of the Legion, said repurposing the building next to D-B and behind the Civic Auditorium couldn't be more appropriate.

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Kingsport schools set to absorb extra snow day

Kingsport schools set to absorb extra snow day

February 20th, 2014 11:13 pm by Rick Wagner

However, Superintendent Lyle Ailshie said that if the system misses a sixth day or more for snow, the school board will have to reconsider what to do.

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Sullivan BOE member upset over lack of transparency in search for facilities study firm

Sullivan BOE member upset over lack of transparency in search for facilities study firm

February 19th, 2014 11:22 pm by Rick Wagner

Other school board members and the head of the school system say nothing is concrete yet because of a pending agreement for a joint Kingsport-Sullivan County facilities study.

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