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With 56 years behind the wheel, Brooks inducted into School Bus Driver Hall of Fame

With 56 years behind the wheel, Brooks inducted into School Bus Driver Hall of Fame

August 7th, 2014 7:00 am by Jeff Bobo

Hawkins County school bus driver Robert Brooks, 78, was chosen in June to be the third annual inductee into the Tennessee Association of Pupil Transportation's (TAPT) "School Bus Driver Hall of Fame."

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RCS TCAP scores mostly improved, but not immune to statewide decline trend

RCS TCAP scores mostly improved, but not immune to statewide decline trend

July 31st, 2014 1:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

Based on 2014 TCAP accountability data released Wednesday, Rogersville City School students continue to improve in most academic categories, although the K-8 school wasn't immune to some setbacks which were experienced statewide.

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Hawkins 'mirrored state' on TCAPs, with gains in math but drops in reading

Hawkins 'mirrored state' on TCAPs, with gains in math but drops in reading

July 31st, 2014 11:46 am by Jeff Bobo

Hawkins County Schools "mirrored the state" in the accountability data released by the state Wednesday for 2013-14 TCAP testing, which means math was up, but reading was down.

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UPDATED: Sullivan County schools met 5 of 11 test outcome goals; Kingsport 7 of 11

UPDATED: Sullivan County schools met 5 of 11 test outcome goals; Kingsport 7 of 11

July 31st, 2014 6:53 am by Rick Wagner

UPDATED: Tennessee achievement scores and attendance results released Wednesday show Sullivan County schools met five of 11 annual measurable outcomes (AMOs), while Kingsport schools met seven of 11 AMOs.

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Speaker praises Common Core during Kingsport visit, says schools get bad rap

Speaker praises Common Core during Kingsport visit, says schools get bad rap

July 29th, 2014 1:03 pm by Rick Wagner

Common Core standards are "common sense," but U.S. public education is not the broken, under-performing system some portray it to be. That was part of the message from consultant John Draper at the 2014 Kingsport City Schools teachers' convocation.

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At 50, Upward Bound still opens pathway to college

At 50, Upward Bound still opens pathway to college

July 26th, 2014 1:57 pm by DAVID CRARY, AP National Writer

The 15-year-old boy walked into a conference room in Columbus, Ohio, for a fateful interview. If it went well, perhaps he'd have a chance to be the first member of his impoverished family to attend college. At stake was a place in Upward Bound.

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Foundation gives $2 million to Mountain Empire Community College

Foundation gives $2 million to Mountain Empire Community College

July 24th, 2014 7:00 pm by Stephen Igo

On Thursday the MECC Foundation celebrated a $2 million gift from the Slemp Foundation, long one of Southwest Virginia's major philanthropic organizations.

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D-B, stadium switching to Pepsi

D-B, stadium switching to Pepsi

July 23rd, 2014 5:06 pm by Rick Wagner

After a decade of being a Coca-Cola operation, J. Fred Johnson Stadium and Dobyns-Bennett High School are switching to Pepsi-Cola for at least three years.

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New principals appointed in Church Hill and Rogersville

New principals appointed in Church Hill and Rogersville

July 16th, 2014 12:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

There were two new Hawkins County school principal appointments this week, including the transfer of Teresa Drinnon from Joseph Rogers Primary to Church Hill Elementary.

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HARDTACK and HARD TIMES: Skirmish at Brooks Farm July 26-27

July 15th, 2014 7:01 pm by Ned Jilton

Battalion drill helps set stage for skirmish. Photos by Ned Jilton II

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