Kingsport Times News Friday, August 28, 2015
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Wise schools 'guardedly optimistic' on early enrollment

Wise schools 'guardedly optimistic' on early enrollment

August 24th, 2015 2:15 pm by Stephen Igo

The current fiscal year budget was built on a projected 5,760 students for 2015-16, so starting the school year decently above that projection means more state basic aid dollars than expected for budget purposes.

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Community Education
UT College of Nursing receives $2 million grant to support nurses in Appalachia

UT College of Nursing receives $2 million grant to support nurses in Appalachia

August 24th, 2015 12:30 pm by Community contributor

The grant will support the college's academic partnership with Chota Community Health Services and Community Health of East Tennessee.

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News Regional & National Education
Haslam to help kickoff 2-year college free-tuition program

Haslam to help kickoff 2-year college free-tuition program

August 24th, 2015 8:41 am by Associated Press

The program provides high school graduates with two years of tuition-free attendance at a state community or technical college, which begin classes on Monday.

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Tennessee offers free high school equivalency testing

Tennessee offers free high school equivalency testing

August 24th, 2015 8:30 am by By State Contributor

The state of Tennessee offers two test options to earn a high school equivalency diploma.

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Regional & National Education
Tennessee Promise students begin classes this week

Tennessee Promise students begin classes this week

August 23rd, 2015 2:00 pm by Associated Press

More than 22,000 Tennessee Promise students will use the scholarship to begin classes this week at a state community or technical college. As of Aug. 1, officials say there were 22,524 students qualified to attend through the program.

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Art partner portraits: Colonial Heights Middle students draw each other

Art partner portraits: Colonial Heights Middle students draw each other

August 23rd, 2015 12:30 pm by Community contributor

Colonial Heights Middle Schools students in grades sixth through eight all drew portraits of a partner with graphite. All grades learned about the proportions of the face, how to shade and about value.

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Reverse Transfer program allows transfer students at Tusculum College to receive associate degrees

August 23rd, 2015 12:30 pm by Community contributor

Reverse Transfer makes it possible for students who transferred from a Tennessee community college before earning a two-year degree to retroactively receive that credential when requirements are met in pursuit of a bachelor's degree.

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Hawkins Schools hosting 4th Annual Kindergarten Readiness Conference

Hawkins Schools hosting 4th Annual Kindergarten Readiness Conference

August 22nd, 2015 5:30 pm by Staff Report

The purpose of the conference is to provide childcare providers, daycare centers, and private preschools in the Hawkins County area information and tools to enrich their programs and prepare future Hawkins County students for kindergarten.

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Bluff City Elementary holds Parent/Student Orientation Night

Bluff City Elementary holds Parent/Student Orientation Night

August 22nd, 2015 12:30 pm by Community contributor

The teachers met with parents to explain procedures and expectations for the new school year. The faculty and staff at Bluff City Elementary served the parents and students dinner,

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King University to offer free college courses for adults ages 60-plus

August 22nd, 2015 12:30 pm by Community contributor

The offerings are part of the new Lifelong Learning Studies program at King in which the adult learners would audit the non-credit classes at King's main campus in Bristol, Tenn., free of charge.

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