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Innovation Academy principal says students upset by plan to move school

Innovation Academy principal says students upset by plan to move school

April 19th, 2014 9:24 pm by Rick Wagner

Of 15.5 teachers this year at Innovation Academy of Northeast Tennessee, Principal Sandy Watkins said she knows of only three considering going to the new IA STEM platform school location at Holston Middle School.

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BOE adds dual credit courses at D-B, eyes security upgrades

BOE adds dual credit courses at D-B, eyes security upgrades

April 18th, 2014 8:35 pm by Rick Wagner

Dobyns-Bennett High School students will be able to get dual credit in agriculture, criminal justice and sociology in 2014-15, thanks to action by the Kingsport Board of Education in a called meeting Thursday night.

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Board of Regents chancellor: Tennessee Promise a fast-forward for Tennessee

Board of Regents chancellor: Tennessee Promise a fast-forward for Tennessee

April 18th, 2014 6:00 am by Hank Hayes

Tennessee is "on a track to move forward faster" now that state lawmakers have passed a measure to offer free tuition to future community college and technical students, Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor John Morgan said Thursday.

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Board votes to move IA to Holston, possibly putting remaining grant money in jeopardy

Board votes to move IA to Holston, possibly putting remaining grant money in jeopardy

April 17th, 2014 11:10 pm by Rick Wagner

Innovation Academy of Northeast Tennessee will move from Bloomingdale to Blountville next school year. The question is whether that move could come at a financial penalty of a quarter of a million dollars.

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Cora Cox students remember classmate Logan Rose

Cora Cox students remember classmate Logan Rose

April 17th, 2014 9:51 pm by Nick Shepherd

Purple balloons could be seen in the skies over Kingsport on Thursday as students and faculty from Cora Cox Academy gathered to honor the memory of classmate Logan Rose, who died last week.

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Tennessee House OKs report to delay Common Core testing

Tennessee House OKs report to delay Common Core testing

April 16th, 2014 9:21 pm by Associated Press

NASHVILLE — The state House has voted to adopt the report of a special committee that recommends the testing component of Tennessee's Common Core education standards be delayed a year.

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New SAT: What will those questions look like?

New SAT: What will those questions look like?

April 16th, 2014 6:41 pm by KIMBERLY HEFLING, AP Education Writer

The College Board released the sample test questions on Wednesday, offering clues to how the revised college entrance exam, taken last year by 1.7 million students, will look when it rolls out in 2016.

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Classes resume at high school rocked by stabbings

Classes resume at high school rocked by stabbings

April 16th, 2014 1:17 pm by JOE MANDAK, Associated Press

Classes resumed Wednesday at a Pittsburgh-area high school where authorities said a student stabbed or slashed 21 others and a security guard a week ago while rampaging through a hallway with two kitchen knives.

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Lawmakers pass Haslam free tuition plan

Lawmakers pass Haslam free tuition plan

April 15th, 2014 11:03 pm by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam's signature proposal to create a program that would cover tuition at two-year colleges for any high school graduate is headed to his desk after passing the House on Tuesday.

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Funding running out for instructional coaches in Hawkins schools

Funding running out for instructional coaches in Hawkins schools

April 15th, 2014 10:14 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — With Hawkins County's "Race to the Top" federal grant funding set to expire this year, school officials will be looking for extra funding somewhere to keep four of the five instructional coaches the grant helped pay for.

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