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Wise County School Board votes to extend school year

Wise County School Board votes to extend school year

March 11th, 2015 12:18 am by Stephen Igo

The school division has missed 15 days of instructional time as of Tuesday, practically all of them during crippling snow storms the last two weeks of February and last week's flooding.

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Tennessee looks at school systems' administrative costs

Tennessee looks at school systems' administrative costs

March 10th, 2015 9:57 am by Rick Wagner

Northeast Tennessee public schools systems' administrative costs as a percentage of operating budgets vary from 7.2 percent in Washington County to 13.3 percent for Rogersville City School, according to a just-released report.

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Broughton, Richter spar over facilities plans

Broughton, Richter spar over facilities plans

March 9th, 2015 6:13 pm by Rick Wagner

Sullivan County school board member Todd Broughton has some issues with the work of school facilities study consultant Tracy Richter. He said the study was giving up on North and Colonial Heights Middle because both were inside the city limits.

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Separate ... but not: Kingsport and Sullivan County facilities studies in the home stretch

Separate ... but not: Kingsport and Sullivan County facilities studies in the home stretch

March 9th, 2015 6:07 pm by Rick Wagner

Interrelated plans for facilities emerging, but still in draft form.

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City schools to use 'banked' days to make up for those missed due to snow

City schools to use 'banked' days to make up for those missed due to snow

March 5th, 2015 10:33 pm by Rick Wagner

Pay no heed to speculation about Kingsport City Schools going in session on Saturdays, extending the school day beyond the current seven hours, canceling or curtailing spring break or extending the school year.

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ETSU plans immersion weekend for high school students considering health careers

ETSU plans immersion weekend for high school students considering health careers

March 5th, 2015 6:15 pm by Staff Report

BLUE (Bucs Live University Experience) Weekend will take place March 27-28 and aims to introduce students to the many health degree programs offered at ETSU while also providing them an opportunity to experience life on campus as a whole.

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Two local educators on task force studying testing, assessment

Two local educators on task force studying testing, assessment

March 5th, 2015 12:12 am by Rick Wagner

The new task force includes education leaders, teachers and legislators. The first meeting of the task force will be in late March and focus on the results of a district assessment survey.

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Walters State goes beyond Tennessee Promise

Walters State goes beyond Tennessee Promise

March 5th, 2015 12:10 am by Rick Wagner

Academic achievers taking advantage of the new Tennessee Promise scholarship can gain even more with the separate Walters State Promise scholarship.

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Sullivan school board takes look at still-evolving facilities plans

Sullivan school board takes look at still-evolving facilities plans

March 5th, 2015 12:08 am by Rick Wagner

The proposed closure of Sullivan North High School or its potential conversion to a middle school are not being talked about simply because it is inside city limits, consultant Tracy Richter told Sullivan County school leaders Wednesday.

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Sullivan schools revamping mission, vision and goals

Sullivan schools revamping mission, vision and goals

March 4th, 2015 9:30 pm by Rick Wagner

Sullivan County school leaders spent about two hours discussing the finer points of grammar and word usage, aiming to shorten their current mission and goals from a paragraph to a single phrase.

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