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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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Panel makes Common Core compromise proposal

Panel makes Common Core compromise proposal

April 15th, 2014 8:55 pm by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A special committee of lawmakers on Tuesday recommended that the testing component of Tennessee's Common Core education standards be delayed for one year.

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Tenn. school voucher bill fails for session

Tenn. school voucher bill fails for session

April 15th, 2014 11:17 am by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal to create a program that gives parents the option to move a child from a failing public school to a private school has once again failed to pass.

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Senate approves Haslam's free tuition plan

Senate approves Haslam's free tuition plan

April 14th, 2014 9:57 pm by Associated Press

NASHVILLE — Gov. Bill Haslam's signature proposal to create a program that would cover tuition at two-year colleges for any high school graduate is a step closer to the governor's desk.

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Kingsport City Schools Board of Education to hold called meeting

Kingsport City Schools Board of Education to hold called meeting

April 14th, 2014 9:19 am by Marybeth McLain

Kingsport City Schools Board of Education will hold a called meeting to consider approval of three Dobyns-Bennett High School dual credit pilot Memorandums of Understanding for agriculture, criminal justice, and sociology.

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PTO leader at Innovation Academy pens urgent plea for continued growth of school

PTO leader at Innovation Academy pens urgent plea for continued growth of school

April 13th, 2014 9:15 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — A Parent Teacher Organization, the Sullivan County school system's head and the school board all seem headed in different directions when it comes to Innovation Academy of Northeast Tennessee.

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10-year-old Washington Elementary student takes up fight against Type 1 diabetes

10-year-old Washington Elementary student takes up fight against Type 1 diabetes

April 13th, 2014 8:29 pm by Rick Wagner

After more than 22,000 finger sticks and some 5,000 insulin injections, 10-year-old Emma Barlett simply looks forward to the day she can throw away her glucose meter, finger sticker and insulin supplies.

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