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Sullivan County BOE mulls closing schools for election days

Sullivan County BOE mulls closing schools for election days

March 29th, 2014 7:59 pm by Rick Wagner

BLOUNTVILLE — Sullivan County's school board appears split on the issue of having polling places at schools open on election day.

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Board of Regents: Higher ed budget in limbo

Board of Regents: Higher ed budget in limbo

March 28th, 2014 7:20 pm by Associated Press

Members of the Tennessee Board of Regents said Friday that they don't know how much money the state's universities and community colleges are going to receive in the budget because of a shortfall in tax collections.

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Sullivan BOE wants some answers before April 7 action on Innovation Academy budget

Sullivan BOE wants some answers before April 7 action on Innovation Academy budget

March 28th, 2014 8:42 am by Rick Wagner

BOE members say they want answers to some questions before they vote to proceed with a proposed IA STEM platform school budget of $1.47 million for its first year without support from Kingsport City Schools.

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Ramsey: Pay raises, higher ed funding face cuts

Ramsey: Pay raises, higher ed funding face cuts

March 28th, 2014 7:57 am by Associated Press

Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey says worse-than-expected revenue collections could force Tennessee to cancel planned pay raises for state employees and reduce planned investments in higher education.

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Haslam: 'Ways to go' on voucher consensus

Haslam: 'Ways to go' on voucher consensus

March 27th, 2014 5:24 pm by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

Vouchers — or so-called "opportunity scholarships" — give parents the option to move a child from a failing public school to a private school, with the state providing funds for tuition.

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$1 trillion student loan debt widens US wealth gap

$1 trillion student loan debt widens US wealth gap

March 27th, 2014 4:34 pm by CAROLYN THOMPSON, Associated Press

Roughly 37 million individuals in the U.S. are saddled with $1 trillion in student debt, and they may never catch up with wealthy peers who began life after college free from the burden.

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Video: Roosevelt students craft shoe patterns for African villages

Video: Roosevelt students craft shoe patterns for African villages

March 27th, 2014 3:20 pm by David Grace

The delivery of the shoe tops mark the end of Roosevelt students' community service project started early this year, when they collected old jeans for the Sole of Hope shoe-making project.

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Deadline nears to submit application to attend IA

Deadline nears to submit application to attend IA

March 26th, 2014 11:07 pm by Rick Wagner

Innovation Academy of Northeast Tennessee has at least 220 students registered for grades 6-9 in its third year, including 72 outside the Sullivan County school zone.

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Innovation Academy receives Apple Distinguished School award

Innovation Academy receives Apple Distinguished School award

March 25th, 2014 10:23 pm by Rick Wagner

The award makes the platform STEM school one of 220 Apple schools nationwide and two in Tennessee to have the honor. The other Tennessee facility is the L&N Academy, a platform STEM school in Knoxville.

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Senate sponsor says compromise near on Common Core

Senate sponsor says compromise near on Common Core

March 25th, 2014 3:18 pm by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

The Senate sponsor of a contentious proposal to delay further implementation of the state's Common Core education standards for two years says compromise legislation is in the works.

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