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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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Tenn. senator pulls bill that would have made illegal immigrants eligible for in-state tuition

Tenn. senator pulls bill that would have made illegal immigrants eligible for in-state tuition

March 24th, 2014 7:30 pm by Associated Press

NASHVILLE — Legislation that would make students in the country illegally eligible for in-state tuition has failed this session.

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Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton promote higher education

Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton promote higher education

March 24th, 2014 6:39 pm by KEN THOMAS, Associated Press

IRVING, Texas — Hillary Rodham Clinton and Jeb Bush, potential foes in the 2016 presidential contest, said Monday that higher education has the power to transform lives and be a force for democracy around the globe.

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Vote to delay Common Core a step backward for Tennessee

Vote to delay Common Core a step backward for Tennessee

March 24th, 2014 9:57 am by Editorial staff

That the Tennessee House would vote overwhelmingly to delay a major educational improvement that represents years of work and effort, and which would give Tennessee children a significant step up in the world, all but defies comprehension.

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Kingsport's first preschool searching for alumni

Kingsport's first preschool searching for alumni

March 24th, 2014 9:41 am by Leigh Ann Laube

In its 77-year history, it's not known exactly how many children have attended St. Paul's Day School & Kindergarten, but that number is certainly in the thousands. Staff at Kingsport's first and longest-running preschool want to locate as many of them as

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Common Core spawns widespread political fights

Common Core spawns widespread political fights

March 24th, 2014 9:36 am by BILL BARROW, Associated Press

More than five years after U.S. governors began a bipartisan effort to set new standards in American schools, the Common Core initiative has morphed into a political tempest fueling division among Republicans.

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