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Education commissioner leaving for private sector

Education commissioner leaving for private sector

November 13th, 2014 9:00 pm by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A letter signed by Republican lawmakers demanded Huffman's resignation, citing complaints from school administrators, teachers and students about his leadership style as his department implemented a series of changes.

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Community Scrapbook: Surgoinsville Elementary Campout

November 13th, 2014 4:55 pm by Cindy Childress, Community Contributor

Today's Community Scrapbook features photos from Surgoinsville Elementary School's Campout Cookout.

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Holston Valley middle closing early

Holston Valley middle closing early

November 13th, 2014 10:07 am by Staff reports

Holston Valley Middle School is closing today at 10:30 due to a water line break.

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Lincoln Elementary students raise nearly $1,500 for St. Jude

Lincoln Elementary students raise nearly $1,500 for St. Jude

November 11th, 2014 8:00 pm by Rick Wagner

Kyah is in remission but still travels to Memphis every other week and will start a new round of chemotherapy, her mother said. Jones also said ALL is the most common type of leukemia and the family hopes it will remain in remission.

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Sullivan BOE addresses school calendar, AWOL teachers

Sullivan BOE addresses school calendar, AWOL teachers

November 11th, 2014 12:15 am by Rick Wagner

Sullivan County's 2015-16 school calendar could be a near perfect match of Kingsport's already-set school calendar. And teachers who take unpaid days off after exhausting their leave soon may have to explain their situation to a principal or supervisor.

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Initiative aims to get students thinking college

Initiative aims to get students thinking college

November 10th, 2014 10:00 pm by Rick Wagner

From bulletin boards that show where teachers got their college degrees to teachers wearing college attire, Kingsport City Schools is trying to be sure students are aware of the career-building college experience that awaits them.

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Policy change saves honor roll lunch for Hawkins students

Policy change saves honor roll lunch for Hawkins students

November 10th, 2014 2:52 pm by Jeff Bobo

Honor roll students at Hawkins Elementary School won't lose their reward lunch at Hardee's every nine weeks thanks to a decision by the Board of Education giving Director of Schools Steve Starnes authority to bend the rules at his discretion.

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A real turnoff: City schools' new energy program aims to save money by changing behavior

A real turnoff: City schools' new energy program aims to save money by changing behavior

November 9th, 2014 5:00 pm by Rick Wagner

Kingsport City Schools soon will have a new utilities policy that calls for turning off lights in unused rooms and unplugging water coolers, refrigerators, computers and vending machines during fall, spring or summer breaks unless they are needed.

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The future is now: Robotics, 3-D printing inspire D-B sophomores' career plans

The future is now: Robotics, 3-D printing inspire D-B sophomores' career plans

November 9th, 2014 8:00 am by Rick Wagner

Two self-professed future engineers are among students getting in some time with a 3-D printer at Dobyns-Bennett High School this year. Their creations include a train, chain and square puzzle, as well as small robots.

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Sevier Middle School newspaper captures two national awards

Sevier Middle School newspaper captures two national awards

November 8th, 2014 10:31 pm by Rick Wagner

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A Tri-Cities newspaper won two national awards Saturday. But it wasn't the Kingsport Times-News or Johnson City Press. Instead, it was a paper staffed by students, the Sequoyah Scribe.

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