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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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Regional & National Education
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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Community Education
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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Regional & National Education
Tennessee lawmakers discuss Common Core compromise proposal

Tennessee lawmakers discuss Common Core compromise proposal

April 13th, 2014 5:23 pm by Associated Press

NASHVILLE — State lawmakers are considering compromise legislation that would delay the testing component for Tennessee's Common Core education standards for one year.

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Yennie doesn't make finalist list in Wilson County

Yennie doesn't make finalist list in Wilson County

April 12th, 2014 11:13 pm by Rick Wagner

LEBANON — Sullivan County Director of Schools Jubal Yennie was not chosen Saturday as one of two finalists to become Wilson County director of schools.

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Sullivan County school officials considering supplemental  insurance

Sullivan County school officials considering supplemental insurance

April 12th, 2014 8:21 pm by Rick Wagner

BLOUNTVILLE — Health care supplements aren't just for Medicare recipients anymore, local school officials are learning.

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Dobyns-Bennett robotics team ranks 13th in regional competition

Dobyns-Bennett robotics team ranks 13th in regional competition

April 12th, 2014 7:53 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — Dobyns-Bennett High School's robotics team finished first among contenders from Northeast Tennessee in the recent regional robotics competition in Knoxville, ranking 13th overall.

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