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Fire at Sullivan North briefly evacuates school

Fire at Sullivan North briefly evacuates school

December 8th, 2014 9:46 am by Rain Smith

At approximately 8:40 a.m., smoke was reported in the auxiliary gym area of the school on North John B. Dennis Highway.

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Schools' laptop project to boot up in January

Schools' laptop project to boot up in January

December 7th, 2014 7:00 pm by Matthew Lane

Starting with sixth grade, the 1-to-1 laptop-to-student ratio in Kingsport City Schools is planned to move to grades 4-12 systemwide.

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Report: Tenn. schools need to expand pre-K, accept expansion of Medicaid

Report: Tenn. schools need to expand pre-K, accept expansion of Medicaid

December 5th, 2014 6:00 pm by Rick Wagner

The report focuses on what a news release called the importance of making sure children arrive at school with the cognitive, social and emotional skills they need to learn.

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Checks and balances: Kingsport school employees set to get $150 bonuses (maybe) — but not as gift cards

Checks and balances: Kingsport school employees set to get $150 bonuses (maybe) — but not as gift cards

December 5th, 2014 10:37 am by Rick Wagner

Plan is for net checks of $150 to go to more than 1,100 school system employees Dec. 19, last day of school before the holiday break.

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Hawkins BOE still studying student drug testing policy

Hawkins BOE still studying student drug testing policy

December 5th, 2014 10:16 am by Jeff Bobo

Last month school board chairman Chris Christian presented the board with sample policies from other school systems that conduct random drug testing on students who participate in athletics and other extracurricular activities.

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A Life Well Lived: 'Enthusiastic participation' was a way of life for Isaac Nidiffer

A Life Well Lived: 'Enthusiastic participation' was a way of life for Isaac Nidiffer

December 3rd, 2014 8:00 pm by Katherine Scoggins

A wiry, energetic teacher, he was constantly moving around the room as he taught and woe to those who did not carefully watch his every move! You could soon be, as he often said, 'In a mell of a hess!'

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Aide, 7-year-old girls killed in Tenn. bus crash

Aide, 7-year-old girls killed in Tenn. bus crash

December 3rd, 2014 6:00 pm by TRAVIS LOLLER, Associated Press; STEVE MEGARGEE, Associated Press

An aspiring teacher with two children of her own and a little girl who loved to read were among those killed when two Tennessee school buses carrying children home for the day crashed on Tuesday.

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Southwest Virginia schools win big in Celebrate My Drive campaign

Southwest Virginia schools win big in Celebrate My Drive campaign

December 3rd, 2014 10:19 am by Marci Gore

During a school-wide assembly Tuesday morning, Gate City High School students and staff learned their school was the recipient of one of the 90 $25,000 grants for its participation in State Farm's Celebrate My Drive.

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Kingsport BMA approves  budget  amendment  for $150 gift cards for  school system employees

Kingsport BMA approves budget amendment for $150 gift cards for school system employees

December 3rd, 2014 12:30 am by Matthew Lane

Who thought giving gift cards to employees at Christmas would take up so much time of city and school officials? But that's exactly what's happened over the past two weeks.

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Lundberg addresses Common Core standards at Sullivan BOE meeting

Lundberg addresses Common Core standards at Sullivan BOE meeting

December 2nd, 2014 11:50 pm by Rick Wagner

State Rep. Jon Lundberg, R-Bristol, said he firmly believes the state needs to adopt and maintain higher academic standards and that the public needs to be educated on exactly what Common Core is — and more importantly what it isn't.

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