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UPDATED: Sullivan County schools met 5 of 11 test outcome goals; Kingsport 7 of 11

UPDATED: Sullivan County schools met 5 of 11 test outcome goals; Kingsport 7 of 11

July 31st, 2014 6:53 am by Rick Wagner

UPDATED: Tennessee achievement scores and attendance results released Wednesday show Sullivan County schools met five of 11 annual measurable outcomes (AMOs), while Kingsport schools met seven of 11 AMOs.

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Speaker praises Common Core during Kingsport visit, says schools get bad rap

Speaker praises Common Core during Kingsport visit, says schools get bad rap

July 29th, 2014 1:03 pm by Rick Wagner

Common Core standards are "common sense," but U.S. public education is not the broken, under-performing system some portray it to be. That was part of the message from consultant John Draper at the 2014 Kingsport City Schools teachers' convocation.

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At 50, Upward Bound still opens pathway to college

At 50, Upward Bound still opens pathway to college

July 26th, 2014 1:57 pm by DAVID CRARY, AP National Writer

The 15-year-old boy walked into a conference room in Columbus, Ohio, for a fateful interview. If it went well, perhaps he'd have a chance to be the first member of his impoverished family to attend college. At stake was a place in Upward Bound.

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Foundation gives $2 million to Mountain Empire Community College

Foundation gives $2 million to Mountain Empire Community College

July 24th, 2014 7:00 pm by Stephen Igo

On Thursday the MECC Foundation celebrated a $2 million gift from the Slemp Foundation, long one of Southwest Virginia's major philanthropic organizations.

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D-B, stadium switching to Pepsi

D-B, stadium switching to Pepsi

July 23rd, 2014 5:06 pm by Rick Wagner

After a decade of being a Coca-Cola operation, J. Fred Johnson Stadium and Dobyns-Bennett High School are switching to Pepsi-Cola for at least three years.

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New principals appointed in Church Hill and Rogersville

New principals appointed in Church Hill and Rogersville

July 16th, 2014 12:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

There were two new Hawkins County school principal appointments this week, including the transfer of Teresa Drinnon from Joseph Rogers Primary to Church Hill Elementary.

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HARDTACK and HARD TIMES: Skirmish at Brooks Farm July 26-27

July 15th, 2014 7:01 pm by Ned Jilton

Battalion drill helps set stage for skirmish. Photos by Ned Jilton II

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Hawkins County BOE revises fighting policy to permit self defense

Hawkins County BOE revises fighting policy to permit self defense

July 14th, 2014 1:20 pm by Jeff Bobo

Hawkins County principals will have the option of not punishing students who defend themselves in a fight, but that option still won't exist for 'third party' students who come to the aid of another.

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Stepping up: Scott implements first step increase for teachers in six years

Stepping up: Scott implements first step increase for teachers in six years

July 14th, 2014 8:13 am by Wes Bunch

Despite having to trim an unexpected $300,000 from its budget, the Scott County School Board was recently able to bring back all non-tenured teachers while at the same time implementing a salary increase and hiring new teachers.

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Governors group skirts 'radioactive' Common Core

Governors group skirts 'radioactive' Common Core

July 13th, 2014 6:33 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

NASHVILLE — Reviled by staunch conservatives, the common education standards designed to improve schools and student competitiveness are being modified by some Republican governors.

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