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Kingsport's Ailshie awarded raise, 4-year contract extension

Kingsport's Ailshie awarded raise, 4-year contract extension

March 20th, 2014 11:52 pm by Rick Wagner

The base pay raise pushes Ailshie's annual pay, already the highest among Northeast Tennessee school systems, from $159,000 to $161.385 retroactive to March 5 and then to $167,840 effective July 1, not counting other allowances and benefits.

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Hawkins County Schools to host second annual Family Fair

March 20th, 2014 2:08 pm by Staff Report

There will be something for students of all ages and their family members at this multi-purpose Family Fair, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., March 22, at Surgoinsville Middle School.

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Niswonger grant helps fund North band's flood recovery

Niswonger grant helps fund North band's flood recovery

March 19th, 2014 10:30 pm by Rick Wagner

Disaster struck the North band program when water from a fire sprinkler head malfunction did nearly $30,000 in damage to musical instruments, supplies and equipment last November.

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Haslam's free tuition proposal advancing in Senate

Haslam's free tuition proposal advancing in Senate

March 19th, 2014 1:46 pm by Associated Press

The "Tennessee Promise" legislation advanced out of the Senate Education Committee 8-1 on Wednesday. It's similar to one moving in the House.

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At 80, longtime bus company owner will no longer provide service to Sullivan schools

At 80, longtime bus company owner will no longer provide service to Sullivan schools

March 19th, 2014 11:37 am by Rick Wagner

Kenny Morrell has spent almost 58 of those years operating a business that has transported generations of Sullivan County school students. When he started out, the buses were blue and white instead of the familiar yellow.

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Hawkins BOE to re-advertise school director position with higher pay

Hawkins BOE to re-advertise school director position with higher pay

March 18th, 2014 11:48 pm by Jeff Bobo

Although it wasn't a unanimous decision, the Hawkins County Board of Education agreed Tuesday to extend the director of schools search by two weeks and set a salary range between $90,000 and $125,000.

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Haslam  defends Common Core during appearance in Tri-Cities

Haslam defends Common Core during appearance in Tri-Cities

March 18th, 2014 10:01 pm by Hank Hayes

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam insisted on Tuesday that dialing back Common Core education standards is not acceptable amid a state House legislative attempt to postpone further implementation of the standards for another two years.

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LIFT, which includes Kingsport and Sullivan school leaders, urges moving forward with Common Core in Tennessee

March 18th, 2014 5:55 pm by Rick Wagner

Group of eight superintendents releases support statement in response to state House vote to delay Common Core standards and testing for two years.

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Appalachian School of Law announces 'downsizing'

Appalachian School of Law announces 'downsizing'

March 18th, 2014 10:56 am by Stephen Igo

The law school in Grundy, Va., will cap enrollment at 150 to 160 and cut faculty positions. Officials said fewer college graduates are taking the Law School Admissions Test and even fewer highly qualified applicants opt to pursue a legal education.

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ETSU to hold open house in Kingsport

ETSU to hold open house in Kingsport

March 17th, 2014 11:06 pm by Staff Report

JOHNSON CITY — East Tennessee State University at Kingsport Downtown will hold a "Q & A Open House" for anyone interested in attending the school.

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