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Co-sponsor changes stance on bill to repeal Common Core

Co-sponsor changes stance on bill to repeal Common Core

January 22nd, 2015 5:00 pm by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

A co-sponsor of legislation to repeal Tennessee's Common Core standards said Thursday the measure is likely to change after discussions with teachers and other educators who say the higher benchmarks in English and math are helping students.

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Johnson's 'castle' playground  nearing end of its useful life

Johnson's 'castle' playground nearing end of its useful life

January 22nd, 2015 12:01 am by Rick Wagner

The structure will need to be renovated or replaced in a few years at an estimated cost of $110,000 or $250,000, respectively, according to Johnson Elementary School Principal Stacy Edwards and Parent Teacher Organization President Courtney Hobbs.

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City schools' International Baccalaureate plan likely to draw fire

City schools' International Baccalaureate plan likely to draw fire

January 21st, 2015 10:40 pm by Rick Wagner

For one thing, Board of Education member Todd Golden said he has concerns the IB's international, i.e. non-U.S.-centric, curriculum might be targeted by conservatives and prove unpopular among students.

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First in their class: Nominations accepted for inaugural class of educators Hall of Fame

First in their class: Nominations accepted for inaugural class of educators Hall of Fame

January 19th, 2015 5:45 pm by Rick Wagner

Did you have as a student or know of an educator, principal or other Kingsport public school employee you think deserves to be recognized?

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Kingsport City Schools sets budget committee meetings

Kingsport City Schools sets budget committee meetings

January 19th, 2015 9:47 am by Andy True

The Kingsport City Schools Budget Committee has scheduled a series of meetings to review budget items for the 2015-16 fiscal year.

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Kingsport principal to help build vocational school for Constanza

Kingsport principal to help build vocational school for Constanza

January 18th, 2015 2:45 pm by Rick Wagner

Stacy Edwards soon will travel to the Dominican Republic to help finish a vocational school. And his students in Kingsport, as well as the other city elementary schools, are raising money to help.

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College News & Notes: Week of Jan. 19

College News & Notes: Week of Jan. 19

January 18th, 2015 2:00 pm by Carmen Musick

College News & Notes is designed to provide useful information about financial aid deadlines, scholarships, open houses, workshops and other upcoming events related to the process.

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Tennessee lawmaker wants  to require civics test for high school  graduation

Tennessee lawmaker wants to require civics test for high school graduation

January 17th, 2015 7:30 pm by Rick Wagner

Legislation would require Tennessee high school students to take and pass a multiple-choice civics exam with such questions before they can graduate.

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INK: What's Happening (updated Jan. 15)

INK: What's Happening (updated Jan. 15)

January 15th, 2015 4:00 pm by Carmen Musick

INK's What's Happening calendar features events of interest to local middle and high school students. To list an event, send the details (what, when, where, contact info, etc) to ink@timesnews.net.

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Kingsport school participates in GoNoodle program

Kingsport school participates in GoNoodle program - VIDEO

January 15th, 2015 9:00 am by Rick Wagner

What do the Dino Stomp and Shake Your Foot have in common with math, English, spelling and other academic studies?

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