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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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Common Core data bill passes Tennessee Senate 31-2

Common Core data bill passes Tennessee Senate 31-2

March 17th, 2014 10:55 pm by Associated Press

Legislation that would require any data collected under Tennessee's Common Core standards only be used to track the academic progress and needs of students was approved by the Senate on Monday.

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Food pantries on the rise at U.S. college campuses

Food pantries on the rise at U.S. college campuses

March 16th, 2014 3:15 am by FRANK ELTMAN, Associated Press

Stony Brook, where the average cost for an undergraduate residential student is $19,358 a year, opened a food pantry after learning that students had started a website sharing information about events where free food was being offered.

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Hawkins BOE to decide if seven director of schools applicants is enough

Hawkins BOE to decide if seven director of schools applicants is enough

March 13th, 2014 11:47 pm by Jeff Bobo

Three of those applicants are from within the system including Assistant Director of Schools Steve Starnes, Rogersville Middle School Principal Jim Ailshie, and Attendance Supervisor Greg Sturgill.

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Tenn. House votes to delay Common Core standards

Tenn. House votes to delay Common Core standards

March 13th, 2014 11:40 pm by Associated Press

The measure was approved 82-11 after being amended to delay implementation of the standards for two years. The testing component for the standards would also be delayed for two years.

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