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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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Senate decries 'radical agenda' of UT's Sex Week

Senate decries 'radical agenda' of UT's Sex Week

March 13th, 2014 1:55 pm by Associated Press

The state Senate has passed a resolution directing the University of Tennessee to require parents to opt in to allowing student fees to go toward events deemed "controversial or objectionable."

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Tennessee looking to Cherokee robotics class as example for state

Tennessee looking to Cherokee robotics class as example for state

March 13th, 2014 6:00 am by Jeff Bobo

The Tennessee Department of Education will be looking at Cherokee High School's robotics class as it develops a high school robotics curriculum for use across the state.

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School calendars amended, adopted in Wise

School calendars amended, adopted in Wise

March 11th, 2014 11:44 pm by Stephen Igo

Wise County schools will end the current school year on June 5, an amendment to the current school year calendar as adjusted to winter weather closures.

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Wise County kindergarten registration set for April 18

Wise County kindergarten registration set for April 18

March 11th, 2014 10:09 pm by Staff report

Children applying for kindergarten must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 30, 2014.

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