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Kingsport City Schools sets budget committee meetings

Kingsport City Schools sets budget committee meetings

December 23rd, 2014 1:49 pm 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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Waste not ... Jackson Elementary program sends good food where it's needed — instead of to the trash

Waste not ... Jackson Elementary program sends good food where it's needed — instead of to the trash

December 21st, 2014 2:38 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — When Jackson Elementary School instructional aide Angie Hyche saw all the food that was wasted every school day in the Kingsport public school's cafeteria, she did more than just fret.

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Proposed bus stop policy in Hawkins at odds with request for new  bus stop

Proposed bus stop policy in Hawkins at odds with request for new bus stop

December 19th, 2014 12:43 am by Jeff Bobo

Since 2008, Hawkins County Schools have followed an unofficial policy not to add a new bus stop on a road that is less than 3/10ths of a mile from the intersection of an established route.

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Kingsport always to be a one high school town? City school facilities panel looks at options

Kingsport always to be a one high school town? City school facilities panel looks at options

December 19th, 2014 12:32 am by Rick Wagner

Imagine Kingsport City Schools acquiring or building space near Dobyns-Bennett High School for the D-B EXCEL program. Or how about building a new science and technology center or a new freshman academy on or adjacent to the current D-B campus?

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Youth detention center increases security, to adoptive more incentives instead of punitive model

Youth detention center increases security, to adoptive more incentives instead of punitive model

December 18th, 2014 11:32 pm by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

Actions are response to Sept. 1 escape or more than 30 teenagers.

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Committee recommends new Sullivan County high schools

Committee recommends new Sullivan County high schools

December 18th, 2014 8:00 pm by Rick Wagner

BLOUNTVILLE — The days of Sullivan County's Rebels and Raiders could be coming to a close, and the Cougars and Patriots could enter the history books, too.

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Adams  to celebrate triplets' win in Ben's Beginners Cooking Contest

Adams to celebrate triplets' win in Ben's Beginners Cooking Contest

December 17th, 2014 11:58 pm by Rick Wagner

Thanks to a video contest win by the Roberts triplets, Adams Elementary School will be getting a $30,000 cafeteria makeover to include work on the noisy room's acoustics.

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By the numbers: Hawkins stats look good for 'Three Star' renewal in 2015

By the numbers: Hawkins stats look good for 'Three Star' renewal in 2015

December 17th, 2014 10:30 pm by Jeff Bobo

Hawkins County's educations scores are improving, obesity is on the decline, and the crime rate is decreasing, which bodes well for the county's 2015 application to remain part of the state's "Three Star" program.

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Haslam names Candice McQueen new ed commissioner

Haslam names Candice McQueen new ed commissioner

December 17th, 2014 3:05 pm by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

Governor Bill Haslam announced Wednesday that he's chosen Candice McQueen as the next Education Department Commissioner. She will replace Kevin Huffman, who announced last month that he's leaving for the private sector.

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The D'oh of Homer: Professors employ TV's Simpsons

The D'oh of Homer: Professors employ TV's Simpsons

December 17th, 2014 9:28 am by FRANK ELTMAN, Associated Press

Universities across the country are using satirical references from "The Simpsons" to grab students' attention and convey lessons in literature and all manner of popular culture.

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