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Survey: Cost a growing factor in college decisions

Survey: Cost a growing factor in college decisions

March 6th, 2014 3:25 pm by LISA LEFF, Associated Press

A new survey of the nation's college freshmen found that the percentage attending their first-choice school has reached its lowest level in almost four decades.

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Gifts to Hawkins schools will improve security, online testing technology

Gifts to Hawkins schools will improve security, online testing technology

March 5th, 2014 11:21 pm by Jeff Bobo

Thanks to a gift from Verizon Wireless, nearly every employee within the Hawkins County Schools system will be equipped with a cell phone that dials directly to 911 in case other communications are cut off during an emergency.

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Sullivan schools expect to serve 430,000+ breakfasts

Sullivan schools expect to serve 430,000+ breakfasts

March 5th, 2014 11:17 pm by Rick Wagner

"We're doing everything we can to feed every student we can," said Lisa Holt, nutrition supervisor for the county school system of about 10,500 students.

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Hawkins eighth-graders get a glimpse at college, career options

Hawkins eighth-graders get a glimpse at college, career options

March 5th, 2014 10:38 pm by Jeff Bobo

On Wednesday, Volunteer High School hosted the Hawkins County School system's second annual "Welcome to the Future College Fair."

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School voucher bill advances in Tenn. House

School voucher bill advances in Tenn. House

March 5th, 2014 9:45 pm by Associated Press

The measure proposed by Gov. Bill Haslam passed the House Budget Subcommittee 7-6 on Wednesday. It is slightly different than an original measure brought by the Republican governor.

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New SAT: The essay portion is to become optional

New SAT: The essay portion is to become optional

March 5th, 2014 7:05 pm by Associated Press

Changes in the annual test that millions of students take will also do away with some vocabulary words such as "prevaricator" and "sagacious" in favor of words more commonly used in school and on the job.

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VIDEO: Hawkins BOE honors Bulls Gap basketball team's historic season

VIDEO: Hawkins BOE honors Bulls Gap basketball team's historic season - VIDEO

March 5th, 2014 5:47 pm by Jeff Bobo

The Bulls Gap Middle School basketball team was honored Tuesday by the Hawkins County Board of Education posting an all time winning record of 19-6 in 2013-14.

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Senate leaders threaten UT funding over Sex Week

Senate leaders threaten UT funding over Sex Week

March 5th, 2014 2:03 pm by Associated Press

Republican leaders in the state Senate are warning that new funding for the University of Tennessee could be threatened over the use of student fees for a weeklong program about sex.

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Kingsport City Schools Board of Education to hold called meeting, cancels April meeting

Kingsport City Schools Board of Education to hold called meeting, cancels April meeting

March 5th, 2014 9:38 am by Marybeth McLain

Kingsport City Schools Board of Education will hold a called meeting on Thursday, March 20, at 6 p.m. located in the Tennessee Room at the KCS Administrative Support Center, 400 Clinchfield St, third floor, downtown Kingsport.

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With deadline nearing, only three candidates have applied for Hawkins school director's job

With deadline nearing, only three candidates have applied for Hawkins school director's job

March 4th, 2014 11:09 pm by Jeff Bobo

Two of those applicants are current county school central office staff, and the third is from Richmond, Va.The Tennessee School Board Association is conducting the search for a new director to replace Charlotte Britton, who will retire on July 1.

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