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BOE honors Hawkins County Niswonger Scholarship recipient

BOE honors Hawkins County Niswonger Scholarship recipient

February 10th, 2014 8:21 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — Several Hawkins County students were honored by the Board of Education Thursday for their academic achievement, including the county’s third Niswonger Scholarship recipient since 2001.

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Kennedy School distributes books from First Book Greater Kingsport grant

February 10th, 2014 3:30 pm by David Grace

First Book Greater Kingsport is part of First Book’s national network of volunteers who provide new books to children in need in communities through the region.

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Hawkins County BOE approves student transportation bill compromise with RCS

Hawkins County BOE approves student transportation bill compromise with RCS

February 10th, 2014 8:20 am by Jeff Bobo

A dispute between Hawkins County’s two school systems over the most recent student transportation bill was put to rest Thursday night, and now the debate is ready to begin over how future bills will be calculated.

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Road project resolution on tap for Wise County School Board

Road project resolution on tap for Wise County School Board

February 9th, 2014 11:04 pm by Stephen Igo

The Wise County School Board will consider moving forward on a project to improve traffic flow at the school division’s Big Stone Gap schools campus during Tuesday’s 6 p.m. regular session at the Education Center in Wise.

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Kingsport, Sullivan school boards act to bring policies in line with new sports concussion legislation

Kingsport, Sullivan school boards act to bring policies in line with new sports concussion legislation

February 9th, 2014 7:35 pm by Rick Wagner

Sports concussions are being taken more seriously in Tennessee public schools, with any student suspected of having one being pulled from play and practices until released by a licensed health care professional.

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Regional & National Education
Tennessee teachers push back on evaluation process

Tennessee teachers push back on evaluation process

February 9th, 2014 6:06 pm by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

NASHVILLE — When Tennessee was competing for a half-billion dollars in federal education money, teachers agreed to allow the state to ramp up its use of student test scores for evaluating educators.

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Emory & Henry collaborative expands on community service

Emory & Henry collaborative expands on community service

February 9th, 2014 2:00 pm by Rick Wagner

An agreement signed Jan. 15 between Emory & Henry and the Rensselaerville Institute of New York has the potential to help reshape American higher education for the public good, and help bring clean water to rural areas.

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Education reform  plans moving forward

Education reform plans moving forward

February 8th, 2014 9:16 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam doesn’t want to “back up” education reform, instead pressing forward to raise expectations in K-12 and beyond.

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Haslam’s education adviser pitches 'Tennessee Promise' in Hawkins County

Haslam’s education adviser pitches 'Tennessee Promise' in Hawkins County

February 8th, 2014 8:28 pm by Hank Hayes

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam’s point man in the “Tennessee Promise” pitched the idea to a Rogersville/Hawkins County Chamber of Commerce legislative breakfast Saturday.

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Lazarus the cat gives Kennedy students lesson in accepting differences

Lazarus the cat gives Kennedy students lesson in accepting differences

February 8th, 2014 8:10 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — Some pre-kindergarten students learned Thursday about appreciating the differences among humans, a lesson delivered by a famously different feline.

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