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King University President Greg Jordan resigns, Richard Ray named as interim

King University President Greg Jordan resigns, Richard Ray named as interim

February 14th, 2014 5:08 pm by Rick Wagner

A nationwide search will be conducted to select the university's next president. In recent months, Jordan has faced criticism from students, faculty and alumni unhappy about his direction for the university.

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Education Web picks
Man goes from being school janitor to school prinicpal

Man goes from being school janitor to school prinicpal

February 14th, 2014 1:24 pm by Interesting stories we found around the web

A Louisiana man took an unlikely path to become an elementary school principal.He started as a janitor and eventually went back to school to become a teacher and then principal.

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Education Web picks
Possibly the best school closing announcement ever

Possibly the best school closing announcement ever

February 13th, 2014 11:09 am by Interesting stories we found around the web

A school in Durham, NC announced they would be closed the next day in possibly the coolest way ever.

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Local News Education
Study finds problem with soil beneath RCS building, but no sinkholes

Study finds problem with soil beneath RCS building, but no sinkholes

February 12th, 2014 8:13 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — A geological study has confirmed that cracks in the wall of the newest wing at Rogersville City School weren’t caused by potential sinkholes, but the building foundation will require strengthening.

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Regional & National Education
Tenn. House panel  advances bill requiring schools to teach Constitution

Tenn. House panel advances bill requiring schools to teach Constitution

February 11th, 2014 11:28 pm by Hank Hayes

NASHVILLE — Amended legislation requiring Tennessee’s public schools to teach the U.S. Constitution and other foundational documents in government classes advanced out of a state House Education Committee by a 12-2 vote Tuesday.

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Local News Education
Hawkins BOE adopts 10-point criteria for new director of schools

Hawkins BOE adopts 10-point criteria for new director of schools

February 11th, 2014 11:10 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — The Hawkins County Board of Education approved a “help wanted” brochure to use in the search for a new director of schools.

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Local News Education
Wise County School Board schedules Loop Road hearing for Feb. 27

Wise County School Board schedules Loop Road hearing for Feb. 27

February 11th, 2014 11:07 pm by Stephen Igo

WISE — The school division seeks to improve traffic access and flow during peak times at Union High School and Powell Valley Middle and Primary schools complex.

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Community Education Sunday Stories
Roan Scholars program welcomes record number of students into Class of 2018

Roan Scholars program welcomes record number of students into Class of 2018

February 11th, 2014 3:08 pm by Staff Report

The Roan provides both a full scholarship to ETSU and four years of leader development experiences and opportunities, such as international travel and study abroad, internships, workshops and seminars, service projects and other unique programs.

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Community Education
Kingsport City Schools to host superintendent luncheon event

Kingsport City Schools to host superintendent luncheon event

February 11th, 2014 10:05 am by Andy True

Kingsport City Schools will host the first “Lunch with Lyle” event, an opportunity to interact with Superintendent Dr. Lyle Ailshie, on Friday, Feb. 21, noon to 1 p.m.

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Local News Education
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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