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Sullivan school budget falls short of state maintenance of effort requirements

Sullivan school budget falls short of state maintenance of effort requirements

November 2nd, 2013 6:36 pm by Rick Wagner

BLOUNTVILLE — Sullivan County’s 2013-14 school budget missed meeting Tennessee maintenance of effort requirements by $405,000.

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No prize, but Ailshie ‘scores’ Kingsport schools as state’s best

No prize, but Ailshie ‘scores’ Kingsport schools as state’s best

October 31st, 2013 11:50 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — Kingsport City Schools didn’t win the SCORE Prize, but Superintendent Lyle Ailshie says he firmly believes KCS is a “shining example” of a school system and simply the best in Tennessee.

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Students win awards in Halloween Art Contest

October 31st, 2013 12:38 pm by Staff Report

Each student was allowed to draw one Halloween picture on a 8- by 11-inch piece of paper, using color or black-and-white media. All artwork had to be original.

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Local teachers named McGlothlin Awards semifinalists

October 31st, 2013 11:53 am by Staff Report

Blue Ridge PBS announced Thursday that 18 outstanding teachers from across the Blue Ridge region remain in the running for the prestigious 2014 McGlothlin Awards for Teaching Excellence.

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Weber City Elementary principal, Scott schools settle sexual harassment, retaliation suit

Weber City Elementary principal, Scott schools settle sexual harassment, retaliation suit

October 30th, 2013 11:40 pm by Wes Bunch

GATE CITY — Court documents shed light on Greg Baker’s brief tenure as superintendent, including his admitted use of a school board-issued mobile phone to call paid phone sex hotlines, and inappropriate text messages to employees.

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Sullivan County Board of Education moving closer to facilities plan

Sullivan County Board of Education moving closer to facilities plan

October 30th, 2013 11:25 pm by Rick Wagner

BLOUNTVILLE — Director of Schools Jubal Yennie isl tweaking a proposed request for qualifications (RFQ) to do a comprehensive facilities study for the system. But he plans to have the document done in time for the BOE's regular monthly meeting Monday.

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Feds post food allergy guidelines for schools

Feds post food allergy guidelines for schools

October 30th, 2013 12:27 pm by MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writer

Food allergies are a growing concern. A recent CDC survey estimated that about 1 in 20 U.S. children have food allergies — a 50 percent increase from the late 1990s.

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Two suicides raise worries about schools showing anti-bullying videos

Two suicides raise worries about schools showing anti-bullying videos

October 29th, 2013 8:27 am by By Matt Pearce and Melanie Mason, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

Two students from separate schools committed suicide within days of each other this month, leaving parents to ask questions not just about bullying but about anti-bullying videos, which both schools aired shortly before the incidents.

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Area schools shut out in quest for SCORE prize

Area schools shut out in quest for SCORE prize

October 28th, 2013 9:20 pm by Rick Wagner

NASHVILLE — None of the local or regional schools or systems that were finalists for the 2013 SCORE prize won Monday night.

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Thanks to 3-D simulator, Northeast State students learn about dangers of distracted and drunken driving

Thanks to 3-D simulator, Northeast State students learn about dangers of distracted and drunken driving

October 28th, 2013 8:33 pm by Rick Wagner

BLOUNTVILLE — Drinking while driving is bad, but texting while driving is probably worse. That was one of the messages of UNITE’s Arrive Alive Tour 2013 that came to Northeast State Community College on Monday.

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