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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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Community Education
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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Local News Education
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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German home-school family won't be deported

German home-school family won't be deported

March 4th, 2014 6:36 pm by Associated Press

An attorney for a German couple who lost their bid for U.S. asylum in order to home-school their seven children says deportation proceedings against the family have been deferred indefinitely.

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Local News Education
Sullivan County BOE gives go-ahead to begin talks with Ohio-based company

Sullivan County BOE gives go-ahead to begin talks with Ohio-based company

March 4th, 2014 7:22 am by Rick Wagner

Sullivan County's school board formally moved Monday night to negotiate a facilities study contract with Dublin, Ohio-based DeJong-Richter.

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During celebration, kids read here, kids read there, kids read books everywhere

During celebration, kids read here, kids read there, kids read books everywhere - VIDEO

March 3rd, 2014 9:08 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT - To read Dr. Seuss books to young students is a good thing, indeed. Because, you see, more reading is good and something we all need.

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Kingsport City Schools pre-kindergarten screening and kindergarten registration to be held for 2014-2015 school year

Kingsport City Schools pre-kindergarten screening and kindergarten registration to be held for 2014-2015 school year

March 3rd, 2014 9:54 am by Marybeth McLain

Kingsport City Schools will hold Pre-Kindergarten Screening (not registration) for the 2014-2015 school year on Monday, March 24, 2014 between 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. located at the Kingsport Civic Auditorium, 1550 Ft. Henry Drive, Kingsport.Kingsport City

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Community Education

United Way supports Pre-K and Common Core, launches afterschool network, and celebrates Tennessee's teachers

March 3rd, 2014 9:49 am by Mary Graham

United Ways of Tennessee supports preservation of funding for Pre-K classrooms and of common core standards.

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Local News Education
Top Southwest Virginia students  make LEAP to Richmond

Top Southwest Virginia students make LEAP to Richmond

March 1st, 2014 7:39 pm by Wes Bunch

A group of eight high school seniors from Lee, Scott and Wise counties were invited earlier this month by Delegate Terry Kilgore to visit the state capital in Richmond as part of the Legislative Educational Advancement Program.

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Local News Education
WGU Tennessee chancellor promotes goal of 5,000 students

WGU Tennessee chancellor promotes goal of 5,000 students

March 1st, 2014 6:39 pm by Rick Wagner

Since WGU Tennessee was launched in July 2013, the number of Tennesseans in the online Western Governors University program has grown from about 600 to almost 1,000.

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