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Bill Nye the Science Guy debated Founder of the Creation museum Ken Ham last night

Bill Nye the Science Guy debated Founder of the Creation museum Ken Ham last night

February 5th, 2014 11:48 am by Interesting stories we found around the web

In a live streamed debate, Bill Nye, a scientist famous for a kid's show he hosted in the 1990s, debated Ken Ham, founder of the Creation museum in Kentucky. The debate centered on the age of the universe, evolution and other things.

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Surgoinsville Elementary principal hopes space shortage puts school atop ‘Phase 4’ priority list

Surgoinsville Elementary principal hopes space shortage puts school atop ‘Phase 4’ priority list

February 4th, 2014 11:35 pm by Jeff Bobo

SURGOINSVILLE — To make up for a classroom shortage, Surgoinsville Elementary School is using closets, storage rooms, teachers’ lounges and even the hallways for teaching space.

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Haslam touts his ‘Tennessee Promise’ initiative

Haslam touts his ‘Tennessee Promise’ initiative

February 4th, 2014 11:16 pm by Hank Hayes

KINGSPORT — Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam’s plan is similar to Sullivan County’s “Educate and Grow” scholarship that began giving free tuition to students attending Northeast State Community College more than 10 years ago.

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Education
Parents unhappy with condition of roads at Sullivan schools during bad weather

Parents unhappy with condition of roads at Sullivan schools during bad weather

February 4th, 2014 10:26 pm by Rick Wagner

BLOUNTVILLE — Sullivan County school officials also are being criticized for a proposal of a new policy for naming facilities that requires the namesake be dead.

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Johnson City school officials worried about cost of ETSU's sports plans

Johnson City school officials worried about cost of ETSU's sports plans

February 4th, 2014 6:17 pm by NATHAN BAKER, NET News Service

JOHNSON CITY — East Tennessee State University is clearly interested in hosting its athletic teams at Johnson City Schools’ facilities next year, but school board members are looking to get contracts in place to keep the district from footing the bill.

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Kingsport City Schools Budget Committee meetings time change

Kingsport City Schools Budget Committee meetings time change

February 4th, 2014 9:31 am by Marybeth McLain

Kingsport City Schools Budget Committee has made a time change for the previously scheduled meetings to review budget items for the 2014-2015 fiscal year.

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Kingsport City Schools Board of Education sets schedule of events for SCORE presentation

Kingsport City Schools Board of Education sets schedule of events for SCORE presentation

February 4th, 2014 9:28 am by Marybeth McLain, community contributor

Kingsport City Schools Board of Education has set the schedule of events for Thursday, Feb. 6, in preparation of the State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE)’s Banner Presentation for being named a 2013 Tennessee SCORE Prize finalist.

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A new entitlement? The right to preschool

A new entitlement? The right to preschool

February 3rd, 2014 11:30 pm by Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Republican governors and lawmakers who now control a majority of state capitols have been pushing aggressively to cut spending and shrink government — with one glaring exception.

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Sullivan schools consider options on owning, contracting for bus service

Sullivan schools consider options on owning, contracting for bus service

February 3rd, 2014 10:13 pm by Rick Wagner

BLOUNTVILLE — Sullivan County school system leaders heard a lot about school bus contracts Monday, later voting on one bus contract issue but leaving another for a later meeting.

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Kingsport City Schools announces administrative appointments

Kingsport City Schools announces administrative appointments

February 3rd, 2014 9:26 am by Andy True

Kingsport City Schools has announced a change in administrative appointments, effective Feb. 5

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