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Two Tennessee  instructors to live, teach undersea

Two Tennessee instructors to live, teach undersea

February 16th, 2014 8:24 am by BOB FOWLER, Knoxville News Sentinel

They're taking a roll of duct tape with them when they scuba dive down to what is intended to be their undersea home for 72 days in a first-ever venture that could break a world record.

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Private four-year colleges see trouble in Haslam 'Promise'

Private four-year colleges see trouble in Haslam 'Promise'

February 15th, 2014 9:53 pm by Rick Wagner

A group representing private four-year colleges in Tennessee opposes the funding mechanics of Gov. Bill Haslam's "Tennessee Promise" proposal.

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Ag-based curriculum invigorates Kansas school

Ag-based curriculum invigorates Kansas school

February 15th, 2014 2:36 pm by HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH, Associated Press

The door to a hen house burst open on a chilly winter day and several south-central Kansas charter school students scrambled inside, squealing "Thank you!" to the chickens as they checked for eggs and replenished their grain.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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