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Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Industry: Lack of skilled workers a concern

Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Industry: Lack of skilled workers a concern

January 25th, 2014 6:33 pm by Hank Hayes

Tennessee’s lack of a qualified and skilled workforce is becoming the business community’s “strongest concern,” the state Chamber of Commerce and Industry (TCCI) advised lawmakers during a regional legislative breakfast on Friday.

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Kilgore bill would let local school  workers buy state’s health insurance

Kilgore bill would let local school workers buy state’s health insurance

January 24th, 2014 10:45 pm by Wes Bunch

RICHMOND — Delegate Terry Kilgore, R-Gate City, said, “With the passage of Obamacare, healthcare costs continue to rise and anything the state can do to reduce that burden should be a welcomed move.”

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Niswonger Foundation selects five new scholars

Niswonger Foundation selects five new scholars

January 23rd, 2014 4:00 pm by Staff Report

The Niswonger Foundation, founded by Greeneville, Tenn., businessman and philanthropist Scott M. Niswonger, has selected five high school seniors to join the Niswonger Scholars program.

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Community Education
Dobyns-Bennett students earn college credits

Dobyns-Bennett students earn college credits

January 23rd, 2014 2:50 pm by Andy True, community contributor

Students graduating from Dobyns-Bennett High School in 2013 earned over 3,300 college credits prior to graduation, according to a recently released report on credit attainment.

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Wise County School Board considering change to sick leave policy

Wise County School Board considering change to sick leave policy

January 22nd, 2014 8:46 pm by Stephen Igo

WISE — The changes are driven by the needs of the Virginia Retirement System (VRS) in the process of seeking long-term financial stability. The VRS rates school divisions and employees pay are also likely to increase in 2014-15 by around 15 percent.

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D-B’s Sparkle Squad brings students and community together

D-B’s Sparkle Squad brings students and community together

January 22nd, 2014 4:00 pm by Katherine Scoggins

Building friendships while breaking down barriers. This is the idea behind one of the newest and most innovative programs to hit local schools.

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Education
Obama targets college sexual assault epidemic

Obama targets college sexual assault epidemic

January 22nd, 2014 3:41 pm by NEDRA PICKLER, Associated Press

President Barack Obama shone a light Wednesday on a college sexual assault epidemic that is often shrouded in secrecy, with victims fearing stigma, police poorly trained to investigate and universities reluctant to disclose the violence.

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Educator: Diversity not a requirement of charters

Educator: Diversity not a requirement of charters

January 21st, 2014 3:30 pm by Associated Press

The head of an initiative to turn around Tennessee's lowest performing schools is being criticized for stating that charter schools shouldn't be responsible for diversity.

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Local News Education
King starts new science, technology school

King starts new science, technology school

January 21st, 2014 3:28 pm by Associated Press

In an effort to help better prepare students for 21st century careers, King University in East Tennessee has established a school of applied science and technology.

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Photo gallery: Snakes on Tour

January 21st, 2014 2:17 pm by David Grace

The Knoxville Zoomobile stopped at Kingsport's Lincoln Elementary School on Tuesday.

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