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NSCC, WGU Tenn. reach agreement

NSCC, WGU Tenn. reach agreement

September 20th, 2013 9:41 am by Rick Wagner

The community college serving much of Northeast Tennessee has a new articulation agreement and discount deal with WGU Tennessee, an online university geared toward nontraditional students.

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Education
Senate Ed. panel holds hearings on common core

Senate Ed. panel holds hearings on common core

September 20th, 2013 6:54 am by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Supporters and critics of a new set of benchmarks for math and reading are getting their voices heard this week.

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Northeast State, WGU announce articulation agreement

Northeast State, WGU announce articulation agreement

September 18th, 2013 11:24 am by Rick Wagner

Northeast State Community College graduates, faculty and staff will be able to transfer credits from Northeast to WGU Tennessee seamlessly.

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Sullivan Board of Education redistricting plan could alter re-election eligibility

Sullivan Board of Education redistricting plan could alter re-election eligibility

September 17th, 2013 11:34 pm by J. H. Osborne

BLOUNTVILLE — A proposed plan for redistricting Sullivan County Board of Education seats could mean a shake-up or two in current board members’ eligibility to seek re-election in 2016. It would also change whom each of the BOE’s seven members represent.

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Carpentry students at Volunteer to build pre-sold cabins from scratch

Carpentry students at Volunteer to build pre-sold cabins from scratch

September 17th, 2013 10:21 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — Volunteer High School carpentry teacher Jason Hendrickson said a new cabin building program will teach students marketable skills instead of just learning how to “build birdhouses.”

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Business & Technology Education
Cherokee High students will soon be studying industrial robotics

Cherokee High students will soon be studying industrial robotics

September 17th, 2013 10:16 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — Cherokee High School students have already earned awards for their robot construction and programming expertise, and soon their robotic skills will be earning them grades and class credits as well.

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Kingsport BOE has no plans to oppose teacher licensure change

Kingsport BOE has no plans to oppose teacher licensure change

September 17th, 2013 9:43 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — The city school board has gone on record supporting Common Core standards, but Board of Education members said they are not approving a resolution opposing the recent teacher licensure changes made by the state school board.

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Regional & National Education
Haslam disappointed in superintendents’ petition critical of education commissioner

Haslam disappointed in superintendents’ petition critical of education commissioner

September 17th, 2013 5:54 pm by Associated Press

NASHVILLE (AP) — The Republican governor in a letter to superintendents released Tuesday stood by Huffman and the initiatives he has championed, saying that the commissioner has brought a “new perspective and dynamic energy to education reform. ..."

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PHOTO GALLERY: Hawkins schools celebrate Bus Driver Appreciation Day

September 17th, 2013 2:51 pm by Jeff Bobo

Hawkins County Schools celebrated Bus Driver Appreciation Day on Sept. 12, and a couple of schools shared photos of showing how they made their bus drivers feel appreciated.

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Hawkins SRO vacancies to be filled immediately, according to contract revision

Hawkins SRO vacancies to be filled immediately, according to contract revision

September 17th, 2013 2:35 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — The Hawkins County Board of Education’s contract with the sheriff’s office for providing school resource officers (SROs) was tweaked earlier this month to ensure that any vacancies that arise aren’t left open for long.

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