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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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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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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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Bill Nye the science guy dispels poverty myths

Bill Nye the science guy dispels poverty myths

January 21st, 2014 9:42 am by Interesting stories we found around the web

Bill Nye, the science guy, dispels myths about poverty around the world in this video. Interesting stuff.

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Wise County School Board members give year round calendar cold shoulder

Wise County School Board members give year round calendar cold shoulder

January 20th, 2014 11:13 pm by Stephen Igo

A de facto year round school calendar received a cool reception on Monday by the Wise County School Board, with teacher and parent surveys and further discussion sure to precede a decision not due until March at the earliest.

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John Adams  fifth-grader named  finalist in national video contest

John Adams fifth-grader named finalist in national video contest

January 20th, 2014 9:16 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — John Adams Elementary School fifth-grader Ashley Roberts could have a future in environmental causes, broadcasting or comedy.

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Hawkins County BOE adopts TSBA’s 2014 legislative agenda items

Hawkins County BOE adopts TSBA’s 2014 legislative agenda items

January 20th, 2014 8:45 pm by Jeff Bobo

With nearly 100 school bus routes throughout Hawkins County, the Board of Education spends hundreds of thousands of dollars every year to replaces buses that have surpassed the state maximum 15 years of usage.

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