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Mississippi children learn with blues curriculum

Mississippi children learn with blues curriculum

December 26th, 2013 1:18 pm by EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS, Associated Press

In cotton country a couple miles east of the Mississippi River, just off a road known as the blues highway, fourth graders at Tunica Elementary School are exploring the Delta's homegrown music to learn about rhythm, rhyme and chord progression.

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Big changes coming for GED exams

Big changes coming for GED exams

December 25th, 2013 10:09 pm by Wes Bunch

GATE CITY — According to Norton and Scott County GED Examiner Rebecca Ramsey, the test will move from its current paper-and-pencil format to an all computer-based exam that is more in line with current career and college readiness standards.

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RMS eighth-graders celebrate ACT Explorer test scores

RMS eighth-graders celebrate ACT Explorer test scores

December 25th, 2013 9:43 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — Perennially among the lowest scoring schools in Hawkins County, Rogersville Middle School is turning that trend upside down, and recently celebrated an ACT Explorer composite score above the national average.

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THP teaches road safety to Surgoinsville first-graders

THP teaches road safety to Surgoinsville first-graders

December 25th, 2013 7:48 pm by Jeff Bobo

SURGOINSVILLE — The 85 first-graders at Surgoinsville Elementary School welcomed members of the Tennessee Highway Patrol last Thursday morning including a THP helicopter pilot and the THP’s mascot — “Tenny C. Bear.”

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Age is no deterrent for Tri-Cities residents in pursuit of GEDs

Age is no deterrent for Tri-Cities residents in pursuit of GEDs

December 23rd, 2013 9:36 am by Rick Wagner

If three Tri-Cities residents are successful, they will accomplish in later life the equivalent of a high school diploma they didn’t get in their youth.

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Kingsport  considers  tax  increase to pay  for students’ laptops

Kingsport considers tax increase to pay for students’ laptops

December 22nd, 2013 9:39 pm by Matthew Lane

KINGSPORT — Does the Model City’s property tax rate need to be raised by five cents to ensure each student in Kingsport City Schools, from the fourth grade up, has access to a laptop computer?

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Vietnam vets 'teach' Scott students what no textbook has to offer

Vietnam vets 'teach' Scott students what no textbook has to offer

December 22nd, 2013 2:00 pm by Wes Bunch

Several local Vietnam veterans were invited to speak to students at the Scott County Career and Technical Center in Gate City about their experiences in the military.

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Jefferson students collecting  money to help build well in Africa

Jefferson students collecting money to help build well in Africa

December 21st, 2013 11:50 pm by Nick Shepherd

KINGSPORT — Students at Jefferson Elementary School in Kingsport want to change the world. Every 19 seconds, a child dies from lack of clean drinking water or from developing diseases associated with drinking dirty water.

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Gate City Middle students raise money to aid typhoon victims

Gate City Middle students raise money to aid typhoon victims

December 21st, 2013 9:01 pm by Wes Bunch

GATE CITY — The category 5 storm packed winds of 195 mph when it hit the coast of the Philippines in early November. The storm, which was the deadliest ever to hit the island nation, caused approximately $5.8 billion in damage and killed 6,128 people.

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Photos: Mary Hughes Students Give Back to the Community

December 20th, 2013 1:20 pm by David Grace

Instead of exchanging gifts to one another the students chose to give back to their community. Starting before Thanksgiving students collected dog and cat food, cat litter, treats, toys, leashes, and cleaning supplies.

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