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Haslam to bring back school voucher bill

Haslam to bring back school voucher bill

January 16th, 2014 9:49 pm by Associated Press

NASHVILLE (AP) — The governor told reporters that his proposal again will be limited to students from low-income families attending failing schools. Haslam had that measure withdrawn when Senate Republicans sought to expand to a larger number of children.

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Telemedicine to give all Hawkins schools access to  nurse practitioner

Telemedicine to give all Hawkins schools access to nurse practitioner

January 15th, 2014 11:37 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — If a Mooresburg student is sick and the school system’s lone traveling nurse practitioner is in Mount Carmel, it’s simply not practical to travel the length of the county for that one case.

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Postal Service shreds misdirected Imagination Library books

Postal Service shreds misdirected Imagination Library books

January 15th, 2014 11:03 pm by Nick Shepherd

For years, the Postal Service would allow volunteers with Imagination Library to reclaim the books. That started to change about a year ago. The USPS said setting the books aside was a service it was not being paid for and therefore had to stop.

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Hawkins County schools receive $2,000 from solar panel revenue

Hawkins County schools receive $2,000 from solar panel revenue

January 14th, 2014 10:48 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — When Hawkins County Schools approved the solar panel installation project in 2012, the plan was to use the new revenue to help offset expenses that the individual schools pay for themselves.

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Sullivan County officials support  effort to make all elections school holidays

Sullivan County officials support effort to make all elections school holidays

January 14th, 2014 10:13 pm by J. H. Osborne

BLOUNTVILLE — Some schools nationwide want to end their traditional role as polling places due to security concerns since the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut, leaving their communities without easy alternatives for voting sites.

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Irate man triggers brief shelter-in-place order at Sulphur Springs School

Irate man triggers brief shelter-in-place order at Sulphur Springs School

January 14th, 2014 6:27 pm by NATHAN BAKER, NET News Service

The man allegedly claimed he was sent by a student's mother to pick up the child in order to prevent the boy's father from transporting him to Alabama.

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Some schools want to end role as polling places because of security concerns

Some schools want to end role as polling places because of security concerns

January 12th, 2014 9:07 pm by Rick Wagner

BLOUNTVILLE — Two area school systems continue to have schools serve double duty as polling places, despite ramped-up security concerns following the elementary school shootings in Connecticut just over a year ago.

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Hawkins County Board of Education recognizes Church Hill officials

Hawkins County Board of Education recognizes Church Hill officials - VIDEO

January 12th, 2014 8:49 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — Church Hill officials were honored by the Hawkins County Board of Education on Thursday evening for what BOE member Chris Christian described as a lot of “little things” it does for local schools.

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Tennessee program to benefit community college transfers

Tennessee program to benefit community college transfers

January 12th, 2014 5:19 pm by Associated Press

NASHVILLE — State higher education officials are hoping to boost college graduation rates in Tennessee by helping students who transfer from community colleges to four-year institutions get the associate degrees they may still lack.

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Hawkins BOE to pay TSBA $8,500 for director of schools search

Hawkins BOE to pay TSBA $8,500 for director of schools search

January 12th, 2014 3:41 pm by Jeff Bobo

By a vote of 6-1 the BOE agreed to take advantage of a Tennessee School Board Association service to help find a replacement for director Charlotte Britton who retires at the end of June.

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