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Group concludes community meetings for Hawkins director of schools search

Group concludes community meetings for Hawkins director of schools search

February 7th, 2014 12:05 am by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — The director of a school system with a $53 million annual budget and more than 600 employees needs to have a corporate CEO mentality with regards to finances.

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School apologizes for black history lunch menu

School apologizes for black history lunch menu

February 6th, 2014 2:32 pm by Associated Press

Officials at a Northern California private school are apologizing after a lunch menu option to celebrate Black History Month angered some parents and students.

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Community Education
Dobyns-Bennett senior selected for ETSU Roan Scholars program

Dobyns-Bennett senior selected for ETSU Roan Scholars program

February 6th, 2014 12:48 pm by Marybeth McLain

Seven student leaders from across the region, including a senior from Dobyns-Bennett High School, have been selected as the Class of 2018 for the Roan Scholars Leadership Program at East Tennessee State University.

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Prices charged for meals at Sullivan schools going up

Prices charged for meals at Sullivan schools going up

February 5th, 2014 11:23 pm by Staff Report

BLOUNTVILLE — Lisa Holt, manager of nutrition services, said the new prices are required because of a formula for paid lunch equity from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. This would be the first increase since 2011-12.

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Bill Nye the Science Guy debated Founder of the Creation museum Ken Ham last night

Bill Nye the Science Guy debated Founder of the Creation museum Ken Ham last night

February 5th, 2014 11:48 am by Interesting stories we found around the web

In a live streamed debate, Bill Nye, a scientist famous for a kid's show he hosted in the 1990s, debated Ken Ham, founder of the Creation museum in Kentucky. The debate centered on the age of the universe, evolution and other things.

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Surgoinsville Elementary principal hopes space shortage puts school atop ‘Phase 4’ priority list

Surgoinsville Elementary principal hopes space shortage puts school atop ‘Phase 4’ priority list

February 4th, 2014 11:35 pm by Jeff Bobo

SURGOINSVILLE — To make up for a classroom shortage, Surgoinsville Elementary School is using closets, storage rooms, teachers’ lounges and even the hallways for teaching space.

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Haslam touts his ‘Tennessee Promise’ initiative

Haslam touts his ‘Tennessee Promise’ initiative

February 4th, 2014 11:16 pm by Hank Hayes

KINGSPORT — Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam’s plan is similar to Sullivan County’s “Educate and Grow” scholarship that began giving free tuition to students attending Northeast State Community College more than 10 years ago.

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Parents unhappy with condition of roads at Sullivan schools during bad weather

Parents unhappy with condition of roads at Sullivan schools during bad weather

February 4th, 2014 10:26 pm by Rick Wagner

BLOUNTVILLE — Sullivan County school officials also are being criticized for a proposal of a new policy for naming facilities that requires the namesake be dead.

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Sports Education
Johnson City school officials worried about cost of ETSU's sports plans

Johnson City school officials worried about cost of ETSU's sports plans

February 4th, 2014 6:17 pm by NATHAN BAKER, NET News Service

JOHNSON CITY — East Tennessee State University is clearly interested in hosting its athletic teams at Johnson City Schools’ facilities next year, but school board members are looking to get contracts in place to keep the district from footing the bill.

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Kingsport City Schools Budget Committee meetings time change

Kingsport City Schools Budget Committee meetings time change

February 4th, 2014 9:31 am by Marybeth McLain

Kingsport City Schools Budget Committee has made a time change for the previously scheduled meetings to review budget items for the 2014-2015 fiscal year.

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