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ETSU president takes to Twitter to thank well-wishers

ETSU president takes to Twitter to thank well-wishers

November 21st, 2013 12:47 pm by NET News Service

East Tennessee State University President Brian Noland took to Twitter Thursday to thank ETSU and the community for the "outpouring of support" he has received since being injured in a car crash earlier this week in Johnson City.

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Common Core critics see examples of agenda in class assignments

Common Core critics see examples of agenda in class assignments

November 21st, 2013 12:45 pm by By Jeffrey Weiss, Dallas Morning News (MCT)

The Common Core curriculum, an effort to create voluntary national standards and testing for math and English, has long been criticized by some conservatives who say it’s being used to promote a liberal agenda.

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Hawkins BOE faces sewer plant replacement at Cherokee

Hawkins BOE faces sewer plant replacement at Cherokee

November 20th, 2013 10:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — The Hawkins County Board of Education will be looking at two possible options to address the aging sewer treatment plant at Cherokee High School, and neither option is inexpensive.

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UPDATE: Daniel Boone freshman found with map, ‘troublesome’ items in bomb threat

UPDATE: Daniel Boone freshman found with map, ‘troublesome’ items in bomb threat

November 18th, 2013 5:48 pm by Kristen Swing, NET News Service

A map and several other items found inside a high school freshman’s backpack Monday morning may result in charges for the 15-year-old.

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Bomb threat forces early dismissal at Daniel Boone

November 18th, 2013 12:05 pm by NET News Service

According to Washington County Director of Schools Ron Dykes, the bomb threat was discovered on the wall of a restroom at the high school "fairly early this morning."

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Central students create hats with hair to fight 'cancer kid' stigma

Central students create hats with hair to fight 'cancer kid' stigma

November 17th, 2013 2:00 pm by Marci Gore

Sullivan Central High School graphic communications students have been making hats with hair for St. Jude patients, while the school’s cosmetology department provides the cuts and styles.

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Teacher killings bring profession's risks to light

Teacher killings bring profession's risks to light

November 17th, 2013 12:35 pm by CAROLYN THOMPSON, Associated Press

When a 16-year-old student slammed a metal trash can onto Philip Raimondo's head, it did more than break open the history teacher's scalp, knock him out and send him bleeding to the floor. "It changed my whole world," Raimondo said.

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D-B band finishes 3rd in Class 3A, falls short of finals at BOA Grand Nationals

D-B band finishes 3rd in Class 3A, falls short of finals at BOA Grand Nationals

November 16th, 2013 6:10 pm by Staff Report

Unfortunately, the stellar performance wasn't enough to propel the Tribe into the elite field of 12 finalists slated to compete for the national title.

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Kingsport BOE presents wish list to lawmakers

Kingsport BOE presents wish list to lawmakers

November 15th, 2013 11:27 pm by Hank Hayes

KINGSPORT — Kingsport City Schools leaders backed common core standards, taxing authority for special school districts and keeping local control over schools while opposing vouchers and elected superintendents during a legislative luncheon Friday.

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D-B band advances to semifinals at BOA Grand Nationals

D-B band advances to semifinals at BOA Grand Nationals

November 15th, 2013 10:04 pm by Staff report

More than 90 bands from 19 states started preliminary competition at the national event. On Saturday, Dobyns-Bennett will continue its quest for the grand national title in the semifinal round of competition.

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