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N.Y. only state still on board with school data plan

N.Y. only state still on board with school data plan

November 23rd, 2013 1:29 pm by KAREN MATTHEWS, Associated Press

After months of debate about the risks of storing student data in the cloud, New York is pressing ahead with a plan to create a statewide database for every public school student's grades, tests scores and attendance records.

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Kingsport school officials happy with performance on 2013 Tennessee Report Card

Kingsport school officials happy with performance on 2013 Tennessee Report Card

November 22nd, 2013 9:03 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — Once again, the system overall got straight A’s in achievement, while value-added growth scores increased to three A’s and one B, improving from a 2012 score of B’s in science and social studies to a A’s this year.

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Loop Road project topic of Wise school board special session

Loop Road project topic of Wise school board special session

November 22nd, 2013 9:00 am by Stephen Igo

An unsolicited proposal to resolve a school traffic congestion problem in Big Stone Gap will be the subject of a special session of the Wise County School Board on Monday.

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Sullivan school board looking at potential uses for Kingsley property

Sullivan school board looking at potential uses for Kingsley property

November 21st, 2013 11:17 pm by Rick Wagner

Sullivan County school board members say they are getting ready to turn the old Kingsley Elementary School building back over to the county, but not before potential reuses are explored.

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North band room flooded when sprinkler head malfunctions

North band room flooded when sprinkler head malfunctions

November 21st, 2013 1:17 pm by Rick Wagner

A sprinkler head failed at Sullivan North High School on Thursday morning, flooding the band room and damaging an undetermined number of instruments, music, books and other items.

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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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