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Hawkins schools mulling switch to Fuelman instead of in-house gas pumps

Hawkins schools mulling switch to Fuelman instead of in-house gas pumps

November 7th, 2013 9:52 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — Every Hawkins County department except for the school system has already switched over to the Fuelman gasoline credit card system, and the schools may be next to make the change.

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Tenn. students lead nation in academic growth

Tenn. students lead nation in academic growth

November 7th, 2013 3:36 pm by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

A new report shows Tennessee students are leading the nation in academic growth.

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11th-graders get dose of sticker shock thanks to Real Life 101

11th-graders get dose of sticker shock thanks to Real Life 101

November 6th, 2013 10:58 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — As adults know, a home, insurance, food, cell phone, Internet service, cable TV or satellite and a vehicle all cost money. But some high school students are getting sticker shock this week on the high price of adult living.

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Funding for LA Unified’s iPad program uncertain after three years

Funding for LA Unified’s iPad program uncertain after three years

November 6th, 2013 4:39 pm by By Howard Blume, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

A $1 billion plan to put an iPad into the hands of every Los Angeles student and teacher could prove difficult to financially sustain after about three years, based on figures provided by the L.A. Unified School District.

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Sullivan County Board of Education gives green light to consultant search

Sullivan County Board of Education gives green light to consultant search

November 4th, 2013 11:27 pm by Rick Wagner

BLOUNTVILLE — Sullivan County’s school board has unanimously approved a request for qualifications seeking planning consultants to do a comprehensive facilities plan for the 10,500-student school system.

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Tenn. lawmakers to review textbook selection process

Tenn. lawmakers to review textbook selection process

November 4th, 2013 8:57 am by Associated Press

The commission recently came under fire by a group of parents for having adopted textbooks containing alleged inappropriate language and a controversial interpretation of historical facts.

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Sullivan BOE perplexed by city taking ‘offers’ off the table

Sullivan BOE perplexed by city taking ‘offers’ off the table

November 3rd, 2013 10:23 pm by Rick Wagner

BLOUNTVILLE — Sullivan County school officials are puzzled that Kingsport school officials have “withdrawn” or taken off the table “offers” to assume operation of Colonial Heights Middle and Innovation Academy, given that neither proposal was in writing.

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Church Hill Elementary celebrates Custodian Appreciation Day

November 3rd, 2013 4:29 pm by Jeff Bobo

They were treated to a special lunch at Fatz Cafe, a gift card to Food City, many cards and posters from students and staff, and "mini-hayrides" down the hallways with the children giving them high fives along the way.

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Ten Commandments among historical documents to be used in Washington County schools

Ten Commandments among historical documents to be used in Washington County schools

November 2nd, 2013 10:50 pm by Gary B. Gray, NET News Service

The Ten Commandments tops a list of eight “historically significant documents related to the American and Tennessee Jurisprudence” that now are part of a portable display to be used to educate Washington County students.

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Documentary stars Capitol building in Nashville

Documentary stars Capitol building in Nashville

November 2nd, 2013 8:12 pm by Hank Hayes

BLOUNTVILLE — A few of the region’s political stars recently came to the main library inside Sullivan Central High School for a documentary screening starring an iconic state building.

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