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Photo gallery: Gov. Haslam visits Blountville school to thank teachers and students

Photo gallery: Gov. Haslam visits Blountville school to thank teachers and students

November 8th, 2013 12:05 pm by Hank Hayes

BLOUNTVILLE - Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and other top state officials thanked Holston Middle School teachers and students Friday for the state’s academic growth on the 2013 National Assessment of Educational Progress

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More lenient school lice policies bug some parents

More lenient school lice policies bug some parents

November 8th, 2013 7:09 am by JENNIFER C. KERR, Associated Press

Some schools in Tennessee and elsewhere now have policies that allow children with live bugs in their hair to return to class. Many nurses are no longer sending notes to other parents with kids in the classroom, alerting them to the possibility of lice.

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Kingsport pulling out  of Innovation Academy

Kingsport pulling out of Innovation Academy

November 7th, 2013 11:55 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — The city school board Thursday voted 4-0 with one absent to withdraw from the joint agreement with the county to operate Innovation Academy of Northeast Tennessee, a STEM or science, technology, engineering and math school for grades 6-8.

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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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