Kingsport Times News Tuesday, September 23, 2014
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Board in favor of teacher evaluation proposal

Board in favor of teacher evaluation proposal

July 1st, 2014 8:00 pm by Associated Press

The State Board of Education gave a nod of approval for a proposal that could allow teachers who consistently score highly on annual state-mandated teacher evaluations to bypass training requirements to advance or to renew licenses.

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United WE READ Summer Book Club helps prevent the 'summer slide'

United WE READ Summer Book Club helps prevent the 'summer slide'

July 1st, 2014 3:18 pm by Kandy Childress, community contributor

Over 614 kindergarten, first-, second- and third-graders read their way into the United Way of Greater Kingsport's Second Annual United WE READ Summer Book Club Celebration.

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AmeriCorps helps local man find his path

AmeriCorps helps local man find his path

June 29th, 2014 6:00 pm by Nick Shepherd

Cameron Perkins studied at East Tennessee State University and was approaching his third year, but still had not declared a major. He said he needed to take some time off because it was pointless to keep going if he didn't know what to do.

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Tennessee board to consider teacher evaluation proposals

Tennessee board to consider teacher evaluation proposals

June 29th, 2014 5:13 pm by Associated Press

Teachers who consistently score highly on annual state-mandated teacher evaluations may be able to bypass training requirements to advance or to renew licenses.

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Starnes: Hawkins BOE can't count on savings to get out of $4.5 million budget deficit

Starnes: Hawkins BOE can't count on savings to get out of $4.5 million budget deficit

June 27th, 2014 8:00 am by Jeff Bobo

Thursday the evening the BOE received the preliminary figures which show deficit of $3.687 million in the general purpose fund, and a deficit of $795,000 in the transportation fund.

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Number of students who are planning to attend IA drops from 148 to 119

Number of students who are planning to attend IA drops from 148 to 119

June 25th, 2014 11:34 pm by Rick Wagner

"I anticipate we'll be well up to 150 to 160 before we start school," Director of Schools Jubal Yennie said. He added that he expected students would be allowed to apply for available IA slots for about two weeks after school starts in August.

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New principal named for Sullivan County high school

New principal named for Sullivan County high school

June 25th, 2014 7:00 pm by Rick Wagner

BLUFF CITY — A familiar face will be moving from an assistant principal to principal at one of Sullivan County's four high schools.

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Photos: Kingsport City Schools holds KCS Summer STREAM Camp

June 25th, 2014 1:40 pm by David Grace

STREAM stands for science, technology, reading, engineering, arts and math. It uses project-based learning in chemistry, digital media, engineering, the environment and the arts.

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'She picked drugs over me': Sheriff impressed by fifth grader's candid essay about his mother's addictions

'She picked drugs over me': Sheriff impressed by fifth grader's candid essay about his mother's addictions

June 25th, 2014 8:30 am by Jeff Bobo

A Hawkins County fifth grader wrote in an essay last month he is angry that his mother chose drugs over him, but thanks to a class offered by the Hawkins County Sheriff's Office, the boys says he won't follow in her footsteps.

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Northeast State, Bell team up for aviation jobs

Northeast State, Bell team up for aviation jobs

June 25th, 2014 7:15 am by Hank Hayes

Core classes in the collaboration — which is part of a greater aviation jobs initiative in the region — will begin this fall on Northeast State's Blountville campus with specific aviation courses to be offered in spring 2015.

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