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Dobyns-Bennett robotics team turns to online giving site to fund new laptop

Dobyns-Bennett robotics team turns to online giving site to fund new laptop

October 19th, 2013 8:12 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — Dobyns-Bennett High School’s robotics team is using an online program to seek donations for buying a laptop computer dedicated to robotics use.

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Smithsonian’s ‘bionic man’ features artificial heart, prototype body parts

Smithsonian’s ‘bionic man’ features artificial heart, prototype body parts

October 19th, 2013 3:30 pm by Chad Garland, Cronkite News Service (MCT)

Frank’s skeleton looks like it was made in a bike shop, his arms and hands operate on batteries and a computer program lets him have an “almost human-like conversation.” He's a bionic man, built for a TV special about state-of-the-art manmade body parts.

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Kingsport, Hawkins school officials going to SCORE event

Kingsport, Hawkins school officials going to SCORE event

October 18th, 2013 8:49 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — Leaders, teachers, parents, and students of Kingsport City Schools, selected as one of the best three public school districts in Tennessee for growth in student achievement, will be in Nashville on Monday, Oct. 28.

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Virginia school boards push for SOL overhaul

Virginia school boards push for SOL overhaul

October 17th, 2013 11:15 pm by Stephen Igo

RICHMOND — The local boards of 28 school divisions, including Scott and Tazewell counties and Bristol, Va., have passed resolutions calling for state lawmakers to makes changes in Virginia’s public education testing and accountability system.

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Happy Snaps Photos - Home Craft Days 2013 at Mountain Empire Community College.

October 17th, 2013 1:02 pm by Staff Report

Southwest Virginia's rich cultural heritage was on full display Saturday at Mountain Empire Community College's 42nd annual Home Craft Days festival in Big Stone Gap, Va.

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States enact laws to stock epinephrine at schools

States enact laws to stock epinephrine at schools

October 17th, 2013 6:40 am by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

A law Tennessee enacted this year makes it easier for schools to stock the life-saving drug epinephrine. The most common form of the medication is packaged inside a device called an auto injector.

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RCS teacher grateful for support from ‘school family’ during recent tragedy

RCS teacher grateful for support from ‘school family’ during recent tragedy

October 16th, 2013 6:00 am by Jeff Bobo

Monday was fifth-grade RCS teacher Karla Moncier’s first day back in her fifth-grade classroom since her husband of 23 years, Bob Moncier, was diagnosed with Leukemia in early August.

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PHOTO GALLERY & VIDEO: Rogersville students taking fight against cancer personally

PHOTO GALLERY & VIDEO: Rogersville students taking fight against cancer personally - VIDEO

October 16th, 2013 5:00 am by Jeff Bobo

In between classes Tuesday, the hallways at RCS resembled rivers of orange as students donned orange t-shirts which were sold as part of a school-wide fundraiser to benefit the Hawkins County Relay For Life. Shirts carried the message, “Together we fight

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Delegation from Kingsport schools in China

Delegation from Kingsport schools in China

October 15th, 2013 10:48 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — The Kingsport public school system has five representatives attending the Chinese Bridge Program for U.S. administrators in China. Johnson City schools also sent a delegation.

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More schools opening Advanced Placement courses to all students

More schools opening Advanced Placement courses to all students

October 15th, 2013 9:24 am by By Teresa Watanabe, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

Long considered an elite track for the most talented and ambitious students, AP classes are now seen as beneficial for any students willing to push themselves — and schools are increasingly viewing access to them as a basic educational right.

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