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Kingsport seeks study of county, city schools

Kingsport seeks study of county, city schools

October 8th, 2013 9:03 pm by Matthew Lane

KINGSPORT — Before making any decision on the future building needs of Kingsport City Schools, city leaders want to know more about the condition of the buildings — both within Kingsport’s city limits and its urban growth boundary.

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Sullivan school board hears complaints about bullying policy, building upkeep

Sullivan school board hears complaints about bullying policy, building upkeep

October 8th, 2013 8:39 pm by Rick Wagner

BLOUNTVILLE — Public commenters gave Sullivan County’s school board members an earful Monday. Two women called for the Board of Education to address the anti-bullying policy in the school system’s handbook, citing an Aug. 21 incident at Sullivan Central.

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Sullivan County Board of Education officially takes North, South merger off table

Sullivan County Board of Education officially takes North, South merger off table

October 7th, 2013 9:30 pm by Rick Wagner

BLOUNTVILLE — Sullivan County school board members officially took the merger of Sullivan North and Sullivan South high schools off the table Monday night.

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Appeal of Hawkins schools $166,000 IRS fine affected by shutdown

Appeal of Hawkins schools $166,000 IRS fine affected by shutdown

October 7th, 2013 7:11 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — The federal government shutdown has apparently put a temporary halt to deliberations over the Hawkins County School System’s appeal of a $166,000 fine imposed by the Internal Revenue Service earlier this year.

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'Scenario 3' North-South merger likely off table for now; Yennie proposes hiring consultant

'Scenario 3' North-South merger likely off table for now; Yennie proposes hiring consultant

October 7th, 2013 7:00 pm by Rick Wagner

During a Sullivan County Board of Education strategic planning work session Saturday morning, Director of Schools Jubal Yennie said he will recommend the BOE hire a planning consultant to assemble and interpret data and, ultimately, make recommendations.

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Corporal punishment: Area schools’ policies mixed

Corporal punishment: Area schools’ policies mixed

October 7th, 2013 10:47 am by Nathan Baker, NET News Service

Tennessee law authorizes any teacher or principal in the state to administer corporal punishment, but gives local districts control over when or if to use it.

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Cardboard arcade, Colonial News Network, new iPads highlight Innovation Academy’s week

Cardboard arcade, Colonial News Network, new iPads highlight Innovation Academy’s week

October 6th, 2013 8:29 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — Tuesday morning, eighth-graders at Innovation Academy of Northeast Tennessee did mock television newscasts from each of the original 13 colonies.

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Mount Carmel school closing so staff can attend SCORE awards banquet

Mount Carmel school closing so staff can attend SCORE awards banquet

October 6th, 2013 4:21 pm by Jeff Bobo

Hawkins County Schools has the rare distinction of having two of the top three elementary schools in the state, McPheeters Bend and Mount Carmel, recognized for top improvements in academic achievement this past school year.

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VIDEO: Hawkins BOE celebrates accomplishments including perfect ACT scores

VIDEO: Hawkins BOE celebrates accomplishments including perfect ACT scores

October 6th, 2013 3:19 pm by Jeff Bobo

Three Hawkins County students were presented a certificate by Director of Schools Charlotte Britton at the beginning of Thursday’s BOE meeting, and received a standing ovation from the board and audience.

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Recent growth  at Kingsport's Academic Village detailed

Recent growth at Kingsport's Academic Village detailed

October 5th, 2013 9:06 pm by Matthew Lane

KINGSPORT — Kingsport’s Academic Village has added three new colleges and universities within the past year and now boasts nearly 150,000 square feet of space in the downtown area with approximately 2,400 students attending classes.

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