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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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School officials question whether Sullivan North ever had doors on boys bathroom stalls

School officials question whether Sullivan North ever had doors on boys bathroom stalls

October 5th, 2013 5:36 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — The bathroom stall door saga in Sullivan County high schools on the western end of the county continues.

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What a shocker: LA students get iPads, promptly crack security to play games

What a shocker: LA students get iPads, promptly crack security to play games

October 5th, 2013 1:30 pm by JOHN ROGERS, Associated Press

Education officials in the nation's second-largest school district are working to reboot a $1 billion plan to put an iPad in the hands of all 650,000 students, some of whom received the tablets and promptly cracked the security settings.

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The Global Cardboard Challenge at the Farmer's Market in Kingsport, TN

October 4th, 2013 9:39 am by J. H. Osborne

The Model City’s first Cardboard Challenge event was held at the Kingsport Farmers Market on the corner of Center and Clinchfield streets from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday.

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Haslam pledges to increase Tenn. teacher salaries

Haslam pledges to increase Tenn. teacher salaries

October 3rd, 2013 7:55 pm by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam pledged Thursday to improve the salaries of the state's teachers amid criticism of his education commissioner who has proposed changes that include tying teacher licenses to student test data.

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