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Carter's old Range school soon may be auctioned

September 21st, 2013 4:08 pm by John Thompson, NET News Service

School board's deed has no reversion clause, board attorney John Banks said.

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Unicoi superintendent explains signing letter critical of Tenn. education commissioner

Unicoi superintendent explains signing letter critical of Tenn. education commissioner

September 21st, 2013 4:01 pm by Nathan Baker, NET News Service

“To me, when you have a dialogue, communication is two ways,” Unicoi County School Superintendent Denise Brown said Wednesday.

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King enrollment up again

September 21st, 2013 8:00 am by Rick Wagner

For the 14th consecutive year, King’s enrollment has broken the university’s previous records across every platform, including traditional on-campus studies, graduate professional studies and online programs, according to a Friday Sept. 20 news release fr

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All Wise, Norton schools fully accredited; six in Lee, two in Scott accredited with warning

All Wise, Norton schools fully accredited; six in Lee, two in Scott accredited with warning

September 20th, 2013 9:47 pm by Wes Bunch

GATE CITY — Full accreditation is based on Standards of Learning test scores and, where applicable, a graduation index. Schools can use a three-year running average of those figures to mitigate low test scores in order to obtain accreditation.

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NSCC, WGU Tenn. reach agreement

NSCC, WGU Tenn. reach agreement

September 20th, 2013 9:41 am by Rick Wagner

The community college serving much of Northeast Tennessee has a new articulation agreement and discount deal with WGU Tennessee, an online university geared toward nontraditional students.

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Senate Ed. panel holds hearings on common core

Senate Ed. panel holds hearings on common core

September 20th, 2013 6:54 am by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Supporters and critics of a new set of benchmarks for math and reading are getting their voices heard this week.

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Northeast State, WGU announce articulation agreement

Northeast State, WGU announce articulation agreement

September 18th, 2013 11:24 am by Rick Wagner

Northeast State Community College graduates, faculty and staff will be able to transfer credits from Northeast to WGU Tennessee seamlessly.

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Sullivan Board of Education redistricting plan could alter re-election eligibility

Sullivan Board of Education redistricting plan could alter re-election eligibility

September 17th, 2013 11:34 pm by J. H. Osborne

BLOUNTVILLE — A proposed plan for redistricting Sullivan County Board of Education seats could mean a shake-up or two in current board members’ eligibility to seek re-election in 2016. It would also change whom each of the BOE’s seven members represent.

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Carpentry students at Volunteer to build pre-sold cabins from scratch

Carpentry students at Volunteer to build pre-sold cabins from scratch

September 17th, 2013 10:21 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — Volunteer High School carpentry teacher Jason Hendrickson said a new cabin building program will teach students marketable skills instead of just learning how to “build birdhouses.”

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Cherokee High students will soon be studying industrial robotics

Cherokee High students will soon be studying industrial robotics

September 17th, 2013 10:16 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — Cherokee High School students have already earned awards for their robot construction and programming expertise, and soon their robotic skills will be earning them grades and class credits as well.

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