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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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Kingsport BOE has no plans to oppose teacher licensure change

Kingsport BOE has no plans to oppose teacher licensure change

September 17th, 2013 9:43 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — The city school board has gone on record supporting Common Core standards, but Board of Education members said they are not approving a resolution opposing the recent teacher licensure changes made by the state school board.

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Haslam disappointed in superintendents’ petition critical of education commissioner

Haslam disappointed in superintendents’ petition critical of education commissioner

September 17th, 2013 5:54 pm by Associated Press

NASHVILLE (AP) — The Republican governor in a letter to superintendents released Tuesday stood by Huffman and the initiatives he has championed, saying that the commissioner has brought a “new perspective and dynamic energy to education reform. ..."

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PHOTO GALLERY: Hawkins schools celebrate Bus Driver Appreciation Day

September 17th, 2013 2:51 pm by Jeff Bobo

Hawkins County Schools celebrated Bus Driver Appreciation Day on Sept. 12, and a couple of schools shared photos of showing how they made their bus drivers feel appreciated.

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Hawkins SRO vacancies to be filled immediately, according to contract revision

Hawkins SRO vacancies to be filled immediately, according to contract revision

September 17th, 2013 2:35 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — The Hawkins County Board of Education’s contract with the sheriff’s office for providing school resource officers (SROs) was tweaked earlier this month to ensure that any vacancies that arise aren’t left open for long.

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Top education official to speak at conference

Top education official to speak at conference

September 17th, 2013 12:23 pm by Associated Press

A special adviser to the U.S. education secretary is scheduled to speak in Nashville on Tuesday.Greg Darnieder is expected to address the National College Access Network's conference at the Opryland Hotel.

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$4.5M grant awarded to Ky., Tenn. school systems

$4.5M grant awarded to Ky., Tenn. school systems

September 17th, 2013 12:13 pm by Associated Press

A $4.5 million grant has been awarded to school districts in Kentucky and Tennessee near Fort Campbell to help students in military families.

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PHOTO GALLERY: Parks & Rec Home School P.E.

September 16th, 2013 6:24 pm by Contributed by Tommy Wolterman

The kids had a great time at Kingsport Parks and Recreation’s Home School P.E. class Monday. The class met at the newly resurfaced tennis courts at Borden Park, where they had an introduction to tennis by pros Greg Lumb and Marley Woods.

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Superintendents sign letter critical of state education commissioner

Superintendents sign letter critical of state education commissioner premium content

September 14th, 2013 7:52 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — At least two Northeast Tennessee public school superintendents, heading systems in Hawkins County and Greeneville, are among more than 60 statewide who have signed a petition critical of state Commissioner of Education Kevin Huffman.

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New grading system gives parents of K-2 students better grasp of strong, weak areas

New grading system gives parents of K-2 students better grasp of strong, weak areas

September 14th, 2013 7:36 pm by Rick Wagner

BLOUNTVILLE — Some elementary school report cards in a local system this year will have “I can” statements rather than just a numerical or letter grade.

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