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Tenn. education commissioner responds to petition

Tenn. education commissioner responds to petition

September 13th, 2013 12:36 pm by Associated Press

Tennessee Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman didn't offer any apologies in his first comments about a petition signed by more than 60 school superintendents that is critical of his leadership at the department.

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Warriors Path hosts conservation camp for fourth-graders

Warriors Path hosts conservation camp for fourth-graders

September 12th, 2013 11:28 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — About 800 fourth-graders got up close and personal with animal skeletons and skins, live animals, bugs and recycling this week. The conservation camp at Warriors Path exposed students to conservation-themed presentations.

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Tennessee’s first lady helps kick off Kingsport’s United WE READ

Tennessee’s first lady helps kick off Kingsport’s United WE READ

September 12th, 2013 10:16 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — United WE READ is a collaborative partnership seeking to have all Kingsport and Sullivan County school system third-graders reading proficient or advanced on the TCAP test by 2018.

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Tenn. school superintends criticize Education Department

Tenn. school superintends criticize Education Department

September 11th, 2013 9:45 pm by Associated Press

NASHVILLE (AP) — More than 60 school superintendents have signed a petition calling on Gov. Bill Haslam and state lawmakers to reevaluate the leadership at the Tennessee Department of Education.

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Securing Hawkins school entrances could cost up to $1.4 million

Securing Hawkins school entrances could cost up to $1.4 million

September 11th, 2013 9:29 pm by Jeff Bobo

On Sept. 5 the Hawkins County Board of Education heard a report from architect Don Solt on his recent study into what can be done to beef up security at the entrances of every school in the system.

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UPDATE: Ten local high school students named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists

UPDATE: Ten local high school students named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists

September 11th, 2013 2:00 pm by Rick Wagner

Two of the students are from Sullivan South, three attend Dobyns-Bennett, three are from Science Hill, one is home schooled in Sullivan County and one is home schooled from Johnson City.

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Hawkins BOE stands behind budget proposal that costs Rogersville revenue

Hawkins BOE stands behind budget proposal that costs Rogersville revenue

September 10th, 2013 10:15 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — The issue is expected to be a topic of discussion this coming Monday afternoon when the Hawkins County Commission meets, presumably for the last time, before the proposed 2013-14 budget comes up for a vote before the full commission Sept 23.

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Sullivan South ACT scores best Dobyns-Bennett, Science Hill

Sullivan South ACT scores best Dobyns-Bennett, Science Hill

September 10th, 2013 5:39 pm by Rick Wagner

BLOUNTVILLE — Sullivan South’s composite ACT score for its 2013 graduating class has bested Dobyns-Bennett and Science Hill. South is among the top-scoring schools in Tennessee and is the highest-scoring high school on the ACT in Northeast Tennessee.

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Kingsport City Schools, along with Mount Carmel, McPheeter's Bend elementary schools, finalists for SCORE award

September 10th, 2013 12:10 pm by Rick Wagner

The prize will award $10,000 to each elementary, middle and high school winner and $25,000 to the district winner.

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Sullivan school board extends Yennie's contract, opposes teacher licensure decision

Sullivan school board extends Yennie's contract, opposes teacher licensure decision

September 9th, 2013 10:48 pm by Rick Wagner

BLOUNTVILLE — In a 5-2 vote, Sullivan County’s school board has extended the contract of Director of Schools Jubal Yennie until 2017.

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