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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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Region’s schools rank high  on ACT

Region’s schools rank high on ACT

September 9th, 2013 7:54 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — Kingsport City Schools ranks as the fourth highest achieving district in the Volunteer State, according to a recent release of statewide ACT scores by district by the Tennessee Department of Education.

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Wings Air Rescue Crewmembers Meet with Scott County Career and Technical Students - VIDEO

September 9th, 2013 3:08 pm by David Grace

GATE CITY -- Members of the Wings Air Rescue EMS were at the Scott County Career and Technical Center Monday morning to help conduct a school-wide emergency evacuation drill and discuss their careers with students.

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State BOE chairman defends teacher licensure decision

State BOE chairman defends teacher licensure decision

September 8th, 2013 6:51 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — One Tri-Cities school board went on record against the Tennessee school board’s teacher licensure decision this past Tuesday, and a second will consider doing so Monday.

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Scott County school enrollment, student-teacher ratios only slightly changed

Scott County school enrollment, student-teacher ratios only slightly changed premium content

September 8th, 2013 6:46 pm by Wes Bunch

GATE CITY — Enrollment figures for the first 10 days of class released this week by Scott County Public Schools show little change in student population and student-teacher ratios when compared to the previous school year.

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Yenni's evaluation just short of 'exceptional'

Yenni's evaluation just short of 'exceptional'

September 8th, 2013 5:00 pm by Rick Wagner

Sullivan County Director of Schools Jubal Yennie is just short of “exceptional,” according to the county school board.

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Opting out: More parents keeping their kids away from standardized tests

Opting out: More parents keeping their kids away from standardized tests

September 8th, 2013 1:20 pm by KATIE ZEZIMA, Associated Press

A small but growing number of parents nationwide are not allowing their children to participate in standardized testing. "I'm opposed to these tests because they narrow what education is supposed to be about and they lower kids' horizons."

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Work under way to redistrict Sullivan school board seats

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September 7th, 2013 11:44 pm by J. H. Osborne

BLOUNTVILLE — Work has started to redistrict seats on the Sullivan County Board of Education. A group of Sullivan County commissioners met last week for a preliminary discussion and plans to meet again as soon as some key data is gathered.

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Sullivan, Kingsport school leaders: 20-day numbers look good

Sullivan, Kingsport school leaders: 20-day numbers look good

September 7th, 2013 11:23 pm by Rick Wagner

When it comes to enrollment for the 2013-14 school year, school leaders in Sullivan County and Kingsport said the 20-day numbers look pretty good.

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Scott, Lee schools receive grants from state for security upgrades

Scott, Lee schools receive grants from state for security upgrades

September 7th, 2013 11:16 pm by Wes Bunch

GATE CITY — Two Southwest Virginia school systems were among 86 across the state that were awarded grant funds last week to make security improvements at various campuses.

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