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JCSPS Boating on Rivers, Locks and Lakes seminar set for Northeast State

JCSPS Boating on Rivers, Locks and Lakes seminar set for Northeast State

May 30th, 2013 5:42 pm by Staff Report

The Tri-Cities Boating Club of the Johnson City Sail & Power Squadron is sponsoring a Boating on Rivers, Locks and Lakes seminar at Northeast State on Wednesday, June 5.

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Spelling Bee: 42 semifinalists compete for trophy

Spelling Bee: 42 semifinalists compete for trophy

May 30th, 2013 3:18 pm by BEN NUCKOLS and JOSEPH WHITE, Associated Press

A spelling bee week that began with curiosity and angst over a new vocabulary test was set to end the familiar way — with bright kids spelling difficult words under the bright lights of prime-time television.

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Higher ed systems in 10 states turn to Coursera

May 30th, 2013 9:30 am by JUSTIN POPE, AP Education Writer

The movement of "Massive Open Online Courses," which began with elite universities making their courses available online to the masses, is rapidly moving into the trenches of public higher education.

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Lottery selection at Innovation Academy postponed premium content

May 28th, 2013 10:36 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — The lottery selection of students for Innovation Academy of Northeast Tennessee was not held as originally scheduled Tuesday afternoon. The IA Governing Board meeting originally set for Tuesday afternoon also was postponed.

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Five in area win National Merit Scholarships

Five in area win National Merit Scholarships

May 28th, 2013 10:28 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — Five Northeast Tennessee high school graduates, including two from Kingsport, have won National Merit Scholarships, according to an announcement from the Illinois-based National Merit Scholarship Corp.

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Community Education
Innovation Academy Governing Board meeting postponed

Innovation Academy Governing Board meeting postponed

May 28th, 2013 2:53 pm by Andy True, Kingsport City Schools contributor

Due to scheduling conflicts and to allow Kingsport City Schools and the Sullivan County Department of Education an opportunity to finalize budgets, the Innovation Academy Governing Board meeting originally scheduled for May 28 has been postponed.

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Newsweek: D-B 1,425th best high school in nation

May 28th, 2013 10:43 am by Rick Wagner

On the heels of Dobyns-Bennett High School not making the U.S. News & World Report’s list of best high schools, the Daily Beast/Newsweek Magazine list of top high schools included D-B.

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Tuba player from D-B named Haslam Scholar

Tuba player from D-B named Haslam Scholar premium content

May 28th, 2013 9:45 am by Rick Wagner

A tuba player from Dobyns-Bennett High School is among the newest class of Haslam Scholars at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

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Some states push back against new school standards

Some states push back against new school standards

May 28th, 2013 7:43 am by HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH,Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Some states are pushing back against a set of uniform benchmarks for reading, writing and math that have been fully adopted in most states and are being widely put in place this school year.

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Sullivan East HOSA captures ‘Battle of the Belt’ premium content

May 28th, 2013 4:00 am by Rick Wagner

BRISTOL, Tenn. — Using seat belts? A group of Sullivan County students has won an award for changing the answer to that question on their campus from about six in 10 to more than nine in 10.

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