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Curricula, enrollment on Wise County School Board’s slate

Curricula, enrollment on Wise County School Board’s slate

September 6th, 2013 10:16 pm by Stephen Igo

WISE — A range of discussion items will highlight Tuesday’s regular session of the Wise County School Board, including initial school year enrollment numbers and a presentation on academic plans.

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PHOTO GALLERY: Civil War Heritage Day at Battle of Blountville.

September 6th, 2013 3:09 pm by Staff Report

The Battle of Blountville Civil War Re-Enactment is this weekend on the Old Hawley Farm in Blountville. "Civil War Heritage Day" was held for local school children Friday. Re-enactments and skirmishes will be held Saturday and Sunday

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Sullivan BOE set to oppose teacher license policy

Sullivan BOE set to oppose teacher license policy

September 5th, 2013 11:40 pm by Rick Wagner

BLOUNTVILLE — Sullivan County’s school board is poised to go on record opposing the state's recent teacher licensure vote. “If a doctor can’t cure me, he doesn’t lose his license,” Sullivan County BOE member Robyn Ivester of Piney Flats said.

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MOU x 2: Kingsport BOE approves  dual enrollment with King, J. Fred renovation

MOU x 2: Kingsport BOE approves dual enrollment with King, J. Fred renovation

September 5th, 2013 11:31 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — The King dual enrollment program, approved 5-0, will allow junior and senior students with a weighted grade point average of 3.0 to earn college credits while attending Dobyns-Bennett High School.

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Johnson City school board goes on record against teacher licensure change

September 5th, 2013 9:38 am by Nathan Baker, NET News Service

It’s just appalling to me,” member Richard Manahan said after the vote. “If this board was to do that, we’d all be run out of office.”

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Tennessee governor formally launches Drive to 55 program

Tennessee governor formally launches Drive to 55 program

September 4th, 2013 9:07 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — Drive to 55 at first blush might sound like a highway speed-limit program left over from the 1970s. But it is actually Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam’s effort to help more state residents earn degrees and certificates.

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Action already under way to support Drive to 55 initiative

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September 4th, 2013 9:05 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGPSORT — The program has a goal of getting 55 percent of Tennesseans with a college degree or certificate by 2025.

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KPD: Driver hits school bus after running red light

KPD: Driver hits school bus after running red light

September 4th, 2013 2:45 pm by Staff Report

KINGSPORT — A Church Hill man has been cited by police after allegedly running a red light Wednesday morning and striking a Kingsport city school bus loaded with children.

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Gov. Haslam stands behind teacher licensure change, but acknowledges teacher angst and possible reversal by lawmakers

Gov. Haslam stands behind teacher licensure change, but acknowledges teacher angst and possible reversal by lawmakers

September 4th, 2013 12:31 am by Rick Wagner

Because of licensure concerns, the governor said it is good the state Board of Education’s recent 6-3 vote included a provision to delay implementation of the change.

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Kingsport man appointed to Tennessee Board of Regents

Kingsport man appointed to Tennessee Board of Regents

September 3rd, 2013 10:23 pm by Hank Hayes

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam named Kingsport’s J. Parker Smith Tuesday to the Tennessee Board of Regents as the representative of the First Congressional District. “I am grateful to Parker for serving our state in this important way,” Haslam said.

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