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State lawmakers pondering reversal of teaching policy

August 31st, 2013 10:07 am by Nathan Baker, NET News Service

The new policy bases the granting and renewal of professional teaching licenses on in-class assessments and a growth score derived from students’ standardized testing scores.

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Preparing for the first bus ride

Preparing for the first bus ride

August 29th, 2013 9:00 am by Robert Nickell, McClatchy-Tribune

I’ve experienced many first days of school and first bus rides and I’ve put together some tips that will help ensure these important firsts go smoothly.

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South students, teacher working on project with NASA

South students, teacher working on project with NASA

August 28th, 2013 10:41 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — Four Sullivan South High School students and a teacher are helping NASA probe the size of the universe. The South folks are working with students and teachers from three other high schools, with assistance from Cal Tech.

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Happy Snaps Photo Booth at ETSU!

August 28th, 2013 8:54 am by Staff Report

The Johnson City Press had the Happy Snaps Photo Booth out at the Back To School Fest at ETSU!

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Some school districts quit healthier lunch program

Some school districts quit healthier lunch program

August 27th, 2013 2:06 pm by CAROLYN THOMPSON, Associated Press

After just one year, some schools around the country are dropping out of the healthier new federal lunch program

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Hot Topics: School car lines drive many parents crazy, it seems

Hot Topics: School car lines drive many parents crazy, it seems

August 26th, 2013 9:47 pm by Leslie Postal

One of my friends posted this on Facebook last week: “Love car line on the first day of school....said no mother ever.” Granted, the first day is usually the worst, but the school car line seems to be a source of widespread, year-round aggravation for man

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ETSU students flock to class as fall semester begins

ETSU students flock to class as fall semester begins

August 26th, 2013 11:51 am by Rex Barber, NET News service

Students began streaming on to the East Tennessee State University campus early Monday morning for the start of the fall 2013 semester.

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D-B adds Chinese language program

D-B adds Chinese language program

August 25th, 2013 10:00 pm by Rick Wagner

Exchange students from other countries have attended American high schools for years. But Dobyns-Bennett High School now has an exchange teacher, a native Chinese educator who has taught English to Chinese students.

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Area teachers decry linking license to student test scores

Area teachers decry linking license to student test scores

August 25th, 2013 5:06 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — The Tennessee Board of Education’s recent vote to link student test scores to teacher licensure doesn’t sit well with some area teachers.

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Scott County SOL scores lower, but still beat state average

Scott County SOL scores lower, but still beat state average

August 24th, 2013 10:08 pm by Wes Bunch

GATE CITY — More rigorous questions and mandated changes in how tests are taken combined to have a negative impact on Standards of Learning scores for schools in Scott County, according to preliminary figures.

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