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Teachers, administrators use summer 'break' learning to innovate

Teachers, administrators use summer 'break' learning to innovate

August 12th, 2013 12:02 am by PHILIP ELLIOTT, Associated Press

For many students and teachers, summer vacation was more like summer term. Reading lists. Science camps. Portfolio development. The to-do list for kids and teachers sound remarkably alike.

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Kingsport, Sullivan County schools report slight  increase in enrollment

Kingsport, Sullivan County schools report slight increase in enrollment premium content

August 11th, 2013 10:27 pm by Rick Wagner

Dobyns-Bennett surpassed 2,000 students Friday, while Innovation Academy, a science, technology, engineering and math school, is still accepting students because it needs more students at all grade levels to reach its capacity of 240.

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New Bays Mountain planetarium show takes viewers along as  astronomers search for comets

New Bays Mountain planetarium show takes viewers along as astronomers search for comets

August 11th, 2013 10:11 pm by Matthew Lane

Adam Thanz, planetarium director at Bays Mountain Park, said the show tells the story of two comet hunters, from a first-person perspective, from two different points in time — the 18th and 21st century.

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Tusculum classes in session at Kingsport Center for Higher Education

Tusculum classes in session at Kingsport Center for Higher Education

August 10th, 2013 6:13 pm by Staff report

GREENEVILLE — Tusculum College students in the Tri-Cities are settling into a new home for their classes, the Kingsport Center for Higher Education (KCHE).

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Repairs to Central bleachers should be completed before first home football game

Repairs to Central bleachers should be completed before first home football game

August 10th, 2013 4:40 pm by Rick Wagner

BLOUNTVILLE — Some of Sullivan Central's football bleachers have been deemed off-limits, a self-imposed action by the county school system. An inspector found about 60 footboards in the visitors’ section are no longer safe.

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Mumpower named to post at Bluff City Elementary

Mumpower named to post at Bluff City Elementary

August 9th, 2013 10:22 pm by Rick Wagner

BLOUNTVILLE — New Bluff City Elementary School Assistant Principal Amie Mumpower recently became the last school administrator appointed for the 2012-13 school year.

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Eastside story: Wise County students swarm back to ‘new’ old high school

Eastside story: Wise County students swarm back to ‘new’ old high school

August 8th, 2013 10:46 pm by Stephen Igo

COEBURN — Fifteen-year-old Bailey Martin of Coeburn provided a bright and promising summation of her first day back at school on Thursday. “It’s going to be a really, really good year,” declared the Eastside High School student.

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Sullivan education panel expected to discuss three systems’ use of resources

Sullivan education panel expected to discuss three systems’ use of resources

August 8th, 2013 9:00 am by J. H. Osborne

The Sullivan County Commission’s Education Committee is expected to meet Thursday and discuss how to best use all resources currently being used by multiple local governments to operate separate school systems.

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Hawkins schools addressing ‘chronic’ absenteeism in 2013-14

Hawkins schools addressing ‘chronic’ absenteeism in 2013-14

August 8th, 2013 8:00 am by Jeff Bobo

Hawkins County’s schools regularly exceed state average daily attendance goals and maintain an impressive truancy level. Chronic absences, however, continue to be a problem.

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School bell ringing for Wise County students

School bell ringing for Wise County students

August 7th, 2013 8:53 pm by Stephen Igo

Summer is over, at least for about 6,000 Wise County public school students. The 2013-14 school year begins Thursday with one revamped high school facility opening for the first time and two others on schedule to open in January.

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