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City, school board work on plan for debt, revenues from D-B stadium renovations

City, school board work on plan for debt, revenues from D-B stadium renovations premium content

August 15th, 2013 10:27 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — A proposed draft agreement between the school system and city of Kingsport lays out the school system’s vision of future debt repayment for the J. Fred Johnson Stadium project.

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Lawmaker's bill aimed at holiday greeting

Lawmaker's bill aimed at holiday greeting

August 15th, 2013 9:45 am by Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — State Representative Stacey Campfield has filed a bill that he says would assure students and teachers they could wish others Merry Christmas.

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TEA opposes teacher licensure proposal

TEA opposes teacher licensure proposal

August 14th, 2013 5:31 pm by Associated Press

NASHVILLE (AP) — The state’s largest teachers’ union is challenging a proposal to tie teacher licensure to student test data. The TEA held a press conference on Wednesday to voice its opposition to using the Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System.

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Entertaining and educational: There's lots to learn at the Appalachian Fair

Entertaining and educational: There's lots to learn at the Appalachian Fair

August 14th, 2013 1:00 pm by Amanda J. Vicars

The word “fair” is synonymous with carnival rides, games, concerts, and an assortment of deep fried foods and sugary confections. What most people don't realize, however, is that fairs began as a means to educate — as well entertain — attendees.

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Today's Sullivan County 4-H Club teaches life skills

Today's Sullivan County 4-H Club teaches life skills

August 14th, 2013 12:38 pm by Amanda J. Vicars

The 4-H of today has transitioned into a leadership-focused program encompassing a child's full spectrum of needs in order to mold productive citizens for the future.

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Schools, old courthouse among buildings flooded in Blountville

Schools, old courthouse among buildings flooded in Blountville

August 13th, 2013 9:57 pm by Staff Report

BLOUNTVILLE —At least one motorist was caught in a stalled-out car in high water. “It must have rained four to five inches here in about three or four hours,” said Claude Smith, construction manager and maintenance supervisor for the county.

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Enrollment higher in Wise County schools

Enrollment higher in Wise County schools

August 13th, 2013 9:34 pm by Stephen Igo

WISE — Wise County’s school division is off to a great start for the 2013-14 school year, according to reports received by the School Board on Tuesday, including an upward bump in enrollment — at least from initial numbers — after decades of declines.

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Kingsport City Schools Board of Education announces 2013-2014 meeting dates

August 13th, 2013 3:16 pm by Marybeth McLain

Kingsport City Schools Board of Education has scheduled a series of meetings and work sessions for the 2013-2014 school year.

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Program to pay tuition cost for 2-year degree

Program to pay tuition cost for 2-year degree

August 12th, 2013 2:40 pm by Associated Press

Graduating high school seniors will be able to attend a community college tuition-free thanks to a program that's expanding to Davidson County.

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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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