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"Hardtack and Hard Times": Battle of Blountville, the Writers Cut.

September 3rd, 2013 5:00 am by Ned Jilton

In movies you have the directors cut in which scenes cut from the original version are put back in. That's why I am calling this the writers cut of the Battle of Blountville story.

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Ala., Tenn. team up to land drone test site

Ala., Tenn. team up to land drone test site

September 2nd, 2013 12:50 pm by Associated Press

A consortium of companies and universities in Alabama and Tennessee are hoping to develop a site where Unmanned Aerial Systems, or drones, would be tested. Testing would be done at a site near Savannah, Tenn.

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Local school systems sticking with federal healthier lunch program

Local school systems sticking with federal healthier lunch program

September 1st, 2013 5:52 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — Although some school districts across the United States are leaving or considering withdrawing from the federal healthier lunch program, officials in three local systems said they have no plans to do that.

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Regional & National Education
Facts, figures as students return to the classroom

Facts, figures as students return to the classroom

August 31st, 2013 5:48 pm by CAROLE FELDMAN, Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Schools and classrooms are spiffed up — maybe. New textbooks have been ordered — perhaps. Teachers are energized — hopefully. What’s certain is that millions of children are heading to school.

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David Crockett High School's TVAAS score announced during school pep rally

August 31st, 2013 10:33 am by Jennifer Sprouse, NET News Service

The Washington County school made a value-added score of 4

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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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Education TriCityMom
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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Education
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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