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Benefit of mobile apps for toddlers questioned

Benefit of mobile apps for toddlers questioned

August 7th, 2013 12:00 pm by ANNE FLAHERTY,Associated Press

Can a mobile app really teach a baby to find her nose? Or learn to recognize letters and numbers? Not according to an advocacy group that filed a complaint Wednesday with the Federal Trade Commission

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Update: Volunteer Band Trophy giveaway put on hold

Update: Volunteer Band Trophy giveaway put on hold

August 6th, 2013 11:03 pm by Jeff Bobo

The Volunteer High School marching band trophy giveaway that was supposed to take place on Saturday, August 10 has been put on hold.

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Sullivan County schools go Apple-centric

Sullivan County schools go Apple-centric

August 6th, 2013 10:07 pm by Rick Wagner

BLOUNTVILLE — Among other things, the plan the Board of Education has approved proposes to put a school system-purchased iPad or other wireless device in the hands of all students and teachers. A more immediate goal is to get Wi-Fi at all schools.

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Hawkins BOE OKs health insurance for new part-timers

Hawkins BOE OKs health insurance for new part-timers

August 5th, 2013 11:07 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — Two of the biggest impediments to hiring new school bus drivers in Hawkins County has been stagnant pay, and no health insurance benefits for the first two years.

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South zone parents give Sullivan BOE an earful

South zone parents give Sullivan BOE an earful

August 5th, 2013 10:37 pm by Rick Wagner

BLOUNTVILLE — Sullivan County’s school board got an earful of public comments Monday night from the Sullivan South High School zone. Topics ranged from an alleged lack of school maintenance to side effects of a nonsubsidized pre-kindergarten program.

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Hawkins kindergartners to attend full day of school on Fridays

Hawkins kindergartners to attend full day of school on Fridays

August 5th, 2013 12:25 pm by Jeff Bobo

The party is over for Hawkins County kindergartners whose introduction to the harsh realities of life will include no more ducking out of work early on Fridays to get a head start on their weekend.

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With students heading back to school, here are some safety tips

With students heading back to school, here are some safety tips

August 5th, 2013 11:26 am by Staff reports

Students throughout the Tri Cities are going back to school this week, and area police and sheriff's departments will be there too with increased patrols in school zones.

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Northeast State at Bristol promises new beginnings

Northeast State at Bristol promises new beginnings

August 5th, 2013 10:15 am by Amanda J. Vicars

The newest teaching site of Northeast State Community College, centrally located at 620 State Street in historic downtown Bristol, Tenn., is rife with cutting-edge equipment, resources and the promise of new beginnings.

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2013 is year of new beginnings for Wise  high schools

2013 is year of new beginnings for Wise high schools

August 4th, 2013 12:25 am by Staff Report

WISE — By any measure, the 2013-14 school year in Wise County will be a very special year. Three new high schools, already marching along the last two years under new names, school colors and the works, will signal the true beginning of a new era.

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Sullivan County BOE begins process of evaluating director of schools, itself

Sullivan County BOE begins process of evaluating director of schools, itself

August 3rd, 2013 11:05 pm by Rick Wagner

BLOUNTVILLE — The Sullivan County Board of Education has already announced it will release its public evaluation of Director of Schools Jubal Yennie at the Sept. 9 meeting.

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