Kingsport Times News Sunday, August 31, 2014
Education
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.

Comments
Community Photos Local News Education
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.

Comments
Local News Education
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.

Comments
Local News Education
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.

Comments
Local News Education
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.

Comments
Business & Technology Education TriCityMom
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

Comments
Community Local News Education
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.

Comments
Local News Education
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.

Comments
Education
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.

Comments
Local News Education
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.

Comments