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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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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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