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'A win for students and taxpayers:' House approves lower rates on student loans

'A win for students and taxpayers:' House approves lower rates on student loans

July 31st, 2013 6:41 pm by PHILIP ELLIOTT, Associated Press

A bipartisan bill that would reduce the costs of borrowing for millions of students passed the House on Wednesday and was heading to President Barack Obama for his signature.

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Mountain Empire Community College upgrades security team

Mountain Empire Community College upgrades security team

July 31st, 2013 3:13 pm by Stephen Igo

The MECC Police Force's duties will include monitoring traffic on campus, providing security during special events, responding to calls for assistance and investigating crimes. Two officers will also have the authority to make arrests and carry a firearm.

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Tenn. county bans paddling at school

Tenn. county bans paddling at school

July 31st, 2013 8:00 am by Associated Press

According to The Commercial Appeal, the school board spent minimal time debating the issue Tuesday before voting 13-2 to eliminate corporal punishment.

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Back-to-school jitters? Planning, positive attitude can reduce stress and anxiety of first days

Back-to-school jitters? Planning, positive attitude can reduce stress and anxiety of first days

July 30th, 2013 8:56 pm by Marci Gore

As students head back to the classroom, both parents and children may experience a bit of stress and anxiety. However, Dr. Dwain Arnold says with some planning and a positive attitude, those first days of school can actually be exciting.

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Happy Snaps Photo Booth @ 2013 Kingsport Back to School Expo

July 30th, 2013 2:23 pm by Staff Report

The Fourth Annual Back to School Expo will be held today (Tuesday, July 30) from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Kingsport Town Center, formerly the Fort Henry Mall. Sponsored by Kingsport City Schools

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97 Dobyns-Bennett Students Earn AP Scholar Awards

97 Dobyns-Bennett Students Earn AP Scholar Awards

July 30th, 2013 9:15 am by Marybeth McLain, community contributor

97 students at Dobyns-Bennett High School have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP Exams.

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Expo to help get Kingsport students ready for school

Expo to help get Kingsport students ready for school

July 29th, 2013 10:11 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — The Fourth Annual Back to School Expo will be held Tuesday, July 30 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Kingsport Town Center. Sponsored by Kingsport City Schools, Kingsport Town Center and TimesNews.net, the event will include more than 70 vendors.

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Seven area school systems show positive trends

Seven area school systems show positive trends

July 29th, 2013 10:06 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — The Tennessee Department of Education Monday morning released 2013 Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program or TCAP and end of course tests showed sustained growth in school districts across the state.

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Committee recommends five new SROs in Hawkins schools

Committee recommends five new SROs in Hawkins schools

July 29th, 2013 9:54 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — Some principals told the Hawkins County Commission’s Budget Committee Monday that parents and other adults come to their school drunk, high on drugs, or acting “unreasonable.”

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Tennessee school districts show sustained growth on statewide assessments

Tennessee school districts show sustained growth on statewide assessments

July 29th, 2013 2:20 pm by Staff Report

Scores increased for the majority of districts in nearly every subject. The district-by-district results follow continued improvement at the state level, where students made gains, particularly in STEM subjects.

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