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Vote to delay Common Core a step backward for Tennessee

Vote to delay Common Core a step backward for Tennessee

March 24th, 2014 9:57 am by Editorial staff

That the Tennessee House would vote overwhelmingly to delay a major educational improvement that represents years of work and effort, and which would give Tennessee children a significant step up in the world, all but defies comprehension.

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Kingsport's first preschool searching for alumni

Kingsport's first preschool searching for alumni

March 24th, 2014 9:41 am by Leigh Ann Laube

In its 77-year history, it's not known exactly how many children have attended St. Paul's Day School & Kindergarten, but that number is certainly in the thousands. Staff at Kingsport's first and longest-running preschool want to locate as many of them as

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Common Core spawns widespread political fights

Common Core spawns widespread political fights

March 24th, 2014 9:36 am by BILL BARROW, Associated Press

More than five years after U.S. governors began a bipartisan effort to set new standards in American schools, the Common Core initiative has morphed into a political tempest fueling division among Republicans.

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Alpha Delta Kappa welcomes four new members

March 24th, 2014 8:41 am by Amanda Arnold-Drinnon

International Honorary Society of women educators welcomes four new members

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John Adams Elementary's Carter goes to regional in competition for Teacher of Year

John Adams Elementary's Carter goes to regional in competition for Teacher of Year

March 23rd, 2014 10:35 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — John Adams Elementary School Teacher of the Year Ashley Carter has been tapped to compete for Tennessee Teacher of the Year at the regional level.

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Central Heights students produce wolf painting on display at Bays Mountain

Central Heights students produce wolf painting on display at Bays Mountain

March 23rd, 2014 10:12 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — How many budding artists does it take to draw a lone wolf in a woodland setting? The answer is whole classes plus a teacher to inspire and encourage them.

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Common Core fight snarled in politicized language, conceptions

Common Core fight snarled in politicized language, conceptions

March 22nd, 2014 10:39 pm by Hank Hayes

Over the course of the current legislative session, a number of Tennessee Republican and Democrat lawmakers came to believe Common Core education standards are rotten to the core.

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Sevier student newspaper reaps statewide honors

Sevier student newspaper reaps statewide honors

March 22nd, 2014 2:00 pm by Rick Wagner

The Sequoyah Scribe student newspaper at Sevier Middle School was the only middle-school paper to place in this year's Tennessee High School Press Association awards, while two writers took home individual honors.

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Millions of kids to test Common Core assessments

Millions of kids to test Common Core assessments

March 22nd, 2014 10:31 am by KIMBERLY HEFLING, AP Education Writer

What's on the new Common Core-based exams? More than 4 million kids in U.S. schools soon will have a clue. Field testing begins this coming week in 36 states and the District of Columbia on assessments developed by two different groups of states.

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Kingsport's Ailshie awarded raise, 4-year contract extension

Kingsport's Ailshie awarded raise, 4-year contract extension

March 20th, 2014 11:52 pm by Rick Wagner

The base pay raise pushes Ailshie's annual pay, already the highest among Northeast Tennessee school systems, from $159,000 to $161.385 retroactive to March 5 and then to $167,840 effective July 1, not counting other allowances and benefits.

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