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Schools in Kingsport, Sullivan damaged in storm

Schools in Kingsport, Sullivan damaged in storm

July 24th, 2013 11:10 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — Water damaged some area schools in Kingsport and the western end of Sullivan County last week, while lightning damaged schools in several parts of the county. Saint Dominic Catholic School on Center Street sustained extensive water damage.

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Education
Senate set to finish work on student loan deal

Senate set to finish work on student loan deal

July 24th, 2013 12:21 pm by PHILIP ELLIOTT,Associated Press

Lower interest rates on all student loans are in sight.

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Education
More than 60 Metro teachers face termination

More than 60 Metro teachers face termination

July 24th, 2013 12:14 pm by Associated Press

More than 60 Nashville teachers could be fired this fall for low-performing state evaluation scores under a new policy orchestrated by the director of schools.

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Education
ASD students show progress after first year

ASD students show progress after first year

July 24th, 2013 12:13 pm by Associated Press

The state's Achievement School District says its students have shown signs of progress a year after it started operating some of the state's lowest performing schools.

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Local News Education
IA slots open for Sullivan eighth-graders

IA slots open for Sullivan eighth-graders

July 23rd, 2013 11:22 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — “We need a few more eighth-graders,” IA board Vice Chairman and county school board Vice Chairman Jack Bales said. Students may apply at the online portal on IA’s website, http://ianetn.org/, or call the school at 354-1736.

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Regional & National Education
Tenn. lawmaker to propose tuition freeze

Tenn. lawmaker to propose tuition freeze

July 23rd, 2013 8:13 am by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

A Republican state lawmaker says he wants to freeze tuition at Tennessee's colleges and universities despite criticism from education officials that such a proposal would eliminate funds needed to sustain essential programs and basic operation.

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Local News Education
Sullivan schools name six assistant principals

Sullivan schools name six assistant principals

July 22nd, 2013 7:34 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — Sullivan County has wrapped up all but one of its school-level administrative changes for 2013-14 with the appointment of six assistant principals in five schools.

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Local News Education
Scott schools finalize principal assignments

Scott schools finalize principal assignments

July 21st, 2013 9:32 pm by Wes Bunch

GATE CITY — With students set to return to class in less than a month, Scott County Public Schools officials have finalized principal assignments ahead of the upcoming school year.

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Local News Education
Malissa Trent named new dean of Mathematics for Northeast State

Malissa Trent named new dean of Mathematics for Northeast State

July 18th, 2013 9:58 am by For the Times-News

Northeast State Community College has named Malissa Trent as the College’s new dean of Mathematics.

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News Regional & National Education
Senators ready to restore lower college loan rates

Senators ready to restore lower college loan rates

July 18th, 2013 9:06 am by PHILIP ELLIOTT,Associated Press

Senators are ready to offer students a better deal on their college loans this fall, but future classes could see higher interest rates.

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