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Kingsport school system names four associate principals

Kingsport school system names four associate principals

July 11th, 2013 10:24 pm by Staff Report

KINGSPORT — Kingsport City Schools has announced the appointment of four associate principals. “I am excited that we have such quality educators that strive to serve students, parents, and teachers as school leaders,” Superintendent Lyle Ailshie said.

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Letter to the editor: Ousting Yennie won't fix problems

Letter to the editor: Ousting Yennie won't fix problems

July 11th, 2013 3:00 am by JOSEPH LINGERFELT

I see that Todd Broughton has presented a petition to the Sullivan County School Board to remove Dr. Yennie, and a similar petition has been started in the South zone.

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Kingsport BOE recommends buying lot, donating another

Kingsport BOE recommends buying lot, donating another

July 10th, 2013 8:35 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — The difference between giving up city school property as surplus and acquiring more property can be summed up in those three magic real estate words: location, location and location.

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Kingsport schools may move to self-insured health care plan premium content

July 9th, 2013 11:29 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — City school leaders are setting the wheels in motion for a possible move to a self-insured health care plan by Jan. 1, a move that would mean abandoning state of Tennessee health insurance offerings.

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New principal named for Sullivan North High School

New principal named for Sullivan North High School

July 9th, 2013 5:21 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — An assistant principal at Sullivan South High School will fill the top spot at Sullivan North High School, the county school system has announced.

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Haslam launches new online university

Haslam launches new online university

July 9th, 2013 3:00 pm by Associated Press

Gov. Bill Haslam has launched an online, competency-based university aimed at giving Tennesseans better access to a higher education. Tuition is about $6,000 a year for most degree programs.

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Haslam defends education commissioner

Haslam defends education commissioner

July 8th, 2013 7:24 pm by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

NASHVILLE — Gov. Bill Haslam on Monday reiterated his support for the state’s education commissioner, who has come under fire for changes to how teachers are paid.

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Tennessee teachers trying to oust education commissioner

Tennessee teachers trying to oust education commissioner

July 7th, 2013 9:45 pm by Associated Press

NASHVILLE — A decision by the state Board of Education to change how teachers are paid has led to a social media push to remove Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman.

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Broughton seeks Board of Education vote to remove Yennie

Broughton seeks Board of Education vote to remove Yennie

July 7th, 2013 7:30 pm by Rick Wagner

BLOUNTVILLE — Sullivan County Board of Education member Todd Broughton has requested a BOE vote on terminating Director of Schools Jubal Yennie’s employment if he declines to resign.

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Shull takes call for countywide school facilities study panel before Sullivan BOE

Shull takes call for countywide school facilities study panel before Sullivan BOE

July 7th, 2013 7:23 pm by Rick Wagner

BLOUNTVILLE — Sullivan County Commissioner Pat Shull has brought his call for a committee to look at the best use of school facilities and assets across the county and its cities before the county school board.

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