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Lt. Gov. Ramsey  appoints Dobyns-Bennett teacher to state board

Lt. Gov. Ramsey appoints Dobyns-Bennett teacher to state board

June 24th, 2013 12:03 pm by Hank Hayes

Tennessee Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey on Monday announced the appointment of Dobyns-Bennett High School social studies teacher Kevin Fielden to the Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System (TCRS) Board of Trustees.

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Kingsport may propose taking control of Innovation Academy

Kingsport may propose taking control of Innovation Academy premium content

June 23rd, 2013 11:36 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — Officials of Kingsport City Schools are poised to propose assuming operational control of Innovation Academy, a STEM school jointly operated and funded with Sullivan County.

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'Blue muck' holding up parking lot project at Robinson Middle School

'Blue muck' holding up parking lot project at Robinson Middle School

June 22nd, 2013 7:35 pm by Rick Wagner

Robinson Middle School’s parking lot project is a quagmire of “blue muck” these days.

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State education board passes new teacher pay plan over loud objections

June 21st, 2013 11:37 pm by LISA FINGEROOT, The Tennessean

Opponents of a new Tennessee rule that will reward teachers based on student outcomes or what subjects they teach instead of degrees and experience say they’ll fight back next legislative session.

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ETSU Foundation CEO Manahan will step down July 1

ETSU Foundation CEO Manahan will step down July 1

June 21st, 2013 12:11 pm by Rex Barber, NET News service

East Tennessee State University’s Foundation CEO is stepping down from his post effective July 1 to become a full-time professor, he confirmed Thursday.

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TBR approves tuition increase for universities, ETSU among highest increase in state

TBR approves tuition increase for universities, ETSU among highest increase in state

June 21st, 2013 11:28 am by Staff Report

The Tennessee Board of Regents today approved maintenance fee/tuition recommendations at its universities and community colleges. Maintenance fee increases are lower this year than in the past two years and will not affect the Tennessee Technology Centers

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Kingsport may assume control of Colonial Heights Middle

Kingsport may assume control of Colonial Heights Middle

June 20th, 2013 11:14 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — City school leaders are talking about assuming operation of Sullivan County’s Colonial Heights Middle School, as early as August if county school leaders would agree.

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Christian legal group complains about Tenn. professor's gay rights assignment

Christian legal group complains about Tenn. professor's gay rights assignment

June 20th, 2013 8:02 am by Associated Press

COLUMBIA, Tenn. (AP) — Columbia State Community College officials say they're investigating a professor's assignment about gay rights.

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Local school administrators help launch statewide education advocacy group

Local school administrators help launch statewide education advocacy group

June 19th, 2013 10:24 pm by Rick Wagner

Founding members of the Leading Innovation for Tennessee Education (LIFT) group include Sullivan County Director of Schools Jubal Yennie, Kingsport Superintendent Lyle Ailshie and Greene County Director of Schools Vicki Kirk.

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School study: Sullivan official wants to form panel to look at  county’s, cities’  resources

School study: Sullivan official wants to form panel to look at county’s, cities’ resources premium content

June 19th, 2013 10:07 pm by J. H. Osborne

BLOUNTVILLE — A proposal to have Sullivan County Mayor Steve Godsey invite city officials from Bristol, Tenn., and Kingsport to form a committee to look at “educational resources” was put on “first reading” — twice — on Monday by its primary sponsor.

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