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Sullivan Gardens students see explosion of fun during annual Science Camp

Sullivan Gardens students see explosion of fun during annual Science Camp

June 27th, 2013 8:49 pm by Rick Wagner

It’s been a week of bottle rockets, roller coasters, Mentos fountains and other science fun for more than 40 students rising to grades 3-6 this fall at Sullivan Gardens K-8 School.

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New rules aim to rid schools of junk foods

New rules aim to rid schools of junk foods

June 27th, 2013 7:14 am by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press

High-calorie sports drinks and candy bars will be removed from school vending machines and cafeteria lines as soon as next year, replaced with diet drinks, granola bars and other healthier items.

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Northeast State on brink of largest capital project in Tenn. community college history

Northeast State on brink of largest capital project in Tenn. community college history

June 26th, 2013 8:39 pm by Rick Wagner

BLOUNTVILLE — Northeast State Community College is about to embark on a historic $35 million construction project. That is the largest capital project in its history, as well as the history of community colleges in Tennessee to date.

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Second round of applications set for Innovation Academy

June 26th, 2013 2:00 pm by Rick Wagner

At least 12 eighth-grade slots for Sullivan County students remain unfilled at Innovation Academy of Northeast Tennessee, a joint venture of Kingsport City Schools and the county school system.

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Events: Students wrap up camp with ‘How to Speak Bird’

Events: Students wrap up camp with ‘How to Speak Bird’

June 25th, 2013 2:29 pm by Rebekah Wilson

Students in Kingsport Theatre Guild’s Summer Actor Training Program are rehearsing for the debut performance of the new adventure-comedy “How To Speak Bird — a Russian Fairytale.” Shows will begin at 2 and 7 p.m., June 29 and 30.

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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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