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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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State grant helps Scott County hire two new resource officers

State grant helps Scott County hire two new resource officers

July 7th, 2013 8:07 am by Wes Bunch

GATE CITY — Scott County Public Schools hired two new resource officers recently with the help of state grant funds to provide additional security for its 10 elementary campuses.

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Pilot telemedicine program proposed for 10 local schools

Pilot telemedicine program proposed for 10 local schools

July 6th, 2013 9:14 pm by Rick Wagner

BLOUNTVILLE — Students in 10 local schools, five in Kingsport and five in Sullivan County, soon could have access to Holston Medical Group primary health care at their schools.

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Local students win top prizes in national competition

Local students win top prizes in national competition

July 6th, 2013 8:15 pm by Rick Wagner

BLOUNTVILLE — Kylie Burkey has done something no other Sullivan Central High School student has ever done, and probably something no other Tennessee student has done.

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Hawkins County schools still not finished with administrative shuffle

Hawkins County schools still not finished with administrative shuffle

July 5th, 2013 10:15 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — Although several administrative position openings in the Hawkins County School System have been filled for the 2013-14 school year, the system will still have to hire two Central Office staffers and a new Surgoinsville Middle principal.

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