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Kingsport BOE made painful cuts  to balance budget

Kingsport BOE made painful cuts to balance budget

June 8th, 2013 8:00 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — A proposed Chinese language program for the city school system is gone. So are six instructional technology specialists, known as academic coaches.

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Kingsport BOE approves $65.7M school budget premium content

June 6th, 2013 11:31 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — City school officials Thursday night approved a balanced 2013-14 operational budget of $65.7 million, assuming the city gets a little more property tax revenue growth.

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Senate takes up fixes to student loan rates

June 6th, 2013 7:37 am by PHILIP ELLIOTT, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators on Thursday are considering competing versions of legislation that would keep interest rates low for some college students — at least for now.

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Hawkins County BOE approves $96K grant  to create ‘positive climate’ in high schools

Hawkins County BOE approves $96K grant to create ‘positive climate’ in high schools

June 5th, 2013 10:51 pm by Staff Report

ROGERSVILLE — The “Tennessee Safe and Supportive Schools Climate Plan” grant will focus on anti-bullying, anti-drug, and school safety programs at Cherokee and Volunteer high schools.

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Parents upset over possible loss of Ketron co-principal

Parents upset over possible loss of Ketron co-principal

June 5th, 2013 7:36 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — Some residents in Sullivan County’s Bloomingdale community are upset that veteran educator Sandra Ramsey may no longer help head Ketron Elementary. Some residents of the Bloomingdale area are talking about protests, pickets and petitions.

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Tenn. colleges to see lowest tuition hike in years

Tenn. colleges to see lowest tuition hike in years

June 5th, 2013 3:25 pm by Associated Press

Tennessee college students will see a lower increase in tuition thanks to improved state funding.

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ETSU tuition recommended to increase 4.6 percent

ETSU tuition recommended to increase 4.6 percent

June 5th, 2013 10:22 am by NET News Service

The Tennessee Board of Regents Committee on Finance and Business Operations yesterday recommended increases in tuition/maintenance fees that are lower than recent years thanks to improved state funding.

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University takes on taste challenge: MREs

June 5th, 2013 9:57 am by By Renee Elder,The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.) (MCT)

A ready-to-eat Army meal can survive a 1,200-foot parachute drop and stay fresh for up to three years — only to go straight into the trash can if it doesn’t appeal to a soldier’s taste.

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Schools’ effort to shift to Common Core faces a difficult test

June 5th, 2013 9:46 am by By Howard Blume,Los Angeles Times (MCT)

The passage for the seventh-grade lesson was blatantly offensive — an excerpt from a 1938 anti-Semitic children’s book.

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Hawkins BOE OKs deal to move Surgoinsville Middle solar panels

Hawkins BOE OKs deal to move Surgoinsville Middle solar panels

June 4th, 2013 11:06 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — The solar panels in front of Surgoinsville Middle School will soon be located behind the school as a result of an outcry from the community that they were an eyesore and a school security hindrance.

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