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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

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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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Online program helping KCS students transition to next grade

Online program helping KCS students transition to next grade premium content

June 19th, 2013 9:53 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — If you’re a Kingsport City Schools student with access to the Internet and a computer or wireless device, you can enroll in free online classes this summer. The Summer ROCKS, or Reviewing Online Content K-12 Standards, will go through July 15.

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BMA approves budget  —  with $3.5M   for new  Eastman fields

BMA approves budget — with $3.5M for new Eastman fields

June 18th, 2013 11:11 pm by Matthew Lane

KINGSPORT — The Board of Mayor and Aldermen signed off on Kingsport’s 2014 budget during its regular meeting Tuesday, a balanced budget with no property tax increase, three percent hikes in the water and sewer rates and a small bump in school funding.

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Report: Too many teachers, too little quality

Report: Too many teachers, too little quality

June 18th, 2013 9:44 pm by Associated Press

The nation’s teacher-training programs do not adequately prepare would-be educators for the classroom, even as they produce almost triple the number of graduates needed, according to a survey of more than 1,000 programs released Tuesday.

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Back to School Expo Call to Action

June 18th, 2013 10:33 am by Marybeth McLain, community contributor

Calling all kid friendly organizations for the 4th Annual Back to School Expo on Tuesday, July 30, from 3 - 6 p.m. located at Kingsport Town Center.

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Hawkins school official fired after missed IRS payments lead to fines

Hawkins school official fired after missed IRS payments lead to fines

June 17th, 2013 10:29 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — Hawkins County Schools Finance Director Myron Dale was fired Monday, leaving behind $166,000 in federal fines and a proposed 2013-14 budget that the Board of Education wasn’t prepared to “trust” Monday night.

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