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Sullivan schools revamping mission, vision and goals

Sullivan schools revamping mission, vision and goals

March 4th, 2015 9:30 pm by Rick Wagner

Sullivan County school leaders spent about two hours discussing the finer points of grammar and word usage, aiming to shorten their current mission and goals from a paragraph to a single phrase.

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Two of three Sullivan schools facilities options would close North

Two of three Sullivan schools facilities options would close North

March 4th, 2015 12:12 am by Rick Wagner

After a 4 p.m. school board work session today in Blountville, the options will go before the steering committee one more time before going to the school board in early May, consultant Tracy Richter said.

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Hawkins students making up for lost time after 11 straight snow days

Hawkins students making up for lost time after 11 straight snow days - VIDEO

March 4th, 2015 12:00 am by Jeff Bobo

After 11 consecutive snow days it was back to business Tuesday for Hawkins County students, except at the rural Clinch School which remained closed due to snow and ice still covering that community's rural mountain roads.

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Kingsport City Schools to be honored at SCORE Prize Banner Presentation

Kingsport City Schools to be honored at SCORE Prize Banner Presentation

March 3rd, 2015 3:17 pm by Marybeth McLain

Kingsport City Schools will be honored on Thursday, March 12 by the State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) during a Banner Presentation for being named the top school district in Tennessee as winner of the 2014 SCORE Prize District Award.

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Kingsport City Schools' Susan Lodal, Valerie Love named to special task force

Kingsport City Schools' Susan Lodal, Valerie Love named to special task force

March 3rd, 2015 3:04 pm by Marybeth McLain

Tennessee Education Commissioner Candice McQueen has announced the formation of a special Tennessee Task Force on Student Testing and Assessment.

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East roof work gets green light

East roof work gets green light

March 3rd, 2015 2:48 pm by Rick Wagner

BLOUNTVILLE - The Sullivan County school budget for 2015-16 isn't even in draft form yet, but roofing needs at a high school could take almost $300,000 from $800,000 in 2015-16 renovation funds.

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Johnson students get to 'Read with Ralph'

Johnson students get to 'Read with Ralph'

March 3rd, 2015 12:25 pm by Nick Shepherd

Ralph Buck, 54, occasionally stumbled over words. Sometimes he would skip words or mispronounce them. The students remained patient because they understood why he got tripped up. He only began reading seven years ago.

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Sullivan ready to take Eastman offer of energy saving program

Sullivan ready to take Eastman offer of energy saving program

March 2nd, 2015 8:34 am by Rick Wagner

The school system is poised to discontinue $63,000 annual payments to ESG that mean giving up a guaranteed annual savings of $381,959 for 12 years from the $5.3 million in improvements.

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Meteorite-hunting Jesuit astronomer to speak at UVa-Wise

Meteorite-hunting Jesuit astronomer to speak at UVa-Wise

February 28th, 2015 12:17 am by Stephen Igo

Brother Guy Consolmagno will share his perspective that a person of faith can embrace science, and that science does not undermine faith. The lecture is part of the Colgate Darden Lecture Series, and the public is invited.

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Education commissioner continues tour to visit teachers

Education commissioner continues tour to visit teachers

February 27th, 2015 8:36 am by Associated Press

Tennessee Education Commissioner Candace McQueen is continuing to reach out to teachers across the state. She is scheduled to visit several schools in West Tennessee on Friday

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