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East High reroofing to be finished by winter

East High reroofing to be finished by winter

August 5th, 2015 10:59 pm by Rick Wagner

The facility on Weaver Pike in eastern Sullivan County is the only one of the county's four existing high schools slated to remain open as a high school five years from now, according to the facilities plan the county school board voted to adopt Monday.

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Kingsport running short of school crossing guards

Kingsport running short of school crossing guards

August 5th, 2015 10:39 pm by Rain Smith

To adapt to the current crossing guard shortage, police have looked at a number of factors to prioritize locations to staff: traffic volume, roadway dynamics, number of children walking to and from each school.

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Appalachian Sustainable Development and Kingsport Boys and Girls Club launch 'Learning Landscapes' project

Appalachian Sustainable Development and Kingsport Boys and Girls Club launch 'Learning Landscapes' project

August 5th, 2015 3:30 pm by Community contributor

An area adjacent to the athletic field at the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Kingsport is being transformed into an Appalachian Sustainable Development 'Learning Landscapes' raised garden bed project.

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Hawkins TCAPs show improvement

Hawkins TCAPs show improvement

August 5th, 2015 9:43 am by Jeff Bobo

In the past Hawkins County has been targeted for failing to meet state standards for achievement among demographic subgroups.

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Sullivan teachers attend "Elite" Eastman program

Sullivan teachers attend "Elite" Eastman program

August 4th, 2015 7:30 pm by Rick Wagner

Seven teachers attended the MathElites program, while six attended the SciElites program. The programs were sponsored by Eastman Chemical Company and, among other things, allowed teachers from various systems to collaborate.

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Scott County Rotary Club provides clothes, supplies to students

Scott County Rotary Club provides clothes, supplies to students

August 4th, 2015 7:00 pm by Marci Gore

For the past 15 years, Rotarians, through the Back-to-School Project, have provided clothes, shoes and school supplies to underprivileged students in Scott County.

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Hawkins Schools among 12 Tenn. districts named 'Exemplary'

Hawkins Schools among 12 Tenn. districts named 'Exemplary'

August 4th, 2015 6:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

Hawkins County director of schools Steve Starnes said these three requirements show that districts are raising proficiency levels, narrowing achievement gaps and guaranteeing growth for all students.

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Several Hawkins schools hosting 'back-to-school' events

Several Hawkins schools hosting 'back-to-school' events

August 4th, 2015 5:30 pm by Jeff Bobo

There are several "back to school" events scheduled within the Hawkins County School System this week.

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Tusculum College alliance to increase opportunities for distance learning

Tusculum College alliance to increase opportunities for distance learning

August 4th, 2015 12:30 pm by Community contributor

Tusculum College has been approved to join the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. NC-SARA is a nationwide initiative of states that will make distance education courses more accessible to students across state lines.

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Sullivan BOE offers Rafalowski position as director of schools

Sullivan BOE offers Rafalowski position as director of schools

August 4th, 2015 12:33 am by Rick Wagner

When Evelyn Rafalowski attended her first Sullivan County school board meeting in July as interim director of schools, she didn't realize her new name plate didn't have the word "interim" in her title until after the meeting.

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