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School calendars amended, adopted in Wise

School calendars amended, adopted in Wise

March 11th, 2014 11:44 pm by Stephen Igo

Wise County schools will end the current school year on June 5, an amendment to the current school year calendar as adjusted to winter weather closures.

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Wise County kindergarten registration set for April 18

Wise County kindergarten registration set for April 18

March 11th, 2014 10:09 pm by Staff report

Children applying for kindergarten must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 30, 2014.

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Updated: Kingsport BOE: Bills attack on local control of schools

Updated: Kingsport BOE: Bills attack on local control of schools

March 10th, 2014 11:20 pm by Rick Wagner

"I've never seen anything like this," Kingsport Board of Education member Susan Lodal told the board. "Our voices are not going to be heard. Right now, public education is under attack."

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Bill shields Tenn. school religious displays from suits

Bill shields Tenn. school religious displays from suits

March 10th, 2014 3:26 pm by Associated Press

The legislation says schools can display scenes or symbols associated with such celebrations on school property, if the display includes more than one religion, or one religion and at least one secular scene or symbol.

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CHES principal goes green to reward students for reading achievement

CHES principal goes green to reward students for reading achievement

March 10th, 2014 2:32 pm by Jeff Bobo

Hutson agreed to wear his hair green to school for a day if the students could read and test 1,000 books by the end of the school day Friday.

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City schools pay scale to include teacher evaluation score factor

City schools pay scale to include teacher evaluation score factor

March 9th, 2014 11:24 pm by Rick Wagner

Kingsport City Schools teachers will have performance-based pay starting in the 2014-15 school year in August as part of a new differentiated pay plan.

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Dozens injured when school stage falls in California

Dozens injured when school stage falls in California

March 9th, 2014 4:27 pm by Associated Press

A stage at a Southern California high school collapsed during a performance, sending 25 students to the hospital with mainly minor injuries, authorities said.

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Experts: Some studies indicate school bus seat belts unneeded

Experts: Some studies indicate school bus seat belts unneeded

March 8th, 2014 10:21 pm by Rick Wagner

In nearly six decades in the school bus business, Kenny Morrell has not become a fan of seat belts on buses. And some heavy-hitting national transportation officials and academic studies agree.

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Questions remain on city/county school study

Questions remain on city/county school study

March 7th, 2014 9:31 pm by Rick Wagner

City school leaders have unanimously approved moving forward with a joint comprehensive facilities study with Sullivan County. However, questions about how the cost will be split and by whom remain to be answered.

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Kingsport BOE to seek joint facilities study

Kingsport BOE to seek joint facilities study

March 6th, 2014 11:15 pm by Rick Wagner

The city board Thursday also voted 5-0 to approve a differentiated pay plan for 2014-15, approved grades K-12 social studies textbook recommendations on the first of two readings, and amended the 2012-13 calendar to absorb the fifth snow day.

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