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Grants help local students learn, exercise while 'moving to the numbers'

Grants help local students learn, exercise while 'moving to the numbers'

June 13th, 2013 8:18 am by Leigh Ann Laube

Kingsport City Schools (KCS) will use the grant to purchase the Math & Movement program, designed to help kids learn more, retain more and gain valuable basic math skills while exercising their bodies as well as their minds.

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Sullivan commissioner favors special school districts

Sullivan commissioner favors special school districts

June 12th, 2013 10:55 pm by J. H. Osborne

BLOUNTVILLE — Sullivan County Commissioner Pat Shull said Wednesday that he would like to see a plan to morph the current three school systems operating in the county — Sullivan County, Kingsport and Bristol — into three special school districts.

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Local homeschoolers ready to dive into sports

Local homeschoolers ready to dive into sports

June 11th, 2013 11:40 pm by Rick Wagner

BLOUNTVILLE — Homeschooled student Carly Williams is ready to join the Sullivan Central High School swim team this fall. She was ready last year, but she wasn’t allowed.

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Kingsport BOE approves tuition break

Kingsport BOE approves tuition break

June 10th, 2013 8:39 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — City and city school system employees living outside the municipal limits but in Tennessee will get a break on city school tuition for their children starting in 2013-14.

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Panel to explore new common core standards

Panel to explore new common core standards

June 10th, 2013 8:19 am by Staff Report

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The chairwoman of the state Senate Education Committee says the panel will hold meetings during the summer or fall to discuss a new set of uniform benchmarks for math and reading.

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Camp Invention leads students to learning through having fun premium content

June 8th, 2013 10:52 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — Some elementary school minds have been busy this past week designing pollution filters, “chucking” ducks, finding their way off another planet and changing game rules.

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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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