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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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Double-dipping allegations in Hawkins County schools spur  TBI probe

Double-dipping allegations in Hawkins County schools spur TBI probe

June 17th, 2013 9:07 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is looking into allegations that some Hawkins County School System employees have been getting paid for driving school buses while they were still on the clock for their regular school jobs.

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Sullivan County commissioners may cut their pay

Sullivan County commissioners may cut their pay

June 16th, 2013 9:50 pm by J. H. Osborne

BLOUNTVILLE — It looks like Sullivan County commissioners could be about to cut their own pay rate, a move that could also reduce the pay for members of the county board of education.

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Kingsport City Schools hiring bus drivers

Kingsport City Schools hiring bus drivers

June 16th, 2013 6:58 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — Faced with a shortage of school bus drivers, Kingsport City Schools is using a school bus with a hanging sign to advertise.

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Kingsport schools to participate in Common Core training

June 16th, 2013 12:36 am by Rick Wagner

Kingsport City Schools will participate in the Tennessee Department of Education’s largest teacher training event in the Volunteer State’s history.

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After 40 years, Dobyns-Bennett's Hoover steps down as full-time teacher

After 40 years, Dobyns-Bennett's Hoover steps down as full-time teacher

June 15th, 2013 6:59 pm by Pat Kenney

KINGSPORT — David Hoover began his career as one of the youngest teachers ever at Dobyns-Bennett. When he finished as a full-time teacher last month, Hoover went out as one of the longest-tenured teachers in D-B history.

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