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Court denies US asylum to German home-schoolers

Court denies US asylum to German home-schoolers

May 15th, 2013 3:43 pm by TRAVIS LOLLER, Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal appeals court has denied asylum to a Christian family that fled Germany so they could home-school their children.

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Perry: ACA will cost Wise schools more than $100K

May 15th, 2013 12:17 am by STEVE IGO

WISE — After grappling with ever rising employee health insurance costs in order to cobble together a budget in the face of a projected $3.5 million shortfall for next fiscal year, the Wise County School Board on Tuesday confronted the next health insur

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Sullivan East students take top honors for seat belt usage

Sullivan East students take top honors for seat belt usage

May 14th, 2013 7:00 pm by Rick Wagner

A partnership between the trauma team at Bristol Regional Medical Center and a group of Sullivan East High School students resulted in the students taking top honors in a statewide competition to increase seat belt usage among teenagers.

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UPDATE: City manager offers no recommendation on school funding request, but proposes water, sewer hikes

UPDATE: City manager offers no recommendation on school funding request, but proposes water, sewer hikes

May 14th, 2013 4:02 pm by Matthew Lane

KINGSPORT — “If there’s an increase for schools, there has to be a reduction of city services or payroll or a tax increase,” Mayor Dennis Phillips said.

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Public meeting to address issue of solar panels at Surgoinsville Middle School

Public meeting to address issue of solar panels at Surgoinsville Middle School

May 14th, 2013 12:42 am by Jeff Bobo

SURGOINSVILLE — The public is invited to attend a meeting at Surgoinsville Middle School Wednesday after school to express opinions regarding the new solar panels that were installed earlier this year.

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South student gets by with a little help from his friends

South student gets by with a little help from his friends

May 13th, 2013 9:55 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — Over the past four years, Sullivan South High School senior Kenny Oaks has become close friends with the students of automotive technology instructor Darrell Johnson.

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Memphis test fraud ringleader sentenced to seven years

May 13th, 2013 6:04 pm by Associated Press

MEMPHIS — A longtime Memphis educator who helped teachers cheat on certification exams over a 15 year period was sentenced Monday to seven years in federal prison.

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Memphis test fraud ringleader to be sentenced

May 13th, 2013 7:32 am by Associated Press

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A longtime Memphis educator who pleaded guilty to leading a 15-year scheme that helped teachers cheat on qualification exams is scheduled to be sentenced.

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Tennessee schools instrumental in shaping Common Core

Tennessee schools instrumental in shaping Common Core

May 13th, 2013 12:15 am by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — Local school systems along with those across Tennessee are headed toward implementation of Common Core standard for math and English/language arts in 2014-15.

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