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ETSU facing budget reductions

April 17th, 2014 9:16 pm by Nathan Baker

Flat higher-education funding in Gov. Bill Haslam's $32.4 billion budget approved by state lawmakers last week could mean more belt-tightening for East Tennessee State University and increased tuition and fees to students next year.

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Common Core on partial hold as Tennessee General Assembly adjourns for the year

Common Core on partial hold as Tennessee General Assembly adjourns for the year

April 17th, 2014 4:36 pm by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

State lawmakers concluded a session Thursday in which they approved measures to allow folks to buy wine in grocery stores, fight methamphetamine production and give high school graduates free tuition at community colleges.

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Future uncertain: Virginia Intermont merger talks with Fla. school end without deal

Future uncertain: Virginia Intermont merger talks with Fla. school end without deal

April 16th, 2014 10:23 am by Nathan Baker

VI is facing sanctions and a loss of accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges based on VI's bleak financial outlook.

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Dress codes: Where should schools draw the line?

Dress codes: Where should schools draw the line?

April 16th, 2014 7:45 am by Associated Press

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Lawmakers pass Haslam's free tuition plan for Tennessee two-year schools

Lawmakers pass Haslam's free tuition plan for Tennessee two-year schools

April 15th, 2014 8:31 pm by Associated Press

Haslam wants to pay for the program by using $300 million in excess lottery reserve funds and join it with a $47 million endowment.

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Common Core compromise afoot in Tennessee

Common Core compromise afoot in Tennessee

April 15th, 2014 8:00 pm by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

The House and Senate will now vote whether to accept the conference committee report before it heads to the desk of the governor, who has said he'd rather not delay the testing.

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Employee raises cut from Johnson City school budget proposal

Employee raises cut from Johnson City school budget proposal

April 15th, 2014 12:13 pm by Nathan Baker

The unanimous decision Monday night to trim the salary increases and the resulting rise in insurance costs from the tentative budget document saved the district nearly $900,000, but still left the schools with a $3.6-million deficit.

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Haslam's school vouchers plan dies again

Haslam's school vouchers plan dies again

April 15th, 2014 10:17 am by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

The measure was withdrawn from the House Finance Committee on Tuesday because it didn't have the votes.

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JCDA commits more money to Northeast State

JCDA commits more money to Northeast State

April 14th, 2014 11:26 pm by Nathan Baker

A new lease agreement between the Johnson City Development Authority and Northeast State Community College will provide the school with an additional $1.2 million to renovate the Downtown Centre.

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Kindergartner hit and killed by school bus in North Georgia

Kindergartner hit and killed by school bus in North Georgia

April 14th, 2014 12:20 pm by Chattanooga Times Free Press

Officials said the young boy had ridden the bus to school and had just gotten off before stepping in front and being hit.

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Higher ed systems seek ID theft source

Higher ed systems seek ID theft source

April 12th, 2014 8:05 am by Nathan Baker

Tennessee's two public higher education systems are trying to trace the source of a possible federal income tax scam resulting from the stolen identities of some of their employees.

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