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Brown buyout balked, but directives for director search discussed by Unicoi school board

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Brown buyout balked, but directives for director search discussed by Unicoi school board

February 26th, 2015 9:25 pm by Brad Hicks

Unicoi County's Board of Education didn't move ahead Thursday with the buyout of Director of Schools Denise Brown's contract, but members did approve procedures they will use in their search for a new director.

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Panel formed to review student testing, assessment in Tenn.

Panel formed to review student testing, assessment in Tenn.

March 2nd, 2015 4:30 pm by Lucas L. Johnson II, Associated Press

A new task force will review student testing and assessment amid concerns that students are being overtested, the state Education Department announced Monday.

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Nashville area churches pray to keep swingers club away

Nashville area churches pray to keep swingers club away

March 2nd, 2015 12:37 pm by Associated Press

Congregations from nearly a dozen churches have united to oppose plans for a swinger's club to relocate near a Christian school in Nashville.

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Gov. Haslam announces Young Entrepreneurs Academy in Knoxville

Gov. Haslam announces Young Entrepreneurs Academy in Knoxville

February 27th, 2015 9:21 pm by Michael Patrick, Knoxville New Sentinel

Knoxville will be home this fall to a national academic program in which middle and high school students learn to start their own businesses, Gov. Bill Haslam announced during a breakfast with the Knoxville Chamber on Friday.

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ETSU students stay active during surplus of snow days

ETSU students stay active during surplus of snow days

February 26th, 2015 9:37 pm by Tony Casey

ETSU spokesman Joe Smith said because it's been an on-again, off-again schedule with snow days to class days recently, the university hasn't done anything official to make sure students stay up on their studies, but with the amount of online classes, he e

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Update: List of closings, delays for Friday, Feb. 27

Update: List of closings, delays for Friday, Feb. 27

February 26th, 2015 6:24 pm by Staff Report

The Johnson City Schools system has announced that its schools will open two hours later on Friday as the district deals with inclement winter weather.

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Nashville private school turns down children because parents are gay

Nashville private school turns down children because parents are gay

February 26th, 2015 10:42 am by Joey Garrison, The Tennessean

The decision drew criticism from alumni and gay advocates while causing an uproar on social media.

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Revised Carter County schools debt plan saves $835,000

Revised Carter County schools debt plan saves $835,000

February 25th, 2015 9:25 am by John Thompson

Although an earlier plan to pay down the Carter County School System's debt was rejected by the Budget Committee of the Carter County Commission last month, Director of Schools Kevin Ward has a new pay-down plan he says will save the taxpayers over $835,0

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Enrollment down, but completion rates up at Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Elizabethton

Enrollment down, but completion rates up at Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Elizabethton

February 24th, 2015 8:52 pm by John Thompson

There are fewer students enrolled at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Elizabethton this spring. But while the numbers are down, the school continues to generate program completion rates of 90 percent.

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Haslam plan uses old scores in some teacher evaluations

Haslam plan uses old scores in some teacher evaluations

February 24th, 2015 8:30 pm by Dave Boucher, The Tennessean

In one of Gov. Bill Haslam's key legislative proposals, student test scores will still play largely the same role in the evaluations of certain Tennessee teachers.

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ACT easy as 1, 2, 3 for 9th-ranked Elizabethton High School

ACT easy as 1, 2, 3 for 9th-ranked Elizabethton High School

February 23rd, 2015 10:14 pm by John Thompson

Elizabethton students once again achieved high marks in comparison with other school districts in the state.

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