Johnson City Press Tuesday, April 28, 2015
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Obama calls for more rights for struggling student borrowers

Obama calls for more rights for struggling student borrowers

March 10th, 2015 8:58 pm by JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press

Issuing a clarion call to Americans saddled by student debt, President Barack Obama urged student borrowers Tuesday to stand up for their rights, and announced a medley of modest steps to bring some order to a notoriously chaotic system.

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Washington College Academy hopes open campus will shine light on 200-plus years of learning

Washington College Academy hopes open campus will shine light on 200-plus years of learning

March 8th, 2015 9:39 pm by Max Hrenda

Although attendance has seen a sharp decline since its inception in the late 1700s, the men and women in charge of the region's oldest institution of higher learning hope to demonstrate its value to the community.

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Textbooks only part of equation when teaching to new standards

Textbooks only part of equation when teaching to new standards

March 8th, 2015 9:36 pm by Nathan Baker

An unfavorable national review of math teaching materials claims many of the most popular publishers don't meet the requirements for the new Common Core State Standards, but Johnson City Schools administrators say textbooks are only part of the equation.

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ETSU issues scam alert

ETSU issues scam alert

March 6th, 2015 3:46 pm by Contributed to the Press

The caller insisted the student owed ETSU money and asked for a credit card number for payment over the phone.

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Washington County school board OKs 2 measures geared toward acquiring liquor-by-the-drink funds

Washington County school board OKs 2 measures geared toward acquiring liquor-by-the-drink funds

March 5th, 2015 9:23 pm by Max Hrenda

In its pursuit of monies that may be owed from liquor-by-the-drink sales in Johnson City and Jonesborough, the county school board agreed to seek aid in dealing with those entities while offering a settlement to one of them.

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Tuition equality bill advances in Senate

Tuition equality bill advances in Senate

March 4th, 2015 8:02 pm by Associated Press

Legislation that would make undocumented students eligible for in-state tuition is advancing in the Senate.

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Students challenge Tennessee over voter identification law

Students challenge Tennessee over voter identification law

March 4th, 2015 7:54 pm by Associated Press

A group of Tennessee college students wants a federal court to require the state to accept their school identification cards as valid voter identification.

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No Sullivan North? 2 of 3  facilities options would close high school

No Sullivan North? 2 of 3 facilities options would close high school

March 4th, 2015 5:00 pm by Rick Wagner, NET News Service

Sullivan North would either become a middle school or not be used as a school at all.

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ETSU receives $1.2M gift for College of Education scholarships

ETSU receives $1.2M gift for College of Education scholarships

March 4th, 2015 9:01 am by Contributed to the Press

The bequest came from the estate of the late Inez DeLaughter, who created the scholarship endowment in memory of her sister, the late Nelle Jessee.

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Tennessee school voucher bill advancing in House

Tennessee school voucher bill advancing in House

March 3rd, 2015 9:44 pm by Associated Press

A proposal to create a school voucher program in Tennessee is advancing in the House.

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