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Grant funds several Johnson City summer school programs

Grant funds several Johnson City summer school programs

July 9th, 2014 11:20 am by Elizabeth Saulsbury

Johnson City schools wrapped up summer programming for local children last month.

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Former student's father confronts Dykes, alleges criminal behavior

Former student's father confronts Dykes, alleges criminal behavior

July 8th, 2014 10:56 pm by Nathan Baker

The father of a former Jonesborough Middle School student publicly and explosively confronted Washington County Director of Schools Ron Dykes at a board of education meeting Tuesday evening, alleging a district coverup of reported cases of abuse by a spec

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Weary city school board approves 2014-15 budget

Weary city school board approves 2014-15 budget

July 7th, 2014 10:57 pm by Nathan Baker

An enervated Johnson City Board of Education plowed through two-and-a-half hours and millions of dollars Monday evening to produce a final budget for the 2014-15 school year.

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Money set to snag Science Hill's field house project

Money set to snag Science Hill's field house project

July 2nd, 2014 9:17 pm by Gary B. Gray

Science Hill High School's new field house has been designed, a low bid has been identified, and nearly $800,000 of contributions are locked in.

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On middle ground: Ward lobbies for new Carter Co. middle school

On middle ground: Ward lobbies for new Carter Co. middle school

July 1st, 2014 10:14 pm by John Thompson

Carter County Director of Schools Kevin Ward has been working hard in the past few weeks to win funding for a new middle school adjacent to the Watauga Industrial Park in Stoney Creek.

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Overall, Tennessee students improve on state tests

Overall, Tennessee students improve on state tests

July 1st, 2014 5:33 pm by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

Tennessee students made gains in the majority of the state's 31 grade and subject-level tests, although some didn't fare too well in reading, according to results released Tuesday.

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Sniff test: Johnson City Commission's $600K allocation in one-time school money needs state review

Sniff test: Johnson City Commission's $600K allocation in one-time school money needs state review

July 1st, 2014 5:33 pm by Gary B. Gray

Two attempts to pass a property tax increase to help schools failed.

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State board changes policy on teacher licenses

State board changes policy on teacher licenses

June 30th, 2014 10:04 pm by Joey Garrison, The Tennessean

The Tennessee State Board of Education cut ties Monday with a highly controversial policy that would have allowed poor student growth on tests to be a reason to pull teachers' professional licenses.

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Changes may be coming to TN teacher licensing

Changes may be coming to TN teacher licensing

June 29th, 2014 9:55 pm by Joey Garrison, The Tennessean

Changes could be coming to the process teachers navigate to renew their work licenses in Tennessee, including easier routes for those who perform well on annual evaluations.

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Pay it forward: Former Jayhawk, ETSU prof donates $370K to KU scholarship funds

Pay it forward: Former Jayhawk, ETSU prof donates $370K to KU scholarship funds

June 29th, 2014 9:31 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

Had it not been for a Summerfield scholarship, Dr. Frank Newby would never have attended the University of Kansas, where he earned the degrees in chemistry that brought him to teach at East Tennessee State College more than 50 years ago.

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