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Local educators weigh in on Common Core standards, debate

Local educators weigh in on Common Core standards, debate

February 14th, 2015 10:18 pm by Max Hrenda

Although some government officials have already declared Common Core "dead" in Tennessee, over the past week, education officials and organizations from across the state gathered in an effort to breathe life back into it.

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Carter County school board learns budget from A-Z

Carter County school board learns budget from A-Z

February 13th, 2015 9:59 am by John Thompson

The budget-making process is about to get started for the 2015-16 fiscal year, and Carter County Director of Schools Kevin Ward took time during a Thursday afternoon workshop to tell school board members about the sources of revenue for the schools.

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Noland: ETSU enrollment down, but within projections

Noland: ETSU enrollment down, but within projections

February 12th, 2015 10:09 pm by Nathan Baker

With the college down 215 students from the spring semester last year, East Tennessee State University President Brian Noland said Thursday the latest enrollment figures were expected.

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Unicoi school board begins search for new director as board's travel expenses questioned

Unicoi school board begins search for new director as board's travel expenses questioned

February 12th, 2015 9:57 pm by Brad Hicks

After her travel expenses were called into question, Unicoi County Board of Education member Lisa White called upon fellow board members to move forward with the buyout of the contract of outgoing Unicoi County Director of Schools Denise Brown.

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ETSU, Tusculum make history with scholastic competition

ETSU, Tusculum make history with scholastic competition

February 12th, 2015 9:50 pm by Tony Casey

It won't be a deadly event akin to Aaron Burr's 1804 duel with Alexander Hamilton, but it will be a historical competition for the ages, jointly organized by East Tennessee State University and Tusculum College, pitting middle and high school history stud

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Carter County schools announce early dismissal

Carter County schools announce early dismissal

February 12th, 2015 12:56 pm by Staff Report

Because of possible wintry weather, Carter County Schools announced an early dismissal today, Feb. 12, scheduled for 1:30.

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Spell-bound: Liberty Bell 8th-grader Jaylon Fudge takes title at Johnson City Schools Spelling Bee

Spell-bound: Liberty Bell 8th-grader Jaylon Fudge takes title at Johnson City Schools Spelling Bee

February 11th, 2015 9:41 pm by Tony Casey

Tears were shed, hugs of consolation were given, words were spelled right - and words were spelled wrong.

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$40M price tag: Washington County Budget Committee looks at school facilities' needs

$40M price tag: Washington County Budget Committee looks at school facilities' needs

February 11th, 2015 9:26 pm by Nathan Baker

On top of the $30.5 million price tag for a new intermediate school in the Boones Creek area, Washington County school administrators said $10 million in improvements are needed to keep Jonesborough's schools operating for the next 10 years.

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'Epiphany' delays debate on plan to revise Common Core

'Epiphany' delays debate on plan to revise Common Core

February 11th, 2015 8:53 pm by Dave Boucher, The Tennessean

Lawmakers decided to delay debating a plan aimed at revising the controversial Common Core education standards after state Rep. Billy Spivey, R-Lewisburg, said he had an "epiphany."

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ETSU Gatton College of Pharmacy announces dean's list for fall 2014 semester

ETSU Gatton College of Pharmacy announces dean's list for fall 2014 semester

February 11th, 2015 3:59 pm by Contributed to the Press

Students who qualified for the dean's list were enrolled in no fewer than 12 credit hours and achieved a semester grade point average of 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale, with no grade lower than a B-minus.

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