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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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Area schools preparing for future after spending week frozen out

Area schools preparing for future after spending week frozen out

February 19th, 2015 9:43 pm by Nathan Baker

After counting their lucky stars last month for a relatively mild winter, area school administrators are weathering the fourth consecutive day of classes canceled this week because of snow and cold temperatures.

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Johnson City Schools announces closure for Thursday

Johnson City Schools announces closure for Thursday

February 18th, 2015 2:03 pm by Staff Report

Check back here later for more updates and potential closings.

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Schools start treating e-cigarettes as drug paraphernalia

Schools start treating e-cigarettes as drug paraphernalia

February 15th, 2015 4:44 pm by MICHAEL FELBERBAUM, AP Tobacco Writer

Some schools are getting tougher on e-cigarettes, even punishing possession of the devices more harshly than regular cigarettes.

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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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