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Board lets fireworks punishment stand

Board lets fireworks punishment stand

July 9th, 2014 9:15 pm by Nathan Baker

The Washington County Board of Education gave no response to an appeal from the parents of a Daniel Boone High School student suspended after a fireworks incident on school grounds in April who asked Tuesday for the punishment to be reconsidered.

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Petition forms in support of battered education official

Petition forms in support of battered education official

July 9th, 2014 1:20 pm by Joey Garrison, The Tennesseean

Kevin Huffman, Tennessee's much-debated education commissioner, is getting an assist from other Tennesseans, including many notable education reformers, who say they support his guidance.

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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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