Johnson City Press Saturday, January 31, 2015
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Tennessee college officials meet in Nashville to fight sex assaults

Tennessee college officials meet in Nashville to fight sex assaults

January 26th, 2015 4:25 pm by Associated Press

It is being held in the midst of a high-profile rape trial against two former Vanderbilt football players.

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Twin education bills could deflate public education funding

Twin education bills could deflate public education funding

January 24th, 2015 9:45 pm by Nathan Baker

Two education bills filed this month in the state Legislature could allow parents to choose to divert funding away from public schools toward their private counterparts, if approved.

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ETSU announces new crop of Roan Scholars

ETSU announces new crop of Roan Scholars

January 23rd, 2015 4:42 pm by Staff Report

East Tennessee State University announced the names of seven high school seniors Friday chosen as the newest members of the college's Roan Scholars Leadership Program.

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City school, county officials peer over education funding void

City school, county officials peer over education funding void

January 22nd, 2015 9:06 pm by Nathan Baker

Hoping to bridge gaps in both communication and funding, members of the Johnson City Board of Education and the Washington County Commission sat together Thursday to hash out a point of contention that arises in each budget cycle.

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Lamar Alexander announces plans to revamp No Child Left Behind Act

Lamar Alexander announces plans to revamp No Child Left Behind Act

January 17th, 2015 9:42 pm by Nathan Baker

As the new Republican-led Congress sets to work on this year's slate of legislation, teachers and school administrators are anxiously watching to see what changes are in store for federal education laws.

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Former ETSU President Stanton receives medical school's 2nd Quest Award

Former ETSU President Stanton receives medical school's 2nd Quest Award

January 16th, 2015 4:25 pm by Contributed to the Press

The Quest Award was established to recognize leadership for the advancement of health care for the underserved. Former Tennessee Governor Ned Ray McWherter was awarded the inaugural Quest Award in 2004.

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System's probe into Elizabethton coach Witten's conduct doesn't please parent

System's probe into Elizabethton coach Witten's conduct doesn't please parent

January 16th, 2015 11:03 am by John Thompson

Deborah Scalf repeated her allegations that head football coach Shawn Witten had cursed her son and used his finger to prod her son in the chest. Other parents came to Witten's defense.

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Bill outlines Haslam's changes to teacher evaluations

Bill outlines Haslam's changes to teacher evaluations

January 15th, 2015 8:09 pm by Dave Boucher, The Tennessean

A bill that reduces the role student test scores play in teacher employment evaluations was introduced Thursday, one of three that Gov. Bill Haslam plans to include in his legislative agenda this year.

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Getting schooled: Washington Co. begins planning for Boones Creek Middle School

Getting schooled: Washington Co. begins planning for Boones Creek Middle School

January 14th, 2015 9:46 pm by Gary B. Gray

Plans for a new $30.5 million, 1,100-student K-8 that would replace Washington County's Boones Creek Middle School are now officially in motion.

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In wake of Brown decision, Unicoi Co. discusses expanding school board size

In wake of Brown decision, Unicoi Co. discusses expanding school board size

January 14th, 2015 9:35 pm by Brad Hicks

A week ago, a split vote among members of the Unicoi County Board of Education resulted in the non-renewal of Director of Schools Denise Brown's contract.

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