Johnson City Press Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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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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Commission boosts school funds, but tax increase fails again

Commission boosts school funds, but tax increase fails again

June 28th, 2014 12:35 am by Gary B. Gray

Three hours of amending amendments, a 25-minute, five-minute break, statements and restatements, pleas, rebuttals, whispers, applause, gasps, explanations, more amendments, a few red faces, and finally - a budget!

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Appalachian Clay Camp hopes to mold young storytellers

Appalachian Clay Camp hopes to mold young storytellers

June 27th, 2014 9:50 pm by Elizabeth Saulsbury

When someone thinks of a kids' summer arts camp, they may picture a roomful of children dabbling in watercolors, or perhaps kids participating in an amateur play.

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Taken to school: Local lawyer rebuffs county schools' claim to liquor tax

Taken to school: Local lawyer rebuffs county schools' claim to liquor tax

June 27th, 2014 9:22 pm by Gary Gray and Nathan Baker

The Washington County School District's claim to millions of dollars worth of liquor-by-the-drink tax collections was answered succinctly by Johnson City Attorney Eric Herrin on Friday.

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Dome work

June 27th, 2014 10:25 am by Nathan Baker

Renovations at the East Tennessee State University mini-dome are continuing this summer.

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Support positions lost as schools trim budget

Support positions lost as schools trim budget

June 26th, 2014 9:14 pm by Nathan Baker

Athletic coaching supplements were narrowly spared from elimination during a Johnson City Schools budget meeting Tuesday morning, but other staffed positions weren't as lucky.

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'Immediate danger': Knoxville College dorm will remain closed

'Immediate danger': Knoxville College dorm will remain closed

June 26th, 2014 11:14 am by Megan Boehnke, Knoxville News-Sentinel

Students at Knoxville College lived in a deteriorating dormitory with exposed asbestos, no heat, and broken sprinkler and fire systems until city officials forced the school to close the building in December, public records show.

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How long will Kevin Huffman last as Tennessee's education commissioner?

How long will Kevin Huffman last as Tennessee's education commissioner?

June 24th, 2014 3:57 pm by Joy Garrison, The Tennessean

Fueled by the Tea Party, noise surrounding Kevin Huffman has reached a fever pitch.

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Update: Despite $1.7M in cuts, city schools $1.1M short of balance

Update: Despite $1.7M in cuts, city schools $1.1M short of balance

June 24th, 2014 10:26 am by Nathan Baker

Johnson City school officials cut $11,025 per minute from the district's budget in a marathon two-and-a-half-hour meeting Tuesday morning, but were still unable to balance the $2.8 million deficit remaining before the start of the 2014-15 school year.

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