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Haslam unveils higher education drive

Haslam unveils higher education drive

September 5th, 2013 12:16 pm by Nathan Baker

In an effort to address the need for skilled labor and a general higher level of education in the state, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced an initiative Wednesday with a goal to ensure that 55 percent of residents hold certificates or degrees beyond hi

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Local ACT scores top state average

Local ACT scores top state average

September 4th, 2013 9:18 pm by Nathan Baker

Test scores of last year’s graduating class from Providence Academy were a record for the school and surpassed the 26.5 average score of all the previous Providence Academy students who have taken the ACT test since 2003.

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Update: Home invasion that caused Unicoi Co. school lockdown was false report

Update: Home invasion that caused Unicoi Co. school lockdown was false report

September 4th, 2013 2:10 pm by Brad Hicks

ERWIN — Unicoi County's secondary schools and one elementary school have been locked down in a precaution as authorities search for two men who robbed someone in the area.

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Johnson City school board urges testing policy reversal

Johnson City school board urges testing policy reversal

September 3rd, 2013 9:07 pm by Nathan Baker

Contrasting Gov. Bill Haslam’s statements Tuesday, the Johnson City Board of Education unanimously passed a symbolic resolution in opposition of using standardized testing data as a prerequisite for granting professional teachers’ licenses and urged lawma

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Governor Haslam stands by Tennessee Board of Education policy changes

Governor Haslam stands by Tennessee Board of Education policy changes

September 3rd, 2013 9:01 pm by Nathan Baker

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam stood by recent controversial teaching license policy changes by the state Board of Education, saying a job performance measure for educators is needed to help the state’s students improve.

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ETSU first public four-year school to get automated package delivery system

ETSU first public four-year school to get automated package delivery system

September 2nd, 2013 8:55 pm by Rex Barber

An automated package delivery system at East Tennessee State University is the first one in the nation installed at a public four-year school.

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Phase I of construction on Downtown Centre to begin shortly

Phase I of construction on Downtown Centre to begin shortly

September 1st, 2013 9:15 pm by Rex Barber

A contractor should begin work in a few weeks to prepare the Downtown Centre for occupancy by Northeast State Community College, according to the school’s president.

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State lawmakers pondering reversal of teaching policy

State lawmakers pondering reversal of teaching policy

August 30th, 2013 9:28 pm by Nathan Baker

State legislators are poised to take action to reverse a state Board of Education policy that they say goes too far and could cost Tennessee hundreds of dedicated educators.

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David Crockett High School's TVAAS score announced during school pep rally

David Crockett High School's TVAAS score announced during school pep rally

August 30th, 2013 6:32 pm by Jennifer Sprouse

Friday morning’s pep rally at David Crockett High School garnered a lot of school spirit, as various faculty members dressed up as DCHS cheerleaders and celebrity favorites from the TV show “Duck Dynasty” to help the students cheer on the football team fo

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Update: Elizabethton man arrested after fleeing THP stop that prompted Hampton school lockdowns

Update: Elizabethton man arrested after fleeing THP stop that prompted Hampton school lockdowns

August 30th, 2013 1:36 pm by John Thompson

Two Carter County schools were locked down for about 45 minutes today while the Tennessee Highway Patrol searched for an armed man near school property, school and law enforcement officials said this afternoon.

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