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Tennessee 8th-graders better in science than world peers. Math? Not so much

Tennessee 8th-graders better in science than world peers. Math? Not so much

October 24th, 2013 7:27 am by Associated Press

A study being released Thursday compared every state, the District of Columbia and Defense Department schools against 38 countries and nine additional subnational education systems.

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ETSU says football and arts center projects not in competition

ETSU says football and arts center projects not in competition

October 23rd, 2013 10:01 pm by Nathan Baker

Despite concerns voiced by a public official and educator, East Tennessee State University’s efforts to raise millions in donations for two emerging building projects are continuing as scheduled, university officials say.

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Grade cards go digital at Science Hill High School

Grade cards go digital at Science Hill High School

October 22nd, 2013 9:24 pm by Nathan Baker

Like the vinyl record and the VHS tape, digital age technology may soon make report cards obsolete in Johnson City’s schools.

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ROTC group aims to save ETSU program

ROTC group aims to save ETSU program

October 22nd, 2013 9:36 am by Nathan Baker

East Tennessee State University’s ROTC program may be endangered, but like its hundreds of past and present cadets, it won’t go down without a fight.

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University of Tennessee relieves band director of duties

University of Tennessee relieves band director of duties

October 14th, 2013 4:36 pm by Associated Press

The University of Tennessee has relieved the director of bands of his duties and put him on administrative leave for the fall semester following the band's complaints for reduced travel and budget cuts.

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Update: ETSU field for new medical school dean down to 3

Update: ETSU field for new medical school dean down to 3

October 14th, 2013 11:34 am by Nathan Baker

One of three candidates named Monday will likely be the next dean of medicine for East Tennessee State University’s James H. Quillen College of Medicine.

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Vocational college director questions another investigation

Vocational college director questions another investigation

October 12th, 2013 2:50 pm by Nathan Baker

Tennessee College of Applied Technology Director Dean Blevins questioned the need for a criminal investigation into work performed by students on his houseboat after the release of a state audit that he said cleared him of wrongdoing.

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Elizabethton school board likely limited to two projects

Elizabethton school board likely limited to two projects

October 12th, 2013 2:41 pm by Tony Casey

Given the $5 million available, it looks like two out of three big capital projects will carried out by the Elizabethton City School Board.

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VA, community stand down for homeless vets

VA, community stand down for homeless vets

October 11th, 2013 9:10 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

Nearly 150 veterans from across Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia and 47 federal-, state- and community-based service agencies converged in downtown Johnson City on Friday for a Homeless Veterans Community Stand Down organized by the Veterans Aff

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Possible job cuts worry ETSU employees, students

Possible job cuts worry ETSU employees, students

October 10th, 2013 9:56 pm by Nathan Baker

Although East Tennessee State University President Brian Noland assured the college’s custodians last week that their jobs are safe for now, they and other employees continue to be wary of possible looming budget cuts and are looking at options to protect

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