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Huffman weighed shutting down embattled Tennessee Virtual Academy

Huffman weighed shutting down embattled Tennessee Virtual Academy

July 26th, 2014 4:44 pm by Joey Garrison, The Tennessean

In a standoff over a struggling statewide cyber school, Tennessee Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman says he weighed pulling the plug altogether.

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Core concerns: Legislators, educators gather as Haslam meets with county school staff

Core concerns: Legislators, educators gather as Haslam meets with county school staff

July 25th, 2014 11:21 pm by Nathan Baker

Trust, and the lack thereof, was the topic of concern Friday afternoon among a group of teachers, legislators and a school board member gathered outside the Washington County School District central office before Gov. Bill Haslam and Education Commissione

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Stoney Creek middle school project in balance: School officials disagree with Carter Co. mayor's budget veto

Stoney Creek middle school project in balance: School officials disagree with Carter Co. mayor's budget veto

July 25th, 2014 11:38 am by John Thompson

"... his veto decision could set back our plans for a new middle school by a year" - Carter Co. Board of Education Chairman Ron McAmis

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Multidisciplinary biomedical research center coming to ETSU

Multidisciplinary biomedical research center coming to ETSU

July 25th, 2014 9:46 am by Contributed - ETSU

The center will study inflammation, infectious disease and immunity.

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ETSU, Johnson City to agree on terms for Freedom Hall use

ETSU, Johnson City to agree on terms for Freedom Hall use

July 24th, 2014 9:21 pm by Nathan Baker

The contract is not yet finalized between Johnson City and East Tennessee State University for the men's Buccaneers basketball team to play its upcoming season at home in the Freedom Hall Civic Center, but from Wednesday's fanfare, both parties expect it

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Gov. Haslam to meet selected educators, prompting Hill, Van Huss to offer counter gathering

Gov. Haslam to meet selected educators, prompting Hill, Van Huss to offer counter gathering

July 24th, 2014 9:03 pm by Nathan Baker

What organizers are calling an outdoor gathering Friday in the parking lot of the Washington County School District's central office is intended to shed light on a closed-door meeting taking place inside between the governor and selected school officials.

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UPDATE: No jail time in bus crash

UPDATE: No jail time in bus crash

July 23rd, 2014 3:40 pm by Becky Campbell

Washington County Criminal Court Judge Robert Cupp granted judicial diversion to Brenda Gray in an hours-long hearing Wednesday after considering compelling testimony from her as well as one student injured, that student's mother and the father of another

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VIDEO - Learning on the ropes: New Quillen students begin team-building exercises

VIDEO - Learning on the ropes: New Quillen students begin team-building exercises

July 22nd, 2014 10:13 pm by Carter Giegerich, Press Staff Writer

For the Quillen College of Medicine's newest class of first-year medical students, the phrase "show me the ropes" has taken on a whole new meaning.

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Small majority passes Carter County tax increase

Small majority passes Carter County tax increase

July 21st, 2014 12:32 pm by Staff Report

The Carter County Commission squeaked out a 12-cent property tax increase Monday morning, slightly lower than the 14-cent increase recommended by the county's Budget Committee.

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Is Science Hill's dress code fair or foul?

Is Science Hill's dress code fair or foul?

July 21st, 2014 9:37 am by Johnson City Press

The new school year will bring tighter enforcement of the student dress code at Science Hill High School.

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