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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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Records show Tennessee teacher discipline on the rise as social media reveals inappropriate conduct with students

Records show Tennessee teacher discipline on the rise as social media reveals inappropriate conduct with students

June 23rd, 2014 12:18 pm by Associated Press

The review found that 160 teachers have been disciplined for crossing the line with students or other minors since 2004. Some were caught sending inappropriate messages. Others had sexual relationships with their students.

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Hundreds of teachers disciplined in last decade, Tennessee records show

Hundreds of teachers disciplined in last decade, Tennessee records show

June 22nd, 2014 9:11 pm by Kevin Hardy, Chattanooga Times Free Press

Records show the Tennessee State Board of Education has taken action against 434 teachers in the past 10 years.

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City schools bracing for $3M shortfall in 14-15

City schools bracing for $3M shortfall in 14-15

June 21st, 2014 9:47 pm by Nathan Baker

Johnson City Board of Education Chair Kathy Hall warned that the upcoming school year will be noticeably different from the last if city commissioners enact the citywide spending plan approved on the second reading Friday morning.

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15 Tennessee Republicans call for Education Commissioner's resignation

15 Tennessee Republicans call for Education Commissioner's resignation

June 20th, 2014 9:57 pm by Joey Garrison, The Tennessean

Citing a "complete lack of trust" and alleging possible manipulation of test results, a group of 15 Tennessee Republicans has asked for the immediate resignation of state Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman in a letter sent to his boss, Gov. Bill Haslam,

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There is such thing as a free lunch (and breakfast) in Carter schools

There is such thing as a free lunch (and breakfast) in Carter schools

June 20th, 2014 11:22 am by John Thompson

Board OKs free breakfasts, lunches for elementary, middle school students.

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Elizabethton schools to continue to award teachers for higher degrees

Elizabethton schools to continue to award teachers for higher degrees

June 18th, 2014 11:13 am by John Thompson

While many boards across the state are reducing the incentives for earning high degrees, Elizabethton's school board included pay raises for higher degrees in the differentiated pay plan approved by the board on Tuesday.

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Multi-Culp-tural? Culp to add Multicultural Center in 2015

Multi-Culp-tural? Culp to add Multicultural Center in 2015

June 17th, 2014 9:41 pm by Nathan Baker

East Tennessee State University's D.P. Culp Center will soon have a designated area to foster diversity and encourage dialogue between students of different groups.

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