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Washington County school board wants property tax revenue, not sales tax projections, to balance $62.7M  budget

Washington County school board wants property tax revenue, not sales tax projections, to balance $62.7M budget

August 16th, 2013 9:29 am by Nathan Baker

Director of Schools Ron Dykes recommended the new option to the board, which diverts three pennies into the district’s budget from property tax collections headed to the county’s debt service and takes $1 million from the system’s reserves.

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Teachers object to proposed license process

Teachers object to proposed license process

August 15th, 2013 1:06 pm by Nathan Baker

State and local teachers' union officials say using standardized test scores to justify teacher licenses will hurt Tennessee's education system.

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Johnson City middle school principal makes short list for state's top honor

Johnson City middle school principal makes short list for state's top honor

August 15th, 2013 11:07 am by Staff Report

Tammy Pearce has been named a finalist for for 2013–2014 Tennessee Principal of the Year.

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Area schools get good marks for test scores

Area schools get good marks for test scores

August 15th, 2013 10:58 am by Jennifer Sprouse

As area schools have just started diving into the 2013-14 school year curriculum, test scores for the 2012-13 school year are back in for review and evaluation.

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Local group takes aim at virtual schools

Local group takes aim at virtual schools

August 14th, 2013 1:40 pm by Nathan Baker

Members of a local organization claim millions of dollars intended for Tennessee’s students is going to an out-of-state education company in return for substandard testing results, but corporate and school representatives say the performance measures gath

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Gov. Haslam appoints Northeast Tennessee Media Group's Wilson, others to higher education boards

Gov. Haslam appoints Northeast Tennessee Media Group's Wilson, others to higher education boards

August 14th, 2013 10:04 am by Staff report

Northeast Tennessee Media Group President Keith Wilson has been appointed to the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. NTMG includes the Johnson City Press, the Kingsport Times-News and other regional newspapers.

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Providence Academy administrators credit curriculum, faith for staying power

Providence Academy administrators credit curriculum, faith for staying power

August 13th, 2013 9:17 am by Nathan Baker

A record 487 students attended the first day of classes Monday at Providence Academy’s campus on the west side of Johnson City, marking the 20th school year for the private Christian school.

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National search being conducted for ETSU medical, clinical rehab deans

National search being conducted for ETSU medical, clinical rehab deans

August 12th, 2013 8:00 am by Rex Barber

There are currently openings at East Tennessee State University for two key health sciences positions.

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Elizabethton council OKs issuing bonds for new stadium, more

Elizabethton council OKs issuing bonds for new stadium, more

August 9th, 2013 11:49 am by John Thompson

The funds from the sale will be used build a new athletic complex at Elizabethton High School, new classrooms and science labs at T.A. Dugger Jr. High School and a new band room for the high school.

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Elizabethton schools honored by state for improved performance

Elizabethton schools honored by state for improved performance

August 7th, 2013 11:51 am by John Thompson

ELIZABETHTON — The Elizabethton City School System was one of only five systems in the state to be recognized by the Tennessee Department of Education for “significantly improved student performance and narrowed achievement gaps under Tennessee’s account

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