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ETSU taking the long view on its goals for the future

ETSU taking the long view on its goals for the future premium content

September 7th, 2013 7:55 pm by Rex Barber

What do you think you’ll think of Johnson City in 2036? A new report released by East Tennessee State University’s Committee for 125 paints a picture of the future where the university is the “pre-eminent player in the region.”

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Teachers’ unions oppose Washington County payroll policy change

Teachers’ unions oppose Washington County payroll policy change

September 6th, 2013 8:23 pm by Nathan Baker

The Washington County Board of Education cited state law when approving a policy change removing the option of payroll deductions for union dues, but local teachers view it as another erosion of educators’ rights.

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Washington County BOE approves facilities master plan

Washington County BOE approves facilities master plan

September 6th, 2013 9:44 am by Nathan Baker

The Washington County Board of Education unanimously approved a $110 million facilities master plan Thursday evening that includes the building of two new schools to replace four aging facilities, new athletic and recreation sites and renovations district

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No charges in false Erwin home invasion report that led to school lockdown

No charges in false Erwin home invasion report that led to school lockdown

September 5th, 2013 4:34 pm by Brad Hicks

About 1 p.m. on Wednesday, police received the report that two men had entered a residence on Martin Creek Road and had stolen the purse and medications of the elderly female resident.

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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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