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Local families stand behind online school

Local families stand behind online school

August 20th, 2013 9:32 pm by Nathan Baker

For the second year in a row, Tennessee’s only online public school scored at the bottom level on standardized tests, but school administrators and local parents insist the alternative curriculum provides quality education opportunities.

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ETSU Pride Week 2013  includes treasure hunting, event discounts, more

ETSU Pride Week 2013 includes treasure hunting, event discounts, more

August 20th, 2013 4:53 pm by Rex Barber

The 16th ETSU Pride Week, an annual awareness campaign celebrating the school and its impact on the region, actually begins Thursday and continues through Aug. 30.

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Key ETSU parking lot now ready for classes to start Monday

Key ETSU parking lot now ready for classes to start Monday - VIDEO

August 19th, 2013 5:00 pm by Rex Barber

Completion of Lot 21 is a big relief for David Collins, vice president of finance and administration at ETSU, who admitted accommodating all the traffic Monday would have been difficult had the lot been delayed.

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Four local schools earn high marks on state tests

Four local schools earn high marks on state tests

August 19th, 2013 4:20 pm by Nathan Baker

Four local schools were recognized by the state of Tennessee for academic growth and achievement on standardized tests for the 2012-13 school year.

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ETSU releases parking update as garage opening set for October

ETSU releases parking update as garage opening set for October

August 19th, 2013 6:58 am by Staff Report

Some roads and lots will open this week ahead of next Monday's first day of classes.

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Healthy expansion: ETSU debuts larger Center for Physical Activity, new fields

Healthy expansion: ETSU debuts larger Center for Physical Activity, new fields

August 17th, 2013 8:04 am by Nathan Baker

East Tennessee State University officials are pumped up about the freshly completed additions to the Wayne G. Basler Center for Physical Activity and nearby recreation fields.

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Liberty Bell assistant named to lead Johnson City elementary school

Liberty Bell assistant named to lead Johnson City elementary school

August 16th, 2013 10:37 am by Staff Report

Karen Reach will begin her tenure at Woodland Elementary School Sept. 3.

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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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