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A family thing: ETSU welcomes incoming students

A family thing: ETSU welcomes incoming students

August 20th, 2014 10:15 pm by Tony Casey

An emphasis is being put on the idea of family as students converge on East Tennessee State University's campus to either start or continue their post-high school education.

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Decline in test scores blamed on Common Core confusion

Decline in test scores blamed on Common Core confusion

August 20th, 2014 10:00 pm by Nathan Baker

Local school administrators count the 2013-14 school year as a rebuilding period for teachers and students as districts across the state dealt with the transition to new state standards and uncertainty in standardized testing.

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ETSU prof keeps things groovy with '60s-centered class

ETSU prof keeps things groovy with '60s-centered class

August 17th, 2014 9:48 pm by Carter Giegerich, Press Staff Writer

In an age of politically charged hashtags, viral video clips capturing blatant prejudice and social media accounts bristling with anti-discriminatory rhetoric, it's easy to take part in online activism from the comfort of our own homes.

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Playing ketchup: Local researcher uses grant to study plant, crop sustainability

Playing ketchup: Local researcher uses grant to study plant, crop sustainability

August 17th, 2014 9:30 pm by Nathan Baker

A local researcher hopes her studies of a neuron-stimulating molecule in animals may lead to heartier, more-productive crops able to withstand harsh conditions.

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Grandview lets eagle soar at special assembly

Grandview lets eagle soar at special assembly

August 15th, 2014 9:15 pm by Max Hrenda

Almost two weeks into this school year, one Washington County school hosted a special event to help its students' school spirit soar.

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School attendance down slightly in city

School attendance down slightly in city

August 14th, 2014 9:16 pm by Nathan Baker

On the ninth day of the school year for Johnson City students, attendance is down slightly, but district officials say it's not by a significant amount.

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Substitute Washington County teacher charged with statutory rape

Substitute Washington County teacher charged with statutory rape

August 13th, 2014 4:45 pm by Nathan Baker

A substitute teacher employed during three school years by the Washington County School District was arrested Tuesday by county authorities and charged with having an inappropriate relationship with a minor.

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UT welcomes largest freshman class in 40 years

UT welcomes largest freshman class in 40 years

August 13th, 2014 12:10 pm by Megan Boehnke, Knoxville News-Sentinel

Most of the 4,700 freshmen will be moving into residence halls across campus Saturday.

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Monarch CEO says apartments will be ready before classes begin

Monarch CEO says apartments will be ready before classes begin

August 12th, 2014 9:26 pm by Nathan Baker

Despite the blizzard of activity Tuesday at the construction site of Monarch 815, company CEO Shannon King said four out of the five student apartment buildings will be completed in time for hundreds of undergraduate students to move in later this month.

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Doing the robot: Lake Ridge students enjoy hands-on technology seminar

Doing the robot: Lake Ridge students enjoy hands-on technology seminar - VIDEO

August 12th, 2014 9:18 pm by Tony Casey

More than two dozen Lake Ridge Elementary School students took a yoga lesson from Nao Tuesday morning, bending, stretching and balancing on one foot just as their instructor did.

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