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Idea to privatize Johnson City's school bus service may not have legs

Idea to privatize Johnson City's school bus service may not have legs

April 25th, 2014 12:49 pm by Gary B. Gray

Based on Johnson City's conventional 47-bus fleet, the city would likely pay a contractor $1,927,000 a year for fixed-route service.

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U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander and former hospital president to speak at ETSU Commencement ceremonies

U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander and former hospital president to speak at ETSU Commencement ceremonies

April 24th, 2014 12:11 pm by Contributed - ETSU

Graduation is slated for two ceremonies on May 10.

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Three Science Hill students named National Merit Finalists

Three Science Hill students named National Merit Finalists

April 23rd, 2014 12:27 pm by Contributed

Sajant Anand, Alicia DeVos, and Rachel Spady earned the honor.

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ETSU facing budget reductions

ETSU facing budget reductions

April 17th, 2014 9:16 pm by Nathan Baker

Flat higher-education funding in Gov. Bill Haslam's $32.4 billion budget approved by state lawmakers last week could mean more belt-tightening for East Tennessee State University and increased tuition and fees to students next year.

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Common Core on partial hold as Tennessee General Assembly adjourns for the year

Common Core on partial hold as Tennessee General Assembly adjourns for the year

April 17th, 2014 4:36 pm by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

State lawmakers concluded a session Thursday in which they approved measures to allow folks to buy wine in grocery stores, fight methamphetamine production and give high school graduates free tuition at community colleges.

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Future uncertain: Virginia Intermont merger talks with Fla. school end without deal

Future uncertain: Virginia Intermont merger talks with Fla. school end without deal

April 16th, 2014 10:23 am by Nathan Baker

VI is facing sanctions and a loss of accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges based on VI's bleak financial outlook.

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Dress codes: Where should schools draw the line?

Dress codes: Where should schools draw the line?

April 16th, 2014 7:45 am by Associated Press

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Lawmakers pass Haslam's free tuition plan for Tennessee two-year schools

Lawmakers pass Haslam's free tuition plan for Tennessee two-year schools

April 15th, 2014 8:31 pm by Associated Press

Haslam wants to pay for the program by using $300 million in excess lottery reserve funds and join it with a $47 million endowment.

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Common Core compromise afoot in Tennessee

Common Core compromise afoot in Tennessee

April 15th, 2014 8:00 pm by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

The House and Senate will now vote whether to accept the conference committee report before it heads to the desk of the governor, who has said he'd rather not delay the testing.

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Employee raises cut from Johnson City school budget proposal

Employee raises cut from Johnson City school budget proposal

April 15th, 2014 12:13 pm by Nathan Baker

The unanimous decision Monday night to trim the salary increases and the resulting rise in insurance costs from the tentative budget document saved the district nearly $900,000, but still left the schools with a $3.6-million deficit.

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