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Update: List of closings, delays for Friday, Feb. 27

Update: List of closings, delays for Friday, Feb. 27

February 26th, 2015 6:24 pm by Staff Report

The Johnson City Schools system has announced that its schools will open two hours later on Friday as the district deals with inclement winter weather.

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Nashville private school turns down children because parents are gay

Nashville private school turns down children because parents are gay

February 26th, 2015 10:42 am by Joey Garrison, The Tennessean

The decision drew criticism from alumni and gay advocates while causing an uproar on social media.

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Revised Carter County schools debt plan saves $835,000

Revised Carter County schools debt plan saves $835,000

February 25th, 2015 9:25 am by John Thompson

Although an earlier plan to pay down the Carter County School System's debt was rejected by the Budget Committee of the Carter County Commission last month, Director of Schools Kevin Ward has a new pay-down plan he says will save the taxpayers over $835,0

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Enrollment down, but completion rates up at Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Elizabethton

Enrollment down, but completion rates up at Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Elizabethton

February 24th, 2015 8:52 pm by John Thompson

There are fewer students enrolled at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Elizabethton this spring. But while the numbers are down, the school continues to generate program completion rates of 90 percent.

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Haslam plan uses old scores in some teacher evaluations

Haslam plan uses old scores in some teacher evaluations

February 24th, 2015 8:30 pm by Dave Boucher, The Tennessean

In one of Gov. Bill Haslam's key legislative proposals, student test scores will still play largely the same role in the evaluations of certain Tennessee teachers.

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ACT easy as 1, 2, 3 for 9th-ranked Elizabethton High School

ACT easy as 1, 2, 3 for 9th-ranked Elizabethton High School

February 23rd, 2015 10:14 pm by John Thompson

Elizabethton students once again achieved high marks in comparison with other school districts in the state.

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Area schools preparing for future after spending week frozen out

Area schools preparing for future after spending week frozen out

February 19th, 2015 9:43 pm by Nathan Baker

After counting their lucky stars last month for a relatively mild winter, area school administrators are weathering the fourth consecutive day of classes canceled this week because of snow and cold temperatures.

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Johnson City Schools announces closure for Thursday

Johnson City Schools announces closure for Thursday

February 18th, 2015 2:03 pm by Staff Report

Check back here later for more updates and potential closings.

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Schools start treating e-cigarettes as drug paraphernalia

Schools start treating e-cigarettes as drug paraphernalia

February 15th, 2015 4:44 pm by MICHAEL FELBERBAUM, AP Tobacco Writer

Some schools are getting tougher on e-cigarettes, even punishing possession of the devices more harshly than regular cigarettes.

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Local educators weigh in on Common Core standards, debate

Local educators weigh in on Common Core standards, debate

February 14th, 2015 10:18 pm by Max Hrenda

Although some government officials have already declared Common Core "dead" in Tennessee, over the past week, education officials and organizations from across the state gathered in an effort to breathe life back into it.

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