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Law school: Union president says Washington County teachers denied legal counsel during meetings

Law school: Union president says Washington County teachers denied legal counsel during meetings

December 4th, 2014 9:42 pm by Nathan Baker

A Washington County teachers' union president turned the district's board of education meeting space into a classroom Thursday night with some stern words and a handout outlining the importance of allowing employees proper representation during administra

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ETSU Rugby Club cleared of wrongdoing after rape allegation at off-campus party

ETSU Rugby Club cleared of wrongdoing after rape allegation at off-campus party

December 4th, 2014 10:14 am by Nathan Baker

The East Tennessee State University Rugby Club, put on suspension after a reported rape at a party where club members were present, has been cleared of wrongdoing and reinstated after a university investigation showed the organization not at fault.

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Knoxville school bus crash: 'Everyone just started crying'

Knoxville school bus crash: 'Everyone just started crying'

December 3rd, 2014 12:50 pm by Associated Press

A preliminary investigation found that the buses were traveling in opposite directions when the driver of a bus carrying children from an intermediate school made a sudden left turn across the concrete median.

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UPDATE: Teacher's aide, student identified in Knoxville bus crash that killed 3, injured 27

UPDATE: Teacher's aide, student identified in Knoxville bus crash that killed 3, injured 27

December 3rd, 2014 10:01 am by Knoxville News Sentinel

Youth minister Kim Riddle and 6-year-old Zakia Burns were killed when a school bus veered across a highway median and struck a second bus Tuesday afternoon.

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Boone agriculture teacher harvests a national honor

Boone agriculture teacher harvests a national honor

December 3rd, 2014 9:27 am by Tony Casey

Despite Daniel Boone's location in a rather rural spot of the area, Leann Turner said there are more students who aren't exposed to the many faces of agriculture than one might expect.

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Legislators listen to community queries, concerns over Common Core

Legislators listen to community queries, concerns over Common Core

December 2nd, 2014 10:08 pm by Jessica Fuller

The Johnson City Council of Parent-Teacher Associations offered a glimpse into the possible future of education legislation Tuesday night for parents and teachers.

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City school board talks dollars, sense over mayor's comments

City school board talks dollars, sense over mayor's comments

December 2nd, 2014 9:54 pm by Nathan Baker

Johnson City school board members took exception Monday to Washington County Mayor Dan Eldridge's most recent comments on the exceptionality of school funding in the county and his qualms with the state's formula for divvying up money.

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Just what is sleep anyway?

Just what is sleep anyway?

December 2nd, 2014 2:34 pm by Associated Press

Actor-turned-part-time professor Alan Alda has a new challenge for scientists: Explain sleep to an 11-year-old.

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Update: Police cadet injured in UT Ferguson protest at major intersection

Update: Police cadet injured in UT Ferguson protest at major intersection

December 2nd, 2014 1:20 pm by Gerald Witt, Knoxville News-Sentinel

A walk out by University of Tennessee students over the events in Ferguson, Mo., has left traffic blocked at a major intersection.

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Threat against other Science Hill triggers lockdown at Johnson City school

Threat against other Science Hill triggers lockdown at Johnson City school

December 2nd, 2014 12:45 pm by Staff Report

The convenience of the Information Age was to blame for a soft lockdown at Science Hill High School Tuesday morning, when administrators were alerted to an online threat against another Science Hill.

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