Monday, December 03, 2012

TN Schools Add Up To 300 Hours Of Yearly Learning Time
Tennessee has joined five other states that are adding up to 300 hours of learning time to some school calendars next year hoping to boost student achievement and make U.S. schools more competitive globally. The states three-year pilot program will affect almost 20,000 students in 40 schools but Sullivan County director of schools Jubal Yennie says East Tennessee should not be affected. The state does have long term hopes of expanding the program with input from districts, parents and teachers. A combination of federal, state and district funds are expected to pay for the cost of expanded learning but concerns from teachers unions are still being voiced. Nationwide over 1-thousand schools already operate on expanded schedules which is an increase of 53 percent since 2009. (bg)

Thursday, September 03, 2015

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  • Bullet Holes at Church Hill Apartment Leads to Arrest and SUV Full of Stolen Goods
  • Crash Sends One to Hospital in Kingsport, Closes West State Street
  • Police: Bristol Man was Filming Teenage Girls' Buttocks at DB Football Game in Kingsport
  • Home Invasion at Kingsport Subdivision Leads to Aggravated Robbery Charges
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  • The Pinnacle Adding Chipolte, Yankee Candle, Other Retail in $30 Million Expansion
  • Half Million Dollar Marijuana Crop Found and Confiscated Near Abingdon, Resident Arrested
  • Sullivan County Robber Escapes Transport in Illinois, Major Manhunt Underway
  • Parents Prepare for Protest of Extended Study of Islam at Vance Middle School
  • Issue of Competency Delays Hearing for Abingdon Murder Suspect
  • Elizabethton Man Arrested After Lying to Police About Car Wreck
  • ETSU Bucs Kick-Off First Football Game in 12 Years
  • Developers to Announce New Shops Coming to the Pinnacle
  • Hearing on Grave Plot Disputes for Troubled Hawkins County Cemetery Scheduled Friday
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  • Sheriff's Office Reports Marion Man Dies From Accidental Shooting
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