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)

Friday, November 28, 2014

  • Unicoi County Mom, Daughter Charged with Selling Painkillers to Undercover TennCare Fraud Investigator
  • Kingsport BMA to Consider $384K Purchase Order for Sixth-Graders' Laptops
  • Barber Launches Christmas "Shoe Box" Drive
  • Coal Mine Citations Reported for October
  • Bristol, TN to Consider Mobile Food Vendors Ordinance for Private Properties
  • Holiday Shopping Cause for Crowds, Extra Security and Stress
  • Fossil Site Helping Second Harvest Food Bank to Collect Food
  • Tire Slashing Vandal Strikes in Gray
  • Washington County, TN To Hire a Veterans Service Officer
  • Several Wrecks in Our Region on Thanksgiving Day
  • Two Reportedly Injured in Home Elevator Accident in Carter County
  • Greene County Man Killed in Crash with Tanker Driven by Piney Flats Man
  • Center of Excellence Receives $2 Million Grant from Virginia Tobacco Commission
  • Wal-Mart Shoplifter Will Spend the Holiday in Jail
  • PBA Looking into Joint Venture with ETSU and Millennium Centre
  • Special Black Friday Sales Set at Virginia ABC Stores



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