Friday, June 21, 2013

TEA Proposal
The state board of education is meeting to consider a proposal that opponents say will have negative impact on teachers, students, and schools. Mitchell Johnson with the Tennessee Education Association says they plan to gut the minimum salary schedule for educators. This means less lifetime earnings… “over a teacher’s career, it is going to lessen the amount of money that that teacher will get, and of course you have to understand that Tennessee is like 44th in the nation in funding per-student as it is. Included in that figure is the amount paid for teacher salaries.” In addition to reducing the number of pay steps from 21 to four, Mitchell says the proposal would also collapse the number of advanced degree categories, so there’s no incentive for teachers to seek advanced degrees beyond a Masters… “and so, for those individuals who would have an interest of possibly seeking knowledge and training…and being compensated for that, the proposed salary schedule does not do that.” If approved, this would be the first time in Tennessee history that the State Minimum Salary Schedule has been lowered. (CC)

Thursday, December 18, 2014

  • Johnson City Man in Critical Condition After Serious Crash
  • Woman Arrested After Running From Johnson City Traffic Stop
  • Greeneville PD Detective Has "No Idea" What Caused Deaths of Two Infants Wednesday Morning
  • Kingsport Man Arrested As Six Month Old Child Suffers From "Shaken Baby Syndrome"
  • Suspect Caught in Russell County Shooting
  • Kidnapper on The Run in Kingsport After Trying to Snatch 13-month-old Son
  • Surveillance Video Revealing in Gate City Liquor Store Robbery
  • Two Arrested in Meth Bust at Bristol, Tennessee's Village Square Apartments
  • Bristol, Virginia City Council Meets Behind Closed Doors Concerning "Business Prospect"
  • Governor McAuliffe to Increase Budget
  • Car Stolen Out of Washington State Crashes in Abingdon, Suspects on the Run
  • Scott County Lawmakers Looking at a Site Outside of Gate City for New Animal Shelter
  • Johnson City Man Charged for Burglarizing Apartments in His Complex
  • Bulls Gap Man Charged for 2012 Rogersville Fire



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