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)

Monday, September 01, 2014

  • Sullivan County Authorities Make Sullivan Gardens Drug Bust
  • Hammer Assault Lands a Johnson City Son in Jail
  • Man Flown to Hospital After Boone Lake Injury
  • Russell County Fire Under Investigation
  • Three Kingsport Traffic Fatalities in One Week
  • VSP Search for Missing Russell County Man
  • 12-Year Old Boy Dies After Kingsport Crash
  • Elizabethton Man Arrested for DUI, 6th Offense
  • Settlement with Fired Sullivan County Highway Workers Likely to Come Up for Another Vote
  • Newly Renovated J. Fred Johnson Stadium Opens to Enthusiasm in Kingsport
  • Jury Deliberations to Start Tuesday in Former Virginia Governor's Corruption Trial



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