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)

Saturday, September 20, 2014

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  • Woman Left Sick Daughter in Car While She Shopped in Kingsport
  • Johnson County's Peggy McMickle Found Safe in VA
  • Bristol Man Stopped for Reckless Driving in a Stolen Car
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  • Man involved in car crash in Johnson City arrested for domestic assault
  • Sullivan County District Attorney Weighs in on Criminal Justice Reform
  • Police: Norton man shot, murdered former girlfriend
  • Virginia Beach man indicted for Wise County native's murder
  • Lockdown at Science Hill Was Caused by a Misunderstanding
  • Elizabethon planning for new football stadium
  • Driver Hits Deputy As He Speeds Off From Traffic Checkpoint
  • New SWVA Tourism Dollars Coming In



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