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)

Friday, November 21, 2014

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  • License of Contractor Who Installed Faulty Pool Heater at Boone Motel Has License Suspended
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  • 20 Felony Charges Against 3 People After Police Raid in Glade Spring
  • Suspect in Kingsport Tractor Supply Theft Case Caught
  • Bristol, Virginia Sells Property for New Assisted Living Project
  • Authorities Reveal Source of Blaze That Killed Greeneville Woman
  • Financial Gifts From Citizens Bank, Jason Witten to Help in Elizabethton Stadium Construction
  • Police Report: Russell County Man Choked Woman to Death
  • Man Arrested After Choking His Girlfriend
  • THEC Gives Green Light to ETSU's Master Plan
  • Domestic Situation in Russell County Leads to Second-Degree Murder Charges Being Filed
  • Engineering Program to be Offered by Milligan College
  • State Certificate Granted for Lee County Hospital Project
  • Former Utility District Managers Accused of Theft, Official Misconduct
  • Damascus Women Arrested in Johnson City After Both Stole $600 From J.C. Penney's
  • Bristol, Virginia Now Marketing Revenue Bonds for The Falls Development Project
  • One Victim Identified in Abingdon Fire That Killed Two
  • TN Mental Health Officials to Launch $7 Million Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Project in Sullivan, Washington Counties
  • Tobacco Commission Member Says SW Virginia Medical School Project is 'Lipstick On a Pig'
  • Former Probation Officer Arrested for Official Misconduct



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