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)

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

  • Report of Man Threatening Coach, Athletes in Rogersville Under Investigation
  • Comptroller Announces All 95 TN Counties Have Budgets in Place by Aug. 31
  • Fire Destroys Sullivan County Home
  • Two from Greene County Among Three Dozen Arrested in "Ice" Bust
  • Charges Dismissed Against Roan Mountain Double Murder Suspect
  • Bristol Lawyer Who Stole from Firm Given Four Month Prison Sentence
  • Shooting Death in Greene County Ruled Accidental
  • Toddler Found Wondering in Elizabethton Parking Lot, Mother Charged with Neglect
  • Woman Convicted in Scott County Murder Case Wants a Jury Trial
  • Man Arrested for Raping a Child at Warriors Path State Park
  • Phone Scammers Targeting Washington County, TN Residents
  • Hawkins County Man Held at Gunpoint Over Debt
  • Road Closures Expected in Elizabethton During Waterline Project
  • SCOTUS Rules Former VA Gov. McDonnell Can Remain Free Until Appeal Hearing
  • Investigation Continues for Limestone Cattle Thief
  • Bond Set at $1 Million for Triple-Homicide Suspect
  • JC Man Charged for Tampering With Crime Scene Involving His Brother's Suicide
  • Sheriff Said Murder Suspect "Hated His Mother" Most of His Life
  • Hawkins County Inmate Sends Officer to Hospital
  • Erwin Woman Shot, Husband Turned Himself In
  • Gate City Native Jerry Kilgore Joins Walker's Campaign
  • Rogersville Man Charged With Aggravated Assault
  • Johnson City Construction Project Will Close Busy Road Overnight



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