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, July 29, 2014

  • Charges Dismissed Against Man Arrested for Sex Photos of Adopted Son
  • Jonesborough Pair Charged in Theft
  • New and Increased Taxes Delayed in Bristol, Virginia
  • Two Shot, One Dead and Kingsport Police Hunt for Suspect
  • Stolen Merchandise Found Among Tornado Debris
  • Guidelines for Debris Removal After Sunday's Storm
  • Kingsport Shooting Investigation Underway
  • Johnson City Police Arrest Third Time Suspended Driver
  • Storm Clean up, Damage Assessment Continues
  • Sleeping Man Arrested on Outstanding Warrants



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