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, May 22, 2015

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  • ATV Crash in Ohio Claims Kingsport Teen
  • Layoffs by Alpha Natural Resources Reach 500 In Past Two Weeks With Purge in WVa.
  • Sullivan County Board to Hire Interim Director of Schools June 1
  • Bristol Teen Dies Following May 9 Crash in Washington County VA
  • Accused Carter County Killer Picks Up New Charge: Coercion of Witness
  • UPDATE: Avery Co NC Sheriff Said Car Involved in Fatal Police Pursuit in Carter County Was Stolen
  • Police Chase Ends with Fatal Car Crash in Roan Mountain
  • Young Trio Admits to Shoplifting from Johnson City Business
  • Watauga Man Charged With Embezzeling From Johnson City Water and Sewer Department
  • Authorities Say Speed Was a Factor in Bluff City Crash
  • Kingsport and Sullivan County School Leaders Will Meet to Discuss Long Term Plans
  • Elizabethton Covered Bridge Lawsuit Thrown Out
  • Kingsport Pastor Arrested on Money Laundering Charges
  • Jennings Found Not Guilty by Jury in Baby Killing
  • Arraignment Set for Johnson City Man Charged with Rape of a Child
  • Bristol Man Arrested for Raping 3-Year-Old
  • Gray Elementary Resource Officer Suspended, Under Investigation
  • TWRA Issues Preliminary Data on Fatal Boone Lake Crash
  • Police: Church Hill Scam Turns Dangerous
  • Jury Deliberating in Child Killing Trial in Greeneville
  • Eastman's Costa to Present at Deutsche Bank Global Industrials Conference
  • Funeral Services Scheduled for Toddler That Drowned in Scott County, VA
  • Data Shows Greene County Paid More For Audit Than Hotel/Motel Tax Took In
  • Hawkins Sheriff: Sliger Murder Not Random
  • Boil Water Notice Issued for Nickelsville by VDH



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