Friday, May 02, 2014

TN Teachers Praise New Law on Licensure
Tennessee teachers feel they won a huge victory with a new law signed by the governor this week, rejecting a state department of education policy – a policy that would have student learning gains as the sole or overriding reason to revoke a teacher’s license. Jennifer Padilla, human resources director of Bristol Tennessee schools, said, “Teacher licensure shouldn’t be tied to one individual measure of performance but overall teacher performance.” Although adopted in August, the policy was so unpopular it was never implemented.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

  • Accident Injures Two, One Critical in Kingsport
  • New DA Pushes Trial Back in Killing of 5-year-old Forced to Drink Soda Until She Dieid
  • Police Search for Sex Offender, Accused of Assaulting Officers
  • Elizabethton Man Arrested for DUI, 6th Offense
  • Newly Renovated J. Fred Johnson Stadium Opens to Enthusiasm in Kingsport
  • Former Hawkins County Officer charged with Statutory Rape
  • School Resource Officer Notices Bruises on Student, Leads to Arrest of Adult
  • After Stabbing, Both Man and Wife Arrested in Kingsport
  • Settlement with Fired Sullivan County Highway Workers Likely to Come Up for Another Vote
  • Jury Deliberations to Start Tuesday in Former Virginia Governor's Corruption Trial



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