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Education

City Auto presents $9,500 gift to Bartlett Education Foundation

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Dignitaries on hand for the check presentation included, from left, Tennessee State Rep. Mark White; Tennessee State Rep. Ron Lollar; Brooks McDonald, Bartlett Education Foundation Board member; Superintendent David Stephens, Bartlett City Schools; City of Bartlett Mayor A. Keith McDonald; Jerry Clark, Wells Fargo; Kevin Boyer, Wells Fargo; Christal Frederick, Bartlett Education Foundation Board member; […]

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ACS urges lawmakers to repeal new school grading system

The Arlington school board passed a resolution at its Nov. 15 meeting, urging state lawmakers to repeal legislation that mandates assigning letter grades to Tennessee schools. Passed in March 2016, House Bill 155 and Senate Bill 300 directed the Tennessee Department of Education to develop a grading system for assigning letter grades A through F […]

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Bartlett school board changes terms of office, meeting location

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The Bartlett school board met briefly Nov. 17 at the high school library to approve policy changes and pass other routine measures. Their actions included: Approving a revised policy on the method and election of school board officers. The purpose is to align elections to the district’s fiscal calendar. Terms will run July 1-July 30, […]

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Local medical device companies have $2.66 billion impact

Editor’s note: This brief article is a sidebar to the longer main story “$12M in grants to fund Bartlett TCAT campus and hiring project.” Adding a medical device manufacturing institute to Bartlett’s future didn’t happen overnight. One of many decision points was a Nov. 2015 study that surveyed 47 medical device companies in Shelby County and […]

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Panther Playhouse stages zany play Nov. 10-12

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There was no shortage of drama in the Panther Playhouse performances of “You Can’t Take It With You” at Bartlett High School Nov. 10-12. The play takes a look at what happens when zany eccentrics living by Columbia University have to straighten up their act to make a good impression on a young family member’s […]

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LSS weighs changing school start times for 2017-18

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Lakeland school leaders are debating what the best school start times are once they launch a middle school next year. They heard a scholarly presentation Monday night on why middle-school students need school start times of around 8:30 a.m. or later so the children aren’t fighting biology to stay alert no matter how good the […]

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Bartlett’s educators continue spurring growth at schools

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Editor’s note: This series will run weekly throughout 2016 to highlight Bartlett’s history in honor of its 150th anniversary this year. This is the second column on Bartlett schools. The previous column on Bartlett schools published on Nov. 3. In 1955 John D. Barnes became principal of Bartlett High School, and his wife, Hazel, was […]

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Collegiate Corner for Nov. 17, 2016

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Colleges and universities have released the following information about area students. Acceptances Tennessee Wesleyan University has accepted Ellen Weaver of Bartlett for the upcoming academic year. She is a current student at Westminster Academy. Scholarships Taylor Selby of Lakeland is the recipient of the National Law Enforcement and Firefighters Children’s Foundation (NLEAFCF) 2016 scholarship. She […]

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Successful spellers in Arlington

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Heaven Thompson signs college letter

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