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Education

ACS pursues strong legislative agenda

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Arlington’s school board is asking the legislature for full state funding and opposing the use of student test data in teachers’ and principals’ evaluations. Resolutions on both topics passed at the Jan. 26 Arlington Community Schools (ACS) board meeting. Funding needs The Basic Education Program (BEP) is the funding formula through which state education dollars […]

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Lakeland approves $2.8 million school site work, $644K LES re-roofing

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The Lakeland school board unanimously approved two construction agreements Monday night — one for site work on the middle school project and another for the elementary school’s re-roofing project. Pro Site Construction LLC was the lowest qualified bidder for the school site development work at $2,578,453.68. Adding another $250,000 for construction contingencies (a routine step […]

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Lakeland shoots for August 2017 middle school opening

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Lakeland will open its new middle school in August 2017, an entire year earlier than originally planned, if all parts of the building project continue to line up correctly. Dr. Ted Horrell, Lakeland School System’s superintendent, proposed the timeline change at the Feb. 1 school board work session, saying that the project to date has been […]

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Legislative updates for Jan. 28, 2016

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Tuition Stability Act would curb college costs NASHVILLE — Senate Education Committee Chairman Dolores Gresham (R-Somerville) has filed the Tennessee Tuition Stability Act to control the exponential growth in tuition at Tennessee’s state colleges and universities. Senate Bill 2306, filed on Jan. 21, limits tuition growth to increases in the consumer price index (CPI) and […]

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Lady Wildcats defeat Lady Panthers 55-51

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Bolton defeats Bartlett 59-43

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Collegiate Corner for Jan. 21, 2016

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Colleges and universities have released the following information about local students. Honors The University of Dayton in Ohio has named Katherine McCaffery of Arlington to its fall 2015 dean’s list, which honors undergraduate students achieving a minimum 3.5 GPA for the semester. Shorter University in Rome, Ga., has named Portia McManis of Arlington to the […]

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Legislative updates for Jan. 21, 2016

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Corker comments on Iran’s release of Americans U.S. Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, last weekend issued the following statement in response to the release of Americans that were held in custody in Iran and the implementation of the Iran nuclear agreement. “While I am delighted that our citizens who […]

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Lakeland schools pass audit, approve branding

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At Monday night’s Lakeland School System meeting, the board heard about its recent clean audit, a new look for school communications, and other updates. A presentation provided information on the district’s positive results from its audited financial statement for 2014-15, which was a clean audit with no findings. The board also approved a branding package […]

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Collegiate Corner for Jan. 7, 2016

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  Universities and colleges have released the following information about area students. Acceptances Chris Fayne of Bartlett, a current student at Bolton High School, has been accepted to Tennessee Wesleyan College in Athens. Honors Dyersburg State Community College has announced its fall 2015 honor roll and dean’s list. Eligible students must complete at least 12 […]

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