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Education

Grizzlies campers get coach’s advice

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At a Glance for July 30, 2015

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  Time to shop, plan and get ready for school Learn more about the upcoming sales tax holiday, special back-to-school sales, and what families and students need to know for the 2015-16 school year. See our Back-to-School tips in Section B! Bartlett sets 2 crime-fighting evenings This year, residents of Bartlett will again have two opportunities to […]

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Lakeland-Arlington school agreement: No talks until current one terminated

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At multiple Lakeland city and school board meetings, citizens who resist the $20 million funding of the proposed middle school have asked that leaders of Lakeland and Arlington’s school districts hammer out the details of a longer-term interlocal agreement. Such an agreement would have Arlington continuing to educate Lakeland’s high school students for the foreseeable […]

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Sen. Norris: State’s ranking on child well-being ‘unacceptable’

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NASHVILLE — Following the release of a report ranking Tennessee 36th in overall child well-being last week, Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris (R-Collierville) called on his legislative colleagues and the Haslam Administration to focus more effectively on the needs of the state’s youth. The Annie E. Casey Foundation last week issued a report ranking states […]

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Bartlett cheer earns two trophies, revs up for season

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The Bartlett High School cheerleading program kicked off the new season by traveling to camp at Panama City Beach, Fla., in June. They brought home two trophies and represented Bartlett well: They won Overall Superior in camp cheer and extreme routine (the camp’s dance). They also took third place in extreme routine. Denise Henry has […]

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Lakeland group petitions state to deny school funding method

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A vocal group of Lakelanders who worry about the city’s finances still oppose the compromise choice of building a middle school for $20 million. They are making their feelings known with a petition to the state comptroller. They are digging in their heels because of the funding burden on a small population, not the concept […]

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Jonathan Bowlan: Male Athlete of the Year

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  Journal West 10 Media is presenting, for the first time, Athlete of the Year awards to an outstanding young woman and man who excelled in three sports within the company’s coverage area. Last week, Bethany Berger of Tipton-Rosemark Academy won the female award. Jonathan Bowlan of Bartlett High School took home the 2015 Journal West […]

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Lakeland school board rewards supt., hears public concerns

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Lakeland’s school board extended the superintendent’s contract and voted him a bonus at Monday’s board meeting. They also heard citizen concerns about possible mold growth at the elementary school, approved a budget for the before/after school program and voted on other routine matters. Superintendent’s contract Lakeland School System superintendent Dr. Ted Horrell received a two-year […]

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Senate debates the ‘law that everyone wants to fix’

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This week the U.S. Senate began debate on a bipartisan agreement to fix No Child Left Behind, an education law that Newsweek magazine calls the “law that everyone wants to fix.” The agreement would end the federal mandate on Common Core and restore responsibility to states, local officials, teachers and parents for 50 million children […]

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Lakeland approaches middle school land purchase

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Lakeland’s plans to purchase 94 acres and begin designing a middle school are looking promising. The school board’s consultants expect to have a contract ready by the end of July. The board met for a little over an hour in front of a sparse audience for Monday night’s work session, discussing agenda items for their […]

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