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It’s official: Common Core is on its way out of Tenn. schools

The object of years of political tension, backroom posturing and exhaustive examination, the Common Core State Standards are now officially on their way out in Tennessee. In their place: the Tennessee Academic Standards for math and English language arts, coming to K-12 classrooms across the state in the 2017-18 school year. The State Board of […]

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AHS senior Catherine Miller signs with TCU rifle team

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Arlington High School senior Catherine Miller has signed a scholarship to become a member of the women’s rifle shooting team next year at Texas Christian University. It has been Catherine’s goal ever since she began precision shooting to shoot for such a top-ranked NCAA team. In January, she took gold medals in both air rifle and […]

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TNReady suspended for grades 3-8 this year

The Tennessee Department of Education has terminated its contract with the developer of the state’s new standardized test and suspended testing for students in grades 3-8 this school year due to the company’s inability to deliver testing materials, Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced Wednesday. However, TNReady testing will continue as planned for the state’s high […]

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Forcible sex crimes up at Tenn. colleges

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Forcible sex offenses on Tennessee college campuses increased by 26.6 percent in 2015, the latest year for which data is available. That includes an increase in the number of reported rapes from 51 in 2014 to 56 in 2015. The data comes from the 2015 “Crime on Campus Report” released last month by the Tennessee […]

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Collegiate Corner for April 28, 2016

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Universities and colleges have made the following announcements about area students. Scholarships East Tennessee State University of Johnson City has named Camryn McKelvy of Bartlett among the recipients of a Presidential Academic Performance Scholarship. McKelvy, the daughter of Philip and Dana McKelvy of Bartlett, will study international relations at ETSU. Recipients must attain a GPA of at […]

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Dancing this fall? Practice now for Bartlett High team

Considering trying out for the Bartlett High School dance team this fall? You’ll get a leg up on the competition by joining this summer’s varsity training team. Need training and experience? Need to stay in shape? Need to learn technical skills? Join now. Summer training will be led by Coach Lynda, choreographer for Bartlett Academy […]

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Bartlett High musicians perform at All-State

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Macon Road Baptist School opens ‘Macbeth’ in new auditorium April 22-23

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Macon Road Baptist School will debut its new auditorium with a performance of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” this weekend, April 22-23. The play has a cast of about 20, with another 30-40 students who work as crew and who double as extras for the cast. The crew also participates in the fight scenes that begin and end […]

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Elmore Park MS teacher named Science Educator of Year

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The Tennessee Science Teacher’s Association has announced the 2015 Science Educators of the Year at their March 31 spring conference. This year’s winner for grades 5-8 is Jacob Farrell, who teaches Science and STEM at Elmore Park Middle School. Farrell has been teaching for 10 years. This award recognizes leadership roles in promoting science and […]

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