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Education

Lakeland welcomes public to tour new $20M middle school

Lakeland’s new $20-million middle school went from a spring 2016 groundbreaking to a ribbon cutting in one breathtaking year. On Sunday, officials welcomed an estimated 300 or more citizens into the pristine brick and stone-clad building. The 2017-18 school year begins on Monday, Aug. 7, openings its doors to about 600 students in grades 5-8. […]

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BCS students travel to Ecuador for summer missions trip

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For the eighth year in a row, Briarcrest Christian High School has sent students and teachers to Misahuallí, Ecuador, to assist the Jungle Kids for Christ ministry at Antioch Christian Academy. Jungle Kids for Christ is an organization that is passionate about empowering children for God’s glory in the jungle of Ecuador so that they […]

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Bartlett school board eyes district office renovations

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The Bartlett school board and the public got an early look at the July 27 board meeting of how the board’s district office could appear after renovations. Currently, the district office is housed in close quarters at Bartlett High School with various departments dispersed throughout the district’s properties. Renaissance Group in Lakeland is the architectural […]

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Help children enjoy math with everyday practices

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For some kids, one of the toughest parts of the back-to-school season is getting back into the swing of math class. You can help ease the transition this fall and beyond by making math a wholly integrated part of the day. Math plays a hidden role in so many aspects of daily life. By pointing […]

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Briarcrest student raises funds for veterans’ project

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Adult students can reconnect with college via TN program

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People who have always dreamed about finishing what they started can “Reconnect Today with Southwest!” Tennessee Reconnect is the State of Tennessee’s initiative to help adults enter higher education so that they may gain new skills, advance in the workplace, and fulfill lifelong dreams of completing a degree or credential. Thousands of people started college, […]

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TN Financial Literacy Commission offers free online library for adults

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The Tennessee Financial Literacy Commission, chaired by State Treasurer David H. Lillard Jr., has announced the launch of the Financial Empowerment Resource Library on TNFLC.org. A web-based adult education tool, the Financial Empowerment Resource Library contains 18 online modules covering financial topics such as Budgeting, Building an Emergency Savings, Credit Scores and Reports, Home Ownerships, […]

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Bartlett swim team competes, 1 swimmer goes to All-Star Team

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Twelve swimmers for the Bartlett Xtreme Swim Team traveled to Huntsville, Ala., to compete in the Long Course Southeastern Championships on July 20-23. The competition included several hundred swimmers from across the states of Tennessee, Alabama and Florida. Despite a relatively small group, the swimmers placed 30th out of over 50 teams. Highlighting the weekend […]

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BHS hosts summer cheer camp for 60

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Briarcrest art teacher presents at TN Arts Academy

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Briarcrest Middle School art teacher Melody Weintraub of Cordova presented a workshop this summer at the Tennessee Arts Academy Conference at Belmont University in Nashville. Her workshop, “Glamour Goggles to Steampunk: Transforming Science Goggles Into a Crazy Lesson on Sustainability,” involved upcycling and embellishing discarded safety goggles. She included three different lesson samples with the […]

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Teachers’ union leader draws fire from education reform group

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Last Thursday, July 20, USA Today reported on a strongly worded speech that same day by Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, criticizing U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. The speech criticized her for refusing to acknowledge “the good in our public schools and their foundational place in our democracy.” Weingarten said the […]

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Get tips to flip furniture for back-to-school budget

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College is an exciting time. Whether your child is starting as a freshman or returning for senior year, new friends, new roommates and new places to call “home” await. Ease the transition and save money in the process by helping decorate their personal spaces using these DIY tricks. Instead of buying new, you can turn […]

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