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Overton Co. Schools Hold Kindergarten Portfolios Harmless

Overton County Kindergarten students and teachers will have more time for learning with student growth portfolios being held harmless this year. Overton County Education Association President Jennifer Eilender said doing this will save teachers hours of work. “I feel personally, and I think the kindergarten teachers feel this way as well, is that the time that they are pulled away ... Read More »

Jackson County Teachers Receiving $500 Bonus

A one-time teacher bonus worth $500 unanimously approved by the Jackson County School Board Thursday night. Director of Schools Kristy Brown said they were able to cover this bonus after receiving $85,000 in grant reimbursements for things already budgeted and purchased. Brown said it was important to deliver something to teachers after last year’s raise was cut from the state ... Read More »

UC Teaching Candidates Being Finalized For Grant Program

Tennessee Tech will finalize its 30 teaching candidates for the Grow Your Own grant program later this month. College of Education Associate Dean Julie Baker said the 30 candidates will begin taking classes this summer. The candidates will work as they take classes as teaching assistants in five Upper Cumberland Counties. Baker said having the school systems play a part ... Read More »

COVID Vaccines Become Available For School Employees

In the latest round of distributions, school employees that work directly with children are now eligible to receive a COVID vaccine . Director of Schools Kurt Dronebarger said he is encouraging White County staff to take advantage of the opportunity. “In White County, all of our folks in the schools that work with school based age children are eligible to ... Read More »

White Co. Schools Filling Teacher Voids Through Grant

White County Schools are looking for math and special education teacher candidates through a grant program with Tennessee Tech. The Grow Your Own Grant program is meant to create a teacher pipeline by funding two years of schooling for in house candidates. Director of Schools Kurt Dronbarger said the school system has plenty of teacher assistants to be selected for ... Read More »

Overton Schools Assign Virtual Only Teachers

Overton County Schools have updated its virtual school program by assigning online only teachers. The school system has approximately 600 virtual students. Director of Schools Mark Winningham said teachers voiced concerns of being available to both in person and online classes. “We have had issues with students who are virtual at home with the ability to log on,” Winningham said. ... Read More »

Daily Work Can Help Students Keep Learning

Elementary students could fall behind if they do not learn every day during this COVID-19 shutdown. Tennessee Tech College of Education Assistant Dean Julie Baker said students who participate in daily educational practices will be able to maintain their grade level. “It’s easier to forget things like math is one of (those subjects) that if you’re not using it and ... Read More »