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  1. Pearson in the Wings?Read the original story

    4 hrs ago | Metropulse.com

    Union County officials reluctantly unenrolled over 600 students from its Virtual Academy because they feared that Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman would close the school, which supplies substantial revenue for the cash-strapped school system.

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  2. Will TNVA Be Able to Keep Its Students?Read the original story

    21 hrs ago | Examiner.com

    Tomorrow, the Union County School Board will hold an emergency meeting to vote on the fate of the 626 students who legally enrolled in the Tennessee Virtual Academy for the first time for the 2014-2015 school year.

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  3. Group seeks deal on virtual school decision Parents of Tennessee...Read the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | Knoxville News Sentinel

    Parents of Tennessee Virtual Academy students, Union County's school superintendent and two state legislators urged top officials of Gov. Bill Haslam's administration to rescind a move to block enrollment of 626 new students at the state's first for-profit online school.

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  4. Huffman weighed shutting down embattled Tennessee Virtual...Read the original story

    Friday Jul 25 | WBIR-TV Knoxville

    ... had the authority to direct the closure of the school. He chose a less harsh option, recommending that the Union County School Board, which contracts K12 to operate in Tennessee, stop admitting students for the time being. The board obliged on ...

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  5. Tennessee Virtual Academy Under Attack AgainRead the original story

    Saturday Jul 26 | Examiner.com

    ... to do now? How will their lives be affected by someone who is looking at a single set of data? Obviously, Union County Schools, the district base for the Tennessee Virtual Academy, is stuck between a rock and a hard place. If they do not remove ...

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  6. Huffman weighed shutting down embattled Tennessee Virtual AcademyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 25 | WBIR-TV Knoxville

    ... had the authority to direct the closure of the school. He chose a less harsh option, recommending that the Union County School Board, which contracts K12 to operate in Tennessee, stop admitting students for the time being. The board obliged on ...

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  7. Future of Tennessee Virtual Academy still unsureRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 24 | WBIR-TV Knoxville

    The Union County School Board is sending a waiver to Tennessee Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman that would un-enroll more Future of Tennessee Virtual Academy still unsure The Union County School Board is sending a waiver to Tennessee Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman that would un-enroll more Check out this story on WBIR.com: ... (more)

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  8. Union County seeks waiver to unenroll students Jimmy Carter, director ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 24 | Knoxville News Sentinel

    Pam Inklebarger, center, holds back tears while speaking to the Union County school board during its emergency meeting on the Tennessee Virtual Academy at Union County High School in Maynardville on Thursday.

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  9. Family worried about child's health without virtual schoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 24 | WBIR-TV Knoxville

    ... meeting. The call told her for the first time that her youngest daughter, Alexis, may not be able to attend. Union County Schools has contracted with private company K-12 since 2010 to provide the option for online school anywhere in the state. The ...

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  10. Suspected burglar arrested after he crashes car after the crimeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 23 | WATE-TV Knoxville

    ... This year, Tennessee's Sales Tax Holiday starts Friday August 1st and runs through Sunday August 3rd. The Union County school board will meet Thursday for a specially called meeting to discuss the future of the troubled school and whether it will ...

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  11. Virtual school students in limbo after state steps inRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 23 | WBIR-TV Knoxville

    ... school. But the 600 new students who enrolled this summer may have a to find a different school this fall. Union County Schools is holding an emergency meeting Thursday night to decide if new students will be allowed to attend Tennessee Virtual ...

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  12. Knoxville father wants answers after his son is killed in prison fightRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 23 | WATE-TV Knoxville

    ... This year, Tennessee's Sales Tax Holiday starts Friday August 1st and runs through Sunday August 3rd. The Union County school board will meet Thursday for a specially called meeting to discuss the future of the troubled school and whether it will ...

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  13. Letter: Union virtual school progress lacking Kevin Huffman,...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 23 | Knoxville News Sentinel

    Kevin Huffman, Tennessee's education commissioner, has recommended Union County Schools "consider limiting enrollment" for the Tennessee Virtual Academy for the upcoming school year because - for the third consecutive year - students in the program have shown low achievement in testing, according to a letter he sent to the district's ... (more)

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  14. Virtual Academy in jeopardy The Union County school board will meet...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 22 | Knoxville News Sentinel

    The Union County school board will meet in an emergency meeting on Thursday to decide if it will enroll 600 more students into the troubled Tennessee Virtual Academy.

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  15. 3 taken to the hospital after wreck following a police chaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 19 | WBIR-TV Knoxville

    ... after the vehicle being chased crashed. Officers on the scene told 10News the chase began on Plainview in Union County. Knox County Sheriff's Office joined the chase when the suspects crossed county lines. Thirty minutes after a 10News crew arrived ...

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  16. Knoxville officer acquitted of assault by Union County juryRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 18 | Knoxville News Sentinel

    Veteran Knoxville Police Department Officer Charles Sands Jr., with the department since December 1998, was cleared Friday of assault charges after a day and a half of testimony, according to Assistant District Attorney Tracy Jenkins.

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  17. Traffic TipsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 12 | Knoxville News Sentinel

    n In Knox County, on SR 33 Maynardville Highway between Temple Acres Drive and the Union County line, drivers should be alert for possible temporary lane closures with flagging personnel for a widening project. Also in Knox County, drivers on U.S. ...

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  18. Public Safety Record: Friday, July 11Read the original story

    Friday Jul 11 | The La Grande Observer

    Arrest: John Fabiano, 46, Elgin, was arrested on Wednesday on a Union County warrant charging order to show cause on original charges of fourth-degree felony assault, strangulation and harassment.

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  19. East Tennessee country star Lois Johnson diesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 9 | Knoxville News Sentinel

    Born and raised in Union County, Johnson began performing at age 11 and appeared on Knoxville radio and television shows, including "The Midday Merry-Go-Round," "The Tennessee Barn Dance" and "Cas Walker's Farm and Home Hour."

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  20. Wither the BEP? Tennessee Public School Funding Must Be Made More Equitable and More SufficientRead the original story

    Jun 25, 2014 | Metropulse.com

    ... by a convoluted set of BEP funding formulas. The state's share ranges from a high of 91 percent in poor little Union County to a low of 39 percent in Sevier County whose prodigious tourism-driven economy more than makes up for a lack of indigenous ...

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