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A new study has found that young children whose parents read five books to them every day will enter kindergarten having heard about 1.4 million more words than kids who were never read to.

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JEFFERSON CITY—Several Cocke County residents were among the Carson-Newman University students earning Dean’s List honors for the Fall 2019 semester.

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MORRISTOWN—Walters State Community College will offer noncredit classes in Microsoft Excel, electrical and PLC troubleshooting and supervisory skills during January.

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Acclaimed storyteller and author Lew Bolton will serve as the keynote speaker at the 11th Annual Mildred Haun Conference, sponsored by Walters State Community College. The free conference will be held on the college’s Morristown campus Friday, Feb. 7, and Saturday, Feb. 8.

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Abraham Maslow was an American psychologist who developed the theory that people are motivated to achieve specific needs and that some needs take precedence over others. He described human motivation as being driven by unmet needs. The lower level of needs is generally met before moving on t…

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NEWPORT—First and second graders at Newport Grammar School enjoyed a special treat on Dec. 19 when NGS alumnus Tyler Boyd presented a program on dairy farming and the dairy industry. A special treat for the student was getting to meet Happy, a Jersey calf, from the Boyd farm in Parrottsville.

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There are so many exceptional educators amongst us. These teachers are wise, passionate, bold, and fully invested in their students’ success.

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MORRISTOWN—The Walters State Ag Club Winter 2020 Horse Series schedule features ranch sorting, a fun run night, open 4D jackpot barrels and exhibitions, limited round robin team roping, exhibition barrels and poles and heel-o-matic team roping.

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“Count Down to Kindergarten” is an awareness campaign designed to help parents know what is expected of children entering kindergarten and to help the children be prepared for the transition to school. If this awareness campaign is compared to running a hundred-yard dash, we are now on the 4…

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MORRISTOWN—Walters State Community College’s Talented and Gifted Program is still enrolling students for the 2020 session, which runs Jan. 11-Feb. 8. The original deadline of Dec. 9 has been waived to allow those who wish to give the program as a Christmas present.

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(Because of the current release of “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” here is a reprint of a previous column.)

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Emma G. Adcox, Mikayla G. Alley, Lia A. Arrowood, Lily K. Asbury, Colin R. Askew, Curtis W. Atkins, Courtnee C. Ball, Mackenzie L. Ball, Sydney G. Ball, Braden A. Barnes, Jose E. Barrientos Morales, Jordan A. Barton, Baylor E. Baxter, Heavan M. Baxter, Abigail M. Becker, Donte C. Belton, Jer…

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Cameron J. Anthony, Savanna J. Arrington, Allianna H. Ball, Easton D. Ball, Chesnie L. Barnes, Lexie T. Barnes, Joshua C. Baxter, Jeremiah J. Beckwith, Jimmy L. Benson, Hannah M. Bird, Taylor N. Bird, Mckynzie F. Brady, Cheyanne Brannon, Cynthia G. Breeden, Joseph C. Bryant,

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The Four Agreements was published in 1997 by Don Miguel Ruiz. According to the author, everything we do is based on agreements we have made—agreements with ourselves, with other people, with God, and with life. However, the most important agreements are the ones we make with ourselves.

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Is there a way to raise smart and kind kids? According to Kelly Holmes, there is something parents can do that only takes 10-15 minutes per day.

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The Education Law Center (ELC) just issued its report, Making the Grade 2019. The report provides compelling evidence that K-12 public school funding continues to be deeply unfair in many states, including Tennessee.

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Remember when the PE teacher just threw balls out onto the gym floor, sent you outside to play, or had you running endless laps? Jasmine Stiles, the PE coordinator in Encinitas, CA, is out to change that.

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After a generation of disruptive reforms—No Child Left Behind, Value-added Measurement, Race to the Top, and Common Core—after over a decade of disinvestment in education, after years of bashing and demoralizing teachers, the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) for 2019 shows …

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Starting next fall, some students who take the ACT will have a new option as they try to improve their scores: They’ll be allowed to retake individual sections of the exam, instead of having to sit for the entire test again.