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Briceville ES pumped up about reading

(CCWF) What does Briceville have in common with Denver, Houston, and Newark?  They are the only communities in the Nation that have elementary schools participating in the Engineering Better Readers (EBR) program. What is EBR’s goal?  To inspire students to become avid readers at a young age. Here’s how it …

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ORT: Jail assault lawsuit filed

(Oak Ridge Today) An Anderson County man who was allegedly assaulted while an inmate at the county jail in October 2014 has filed a $1 million federal civil rights lawsuit against a former jailer and other parties, and a jury trial has been scheduled for June 20, 2017, in U.S. …

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State Education Commissioner visits OR, Clinton

Tennessee’s Education Commissioner, Candice McQueen, made three stops at Oak Ridge Schools and a stop at Clinton High School on Thursday. The visits are part of her Classroom Chronicles tour. McQueen’s goal is to visit 10,000 classrooms across the state. So far, she’s visited more than 8,000. At Glenwood Elementary …

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ORHS student earns national honor

Oak Ridge High School senior Melissa Yuan was chosen as a national winner for the 2016 Aspirations in Computing Award from NCWIT, or National Center for Women and IT. Yuan was among 35 girls chosen from more than 3,100 applicants nationwide, Oak Ridge Schools said in a press release. She …

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State announces broadband assessment survey

Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd announced today the launch of a statewide assessment of broadband access and usage in Tennessee. The survey of businesses and households begins today and continues through March 15. Businesses and residents may take the online assessment at www.tn.gov/broadband. Boyd said …

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ORT: Protomet seeks land

An Oak Ridge company considered a success story that has already expanded once in the past few years is considering expanding again, possibly investing $15-$20 million and adding 100 jobs, according to our partners at Oak Ridge Today. But Protomet, the company, is landlocked at its eight-acre site at Bethel …

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OR BOE extends Superintendent’s contract

Monday, the Oak Ridge School Board voted unanimously to extend the contract of Superintendent Bruce Borchers by one year to 2020. The extended contract will take effect June 18, 2016, and continue through June 17, 2020. The board can have a maximum of a four-year contract with Borchers. Borchers was hired in …

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