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Schools to proceed with online testing, but delayed
Schools to proceed with online testing, but delayed

Williamson County Schools will proceed with the online version of the TNReady assessment, but with a two day delay. The testing window begins Monday and will last for four weeks.

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Education Foundation appoints president, readies for development
Education Foundation appoints president, readies for development

The Education Foundation begins fundraising efforts to support Williamson County and Franklin Special School District schools.

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Columbia State to offer FAFSA assistance
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Columbia State to offer FAFSA assistance

Columbia State Community College will host "FAFSA Frenzy" events at their Columbia, Williamson, and Lawrence campuses.

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FSSD student receives Braille computer from Lions Club
FSSD student receives Braille computer from Lions Club

The Franklin Lions Club recently provided a BrailleNote Apex computer to Franklin Special School District student Tyler Lewis, an eighth-grader at Poplar Grove Middle School.

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SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Summit fishermen compete in Florida; students dress like 100-year-olds
SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Summit fishermen compete in Florida; students dress like 100-year-olds

Catch up on the happenings at schools around Williamson County.

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TNReady system prepared, says Department of Education
TNReady system prepared, says Department of Education

As the TNReady testing window approaches, the Department of Education is prepared for technology challenges across the state.

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Clark Oral and Facial Surgery's Students of the Week for Feb. 3
Clark Oral and Facial Surgery's Students of the Week for Feb. 3

Clark Oral and Facial Surgery's Student of the Week highlights accomplishments by the city's outstanding high school students.

Each week, one student from each high school is chosen by their principal to be featured for achievements including citizenship, volunteerism, leadership, academics, and much more.

Click to read the Clark Oral and Facial Surgery's Student of the Week.

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Teachers of the Year singled out for creative styles that engage students
Megan Medders was named elementary schools teacher of the year for FSSD // Photo from FSSD
Teachers of the Year singled out for creative styles that engage students

Megan Medders of Moore Elementary is the FSSD Elementary Teacher of the Year and Emily Phy of Poplar Grove is the Middle Grades Teacher of the Year.

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Schools may change lice policy to avoid shaming, lost time
Schools may change lice policy to avoid shaming, lost time

Williamson County school board members on Monday considered a change in how lice infestations are handled.

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Brentwood Academy students fan out to volunteer across the community
Brentwood Academy students fan out to volunteer across the community

The entire 800 member student body and faculty of Brentwood Academy spent this past Monday volunteering at schools, nonprofits, nursing homes and parks.

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Final Let's Talk Schools is Thursday at Page
Dan Cash and Robert Hullett attend Let\'s Talk Schools in fall 2015
Final Let's Talk Schools is Thursday at Page

The final Let's Talk Schools event for this school year will be held at Page High School Thursday. Tuesday night's event at Franklin was cancelled due to the threat of severe weather.

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Burgos asks for ban of terrorist materials in classroom
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Burgos asks for ban of terrorist materials in classroom

Dr. Beth Burgos proposed a policy change on Monday night that would ban the use of supplemental materials that are provided by terrorist groups.

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Independence High School to host annual Dog Fest
Independence High School to host annual Dog Fest

On Sunday, February 21 from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. Independence High School will host its annual Puppy Love Dog Fest.

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Education Foundation for Williamson County names president
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Education Foundation for Williamson County names president

Stacey Watson will lead the non-profit organization as it launches key initiatives designed to support Williamson County's two public education systems.

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Community helps build plans for Franklin High renovations
Community helps build plans for Franklin High renovations

Parents, elected officials, and community members gathered Thursday night to suggest improvements to the existing Franklin High campus.

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CSCC offers Pharmacy Technician and Quickbooks training
CSCC offers Pharmacy Technician and Quickbooks training

The Center for Workforce Development at Columbia State Community College will be offering a Pharmacy Technician program and a QuickBooks course this spring.

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SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Spring Station Singers perform with Journey member; Summit HOSA competes; meteorologist visits Chapman's Retreat
SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Spring Station Singers perform with Journey member; Summit HOSA competes; meteorologist visits Chapman's Retreat

Catch up on the happenings at schools around Williamson County.

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Anti-voucher petition launched; Rep. Charles Sargent says students need a way to succeed
Anti-voucher petition launched; Rep. Charles Sargent says students need a way to succeed

The "Tennessee Choice & Opportunity Scholarship Act," a voucher bill, passed the Tennessee House finance committee this week on a close 11-10 vote.

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Comptroller's report says many college students not
75 percent of students who attend colleges like Columbia State are not "college ready"
Comptroller's report says many college students not "college ready"

In 2014, more than 75 percent of community college freshmen, and 48 percent of university freshmen, were not considered "college ready."

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For schoolboard, first contested race is rerun of 2012 matchup
Eddie Creech and his wife, Heather. Photo submitted.
For schoolboard, first contested race is rerun of 2012 matchup

School board member Kenneth Peterson will once again be facing off against Eddie Creech for the District 1 seat.

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7:30 a.m. school time under discussion; private high school also follows schedule
7:30 a.m. school time under discussion; private high school also follows schedule

Private school student Madelyn Bomar talked to an administrator, a teacher and a student to sample opinion on the 7:30 a.m. start time.

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Vouchers bill moves closer to passage
Vouchers bill moves closer to passage

The Tennessee House Finance committee voted 11-10 Tuesday afternoon to recommend passage of a voucher bill.

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Clark Oral and Facial Surgery's Students of the Week for Jan. 27
Clark Oral and Facial Surgery's Students of the Week for Jan. 27

Clark Oral and Facial Surgery's Student of the Week highlights accomplishments by the city's outstanding high school students.

Each week, one student from each high school is chosen by their principal to be featured for achievements including citizenship, volunteerism, leadership, academics, and much more.

Click to read the Clark Oral and Facial Surgery's Student of the Week.

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Education committee reduces school board funding ask by $9 million
Education committee reduces school board funding ask by $9 million

The County Commission's education committee took a cautious approach to schools budgeting at its Monday night education meeting.

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FSSD board incumbents signing petitions today
FSSD board incumbents signing petitions today

Three Franklin Special School District school board incumbents will host a petition signing on Tuesday, Jan. 26, at 4:30 p.m.

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