Dan Emmett Elementary celebrates summer reading

Summertime sometimes means that children and youth let their academic skills slide, but the pupils at Dan Emmett Elementary school ramped up their reading and together perused more than 3,500 books or chapters over the summer.

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Tomato show auction raises bar from 2013

Bidding was fast and sometimes furious on Saturday for the 28th annual Tomato Show Commemorative Plate Auction, and raised $14,700 to support the annual festival, besting last year’s total of $11,350 by a good margin.

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KCCC board offers job to Greenich

Pending contract negotiations, the Knox County Career Center Board of Education has offered the superintendent position to Kathrine Greenich, current assistant superintendent of the Buckeye Career Center in New Philadelphia.

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Men’s Winter Sanctuary almost ready

Previously located in a former tire shop on West Ohio Avenue and the parish hall of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on East High Street, the Winter Sanctuary Homeless Shelter for men now has a permanent location to serve homeless men at 401 W. Vine St.

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Schools react to Common Core

Common Core education standards basically came about through a Gates initiative and in collaboration with the National Governors Association.

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Ohio standards over the years

While educators have always wanted to provide the best possible education to their students, concerted efforts to reform and standardize education in the nation and in the State of Ohio began with the transition from the “Industrial Age” to the “Technology/Information Age.”

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