CUMBERLAND COUNTY SCHOOL CALENDAR APPROVED BY BOE

Friday, May 23, 2014The school calendar has been approved by the Cumberland County Board of Education for 2015-2016 school year.  Spring break now will not be used for additional snow days according to DOS Andrews. School starts August 5th – first full day August 7th Spring Break for 2016: March 21 – 25

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STATE GRANTS WAIVERS TO DROP TCAP SCORES FROM FINAL GRADES

Friday, May 23, 2014TCAP scores have been delayed and that’s caused some concern for teachers since students are out for the summer now. Without the TCAP scores, teachers were not able to finalize students grades which has 20 percent factored from the TCAP results.  Now 101 school districts have been granted waivers to avoid calculating…

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MASSIVE BEEF RECALL FOR E. COLI NOW EXPANDED TO INCLUDE RESTAURANTS NATIONWIDE

Thursday, May 22, 2014A recall of nearly 2 million pounds of ground beef potentially tainted with dangerous E. coli bacteria has expanded to include distributors to restaurants nationwide — but don’t expect to know which ones. Federal officials aren’t required to say which restaurants served the tainted hamburger linked to the largest recall of its…

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TN MAN GETS ONLY 90 DAYS IN JAIL FOR VEHICULAR HOMICIDE IN DUI CASE

Thursday, May 22, 2014A Brentwood man will only have to spend three months in jail for hitting and killing a taxi driver in a DUI crash, and prosecutors said this plea agreement was the best they could do. The attorney for 27-year-old Evan Childress said even though the state couldn’t use the evidence of his…

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