Education

Online “Public Schools” are Detrimental for Actual Public Schools

I like to fall asleep with the television on Nick at Nite. This morning I woke up to a commercial for Tennessee Connections Academy. Connections Academy runs online K-12 “public” schools in all 50 states. At least that’s how it was advertised. Here’s their website for Connections Academy. And here is the website for Tennessee … Read more

Congressman Roe, what are you doing when not inciting division and racism?

This morning, WCYB Reporter, John Engel, interviewed Tennessee’s First Congressional District Representative, Phil Roe, where Congressman Roe stated that “many” of the students taking English as a Second Language (ESL) classes in the Johnson City School System are here illegally. John Engel asked: “Congressman, if they’re hiring English learning language teachers, that doesn’t necessarily mean … Read more

Keyana Miller

Keyana Miller is a junior at East Tennessee State University, dual majoring in English and Political Science, and she is also the President of the Student Government Association. Originally from Nashville, Keyana graduated from Cordova High School in Memphis. She plans on attending law school in the fall of 2019. Upon graduation with her Juris … Read more

Herb Greenlee

Many in Washington County, Tennessee know Herb Greenlee for his work with the Boys and Girls Club of Johnson City and now for his work at Carver Recreation Center. He worked to establish a memorial scholarship, the Melvin Stevens Scholarship, established in 1991 in memory of the previous director of Carver Rec. Herb has made … Read more

Joy Fulkerson

Joy Fulkerson has inspired students to be leaders in their communities through her work at East Tennessee State University. After receiving her Bachelor’s Degree from ETSU in 1998 in Mass Communications and Public Relations, Joy was hired by ETSU to work with students interested in civic engagement through Volunteer ETSU and Alternative Spring Break as … Read more

Reverend Vincent Dial

Reverend Vincent Dial is a minister at Bethel Christian Church in Jonesborough, Tennessee since he retired from the Johnson City School System. He is a strong advocate for the youth of Washington County, Tennessee and works to bring positive change to our community through his social justice ministry and community engagement. After graduating from Carson-Newman … Read more

Michelle Treece

Michelle Treece has lived in Northeast Tennessee all of her life and has been involved in our community, working to make a difference every single day. Michelle did this through her work at Science Hill High School as well as at Topper Academy, formerly known as the Alternative Center, in Johnson City. Every single student … Read more

Better education, health care on radar for local Democrats

Hours ahead of Gov. Bill Haslam’s State of the State address on Monday, members of the Washington County Democratic Party gathered to discuss what they’d like to see moving forward for the state. Party leader Sydney Crowder said in her statement that she’d be looking for ways in which the governor will approach improvements to … Read more