Sullivan East, Central Hvac Woes Pile Up $5m Price Tag And Climbing | Kingsport Times-news

She said in grades K-8, math achievement scores were slightly down in a combination of proficient and advanced TCAP or Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program testing although advanced by itself increased. Value-added math scores met expectations, she said. As for K-8 language arts, she said those scores were OK and value-added not as good as math, while K-8 science was in a holding pattern and negative in value-added except in fifth grade. Social studies had a jump she attributed to teachers forging ahead with more rigorous curriculum that won’t be tested until 2015-16, with value-added scores not so good. Innovation Academy of Northeast Tennessee, a grades 6-8 science, technology, engineering and math school, did markedly better in all subject areas except math, and she said that was because its students took a high school Algebra I test. When compared to other freshmen in the system, the IA students did better at 76.2 proficient and advanced compared to 64.4 percent systemwide. In high school, end-of-course testing was up in all but English III and U.S. History, while value-added Algebra I was down and Algebra II was right at the state level.
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Sullivan East, Central Hvac Woes Pile Up $5m Price Tag And Climbing | Kingsport Times-news

She said in grades K-8, math achievement scores were slightly down in a combination of proficient and advanced TCAP or Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program testing although advanced by itself increased. Value-added math scores met expectations, she said. As for K-8 language arts, she said those scores were OK and value-added not as good as math, while K-8 science was in a holding pattern and negative in value-added except in fifth grade. Social studies had a jump she attributed to teachers forging ahead with more rigorous curriculum that won’t be tested until 2015-16, with value-added scores not so good. Innovation Academy of Northeast Tennessee, a grades 6-8 science, technology, engineering and math school, did markedly better in all subject areas except math, and she said that was because its students took a high school Algebra I test. When compared to other freshmen in the system, the IA students did better at 76.2 proficient and advanced compared to 64.4 percent systemwide. In high school, end-of-course testing was up in all but English III and U.S. History, while value-added Algebra I was down and Algebra II was right at the state level.
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Greenstar Home Services Launches New Preventative Maintenance Focus For The Home’s Plumbing, Heating, Central Water, And Air Conditioning Systems

“Go Green. Save Green. Green It Up!” “Pointing out challenges before the real emergency is what we specialize in.” – Jeremy Prevost, Greenstar CEO. Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) January 29, 2015 Greenstar Home Services is proactive rather than reactive when it comes to the homes plumbing, water, and HVAC systems. While specializing in preventative maintenance, Greenstars professionals educate customers about the effects of lack of maintenance on the homes plumbing, water filtration, and HVAC systems. Additionally, the Greenstar Team focuses on actions that can be taken to prevent future floods, emergencies, and costly breakdowns.
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Natural Gas Rises As Blizzard Signals Heating Demand Boost – Bloomberg

Gas is down 39 percent from a year ago. Heavy snow and wind gusts as high as 65 miles (105 kilometers) per hour in eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island will result in near zero visibility, the National Weather Service said. As much as 25 inches (64 centimeters) of snow may accumulate. The worst of the storm mostly spared New York and New Jersey, where travel bans were lifted. Below Normal MDA Weather Services in Gaithersburg, Maryland , said temperatures may be lower than average in the eastern third of the U.S.
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Natural Gas Rises As Blizzard Signals Heating Demand Boost – Bloomberg

Gas is down 39 percent from a year ago. Heavy snow and wind gusts as high as 65 miles (105 kilometers) per hour in eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island will result in near zero visibility, the National Weather Service said. As much as 25 inches (64 centimeters) of snow may accumulate. The worst of the storm mostly spared New York and New Jersey, where travel bans were lifted. Below Normal MDA Weather Services in Gaithersburg, Maryland , said temperatures may be lower than average in the eastern third of the U.S.
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Heating Bill Assistance Applications Now Being Accepted | Whotv.com

Applications for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, (LIHEAP) will be accepted through April 30 by the West Des Moines Human Services Office at their new location at 139 6th Street. Applications will be accepted Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. nd on Wednesdays from 8 a.m. until noon. Applicants are encouraged to schedule appointments in advance by calling (515) 222-3660.
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Central Bucks Ymca Evacuated Due To Smoke Condition – The Intelligencer: Bucks County | Montgomery County | Local News | Breaking News | Sports | Entertainment | Opinion

Monday on a report of smoke in the building. Dozens of members were evacuated, many gathering outside the building still in their workout attire. Doylestown Fire Co. wrapped up operations at about 8:30 p.m. and said there were no injuries or damage to the facility.
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