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"Midsummer Night’s Dream" comes to the stage in midwinter

"Midsummer Night’s Dream" comes to the stage in midwinter
The Drama People presents William Shakespeare’s beloved comedy, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” on Feb. 2 and 3 at the Academy Park Performing Arts Center in Franklin. The play, more than 400 years old, deals with the marriage of Theseus, the Duke of Athens, to Hippolyta, the former queen of the Amazons. Journey with them into the ...
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Williamson and Maury County Schools closed for third consecutive school day

Williamson and Maury County Schools closed for third consecutive school day
PHOTO: Deputy Superintendent Jason Golden explains what Williamson County Schools considers before closing school. / Photo courtesy of Williamson County Schools Even though the sun is shining, Williamson County Schools and Maury County Public Schools will be closed again tomorrow due to the icy roads. This will be the third consecutive school day canceled because ...
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Maury County Schools closed on Wednesday

Maury County Schools closed on Wednesday
By SARAH GRACE TAYLOR Maury County Public Schools will be closed on Wednesday due to snow, marking the district’s sixth unexpected closure of the semester. MCPS announced Tuesday afternoon that the district will be closed on Wednesday during the continued winter weather storms in Middle Tennessee. The district also closed for the first three days ...
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EXTRA CREDIT: Critical Issues in Education

EXTRA CREDIT: Critical Issues in Education
Part I – Maximizing Potential through Learner-Aligned Educational Options By Dr. JEFFREY L. MITCHELL In a series of Extra Credit articles I will explore some important contemporary issues in education. Inspiration for this series of articles comes from What are the 10 Most Critical Issues in Education Today … originally a blog post by Bernard Bull and, ...
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March 2 is deadline for Leadership Franklin scholarship applications

March 2 is deadline for Leadership Franklin scholarship applications
High school seniors and current college students who live in Williamson County are encouraged to apply for the scholarship to be awarded by Leadership Franklin. The non-profit organization will award one $1,500 scholarship to a student who meets the scholarship criteria. Applications are due March 2, 2018. Applications may be obtained online at www.leadershipfranklin.org....
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School Board meeting postponed due to weather

School Board meeting postponed due to weather
By SARAH GRACE TAYLOR The Williamson County Schools Board postpones it’s regular meeting on Tuesday due to snow in the area. The meeting is tentatively set for Thursday at 6:30 p.m., weather permitting, according to a tweet from the district. The district offices and schools are closed Tuesday as well. For weather and schools updates, ...
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WCS, FSSD closed on Tuesday due to weather

WCS, FSSD closed on Tuesday due to weather
By SARAH GRACE TAYLOR Williamson County Schools and Franklin Special School District will be closed Tuesday due to inclement weather. Superintendent Mike Looney announced around 6:45 p.m. that the forecasted snow on Monday night would make bus routes unsafe, resulting in the district’s second snow day in a week. The district offices will be open. ...
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County Schools organizes diversity council for regular input

County Schools organizes diversity council for regular input
By WCS InFocus Williamson County Schools is looking for parents who are interested in participating in the district’s new council focused on diversity, equity and inclusion. Three parents met with Superintendent Dr. Mike Looney, Special Projects Manager Dr. Laura LaChance and Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources Dr. Leigh Webb on Jan. 11. Now the group ...
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Grant funds more study on impact of theatre on youths with autism

Grant funds more study on impact of theatre on youths with autism
// VANDERBILT KENNEDY CENTER PHOTO   VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER After prior research suggesting that a theater and peer mediation program can positively affect social interaction among young people with autism spectrum disorder, researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and two other universities have received a $2.99 million grant from the Nationa...
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Half the state’s newly board certified teachers are from two local districts

Half the state’s newly board certified teachers are from two local districts
Tennessee Education Commissioner Candice McQueen on Tuesday celebrated the 20 Tennessee educators who have been designated as National Board Certified Teachers. These educators are part of a group of 5,470 new National Board Certified Teachers (NBCT) from around the nation, and half were from either Franklin Special School District or Williamson County Schools. “We know .....
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Public may preview and weigh in on choice of new textbooks

Public may preview and weigh in on choice of new textbooks
WCS InFocus New science, health, art and technology textbooks are up for adoption for the 2018-19 school year, and Williamson County residents are invited to preview potential choices. The materials will be available at several sites for educators and public input, and some already are available for review. The textbooks that are up for adoption ...
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