Featured Education Story

  • Travis Bryan
    ‘I Don’t Give Up’
    Travis Bryan is graduating from the University of Tennessee today. But his biggest challenges have come outside the classroom.
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K-12 News

  • School board religious release time
    Split Decisions
    In two 5-4 votes, the school board turns down religious release time and signals support for moving into TVA’s East Tower.
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  • Reading, Writing and Religion
    Debating whether to excuse students for religious instruction, the school board hears from pastors, parents, Satanists and teachers.
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  • Mike Dooley and Chris Caldwell in East Tower.
    Decision Time on TVA Deal
    Documents lay out proposed agreements between Knox County, the Tennessee Valley Authority and Knox County Schools for taking over the East Tower.
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  • Church at Sterchi Hills
    Bible Battle
    A divided Knox County school board puts a proposed policy for outside religious instruction on its December agenda.
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  • County Mayor Glenn Jacobs in TVA tower
    Superintendent Comes Around on TVA Deal
    With free rent thrown into the mix, the move from the Andrew Johnson Building to the East Tower wins the school administration’s support.
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Colleges and University News

  • Family stress
    Literally Toxic
    A UT researcher’s work shows that difficult family relationships are a predictor of poor health.
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  • Randy Boyd speaking to the UT Board of Trustees
    Power Poll: Confidence in Boyd
    Should UT make its interim president permanent? Our latest survey of local community leaders shows strong support.
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  • Sex Week home page
    Controlling the Programs
    Sex Week’s organizers say the event will go forward even as a new campus system for student events aims to isolate it.
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  • Randy Boyd
    Trustees Bullish on Boyd, TVA Deal
    A plan to move the UT system administration off the Knoxville campus gets the nod — and maybe a permanent president to go with it.
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  • University classroom
    Ivory Tower Toil
    UT's full-time lecturers teach twice as many classes as tenured faculty, for less money and little job security. They are trying to change that.
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