Featured Education Story

  • Superintendent Bob Thomas in space
    Keeping It Close to Home
    The Knox County Schools coupon book onslaught returns, and this year more of the money raised will stay at the school where a book is sold.
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K-12 News

  • Adrian Burnett Elementary School
    Laying the Groundwork
    As Knox County prepares to build three new elementary schools, each presents a different challenge.
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  • Penny Schwinn and Rick Staples
    Back to Basics
    The state’s new education commissioner says she wants to refocus on providing materials and resources for Tennessee teachers.
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  • Teacher in classroom
    View From the Classroom
    A state survey of teacher attitudes shows generally high job satisfaction but a lot of variation among individual Knox County schools.
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  • Testing
    Hitting Their Marks
    State test results show Knox County schools making gains overall, with plenty of areas to work on.
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  • Superintendent Bob Thomas
    Grading the Supe
    Despite missing data, the school board extends Knox County Schools Superintendent Bob Thomas’ contract for another year.
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Colleges and University News

  • UT beer kiosks at Neyland Stadium
    It’s Here, It’s Beer, Get Used to It
    Not corn in a jar, but wheat in a can is coming to Rocky Top at this Saturday’s UT football game.
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  • Soldiers with flu, 1918
    Anticipating Catastrophe
    A UT researcher finds that many nurses say they are unprepared for long-term disasters, and nursing colleges aren’t emphasizing it.
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  • UT Chancellor Donde Plowman
    Taking the Reins
    Newly arrived UT Knoxville Chancellor Donde Plowman finds a warm welcome and a long to-do list.
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  • The Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia
    Tweet Trackers
    UT researchers find a strong correlation between Russian disinformation and movement in the 2016 presidential polls.
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  • John Compton and Randy Boyd
    Under Transition
    Merging campuses and creating a new Oak Ridge Institute, the UT Board of Trustees ratifies big moves by Interim President Randy Boyd.
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