Featured Education Story

  • School budget chart
    A Budget Bounce
    After tightening its belt this year, Knox County Schools is expecting a big revenue increase for 2021-22. What will it pay for?
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K-12 News

  • Evetty Satterfield and Jennifer Owen
    Multiple Traumas
    While planning for emergence from the pandemic, the school board confronts the aftermath of another student’s violent death.
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  • Bob Thomas and Betsy Henderson
    Schools Unmasked?
    The school board tries to look toward the fall, but gets mired in lingering pandemic politics.
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  • Classroom chairs
    Funding Gaps
    Funding Gaps Knox County spends less money per pupil than any other metro school system in Tennessee — and less than the state as a whole. by jesse fox mayshark • march 12, 2021 …
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  • Susan Horn and Virginia Babb
    School Board Mulls Masks
    As some parents ask for an end to face coverings for students, most board members are wary of making changes.
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  • Jason Myers, Knox County Schools
    Room for Recovery
    A new Knox County high school program will provide a combination of treatment and academics for students struggling with drugs and alcohol.
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Colleges and University News

  • Timari Ray and Sumner Deason
    A Promising Start
    As the first cohort of Knox Promise students approach graduation this spring, the pilot program is seeing success. Could it spread statewide?
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  • Hicham Ghossein
    Out of the Lab
    How the UT Research Foundation helps move innovation from campus into the marketplace.
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  • Martin Methodist UT
    UT Cleared to Pursue Martin Methodist
    The Board of Trustees gives its blessings to a proposed takeover of the Middle Tennessee college, pending legislative approval.
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  • Top of the Hill at UT.
    Apart Together
    University officials say that even with physical distancing and virtual classes, students want to be on campus as much as possible.
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  • Enkeshi el-Amin
    Place Maker
    While pursuing her doctorate at UT, Enkeshi el-Amin fell in love with Knoxville’s Black culture and history. Now she’s staying to help nurture it.
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