Featured Education Story

  • Playground with plastic slides
    Swing-Set Economics
    Knox County leaves it up to local communities to fund school playgrounds, with the result that some of the poorest areas have the worst equipment.
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K-12 News

  • Lissa McLeod
    Retention Rate
    A state law could lead to more than 2,500 Knox County third-graders being held back because of a single reading score.
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  • Knox County Schools administrator Brian Hartsell speaking in an auditorium at a meeting about racial disparities
    Different Approach to Disparities
    Superintendent Jon Rysewyk is moving away from an eight-year effort to measure racial and economic gaps — but he says they remain priorities.
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  • Students in a math class at Emerald Academy
    Emerald’s Experience
    As more organizations look to start charter schools in Knox County, we take a look inside the only one currently operating.
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  • Elizbath Fiveash standing at lectern addressing school board
    Charter Preparation
    Ahead of expected applications to open new schools, the Board of Education gets a refresher on how to handle them.
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  • Pictures of all nine members of the school board at the Oct. 5 meeting.
    New School Board Makes Its Mark
    In split votes, the board’s Republican majority pulls out of an association with other large districts and drops discipline disparities from the superintendent’s evaluation.
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