Featured Education Story

K-12 News

  • School board on Zoom
    Home Work
    In its first virtual meeting, the school board supports a plan to provide educational materials to students stranded while classrooms are closed.
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  • Maria Hurt Zoom class
    UT Learns to Zoom
    On the first day of online classes, faculty and students adjust to a new kind of classroom. Pajamas allowed.
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  • Fulton HS marquee
    Class Struggle
    Knox County Schools say they’re not equipped to provide equitable education while classrooms are closed. Some parents and teachers want to know why not.
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  • Indya Kincannon
    Pandemic Preparations
    With Knox County’s COVID-19 count still at one, Knoxville declares an emergency, Knox County Schools close through April 3 and UT moves the rest of its semester online.
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  • Brian Hartsell, Knox County Schools
    ‘We Want to Do Better’
    In a ‘community conversation’ about racial disparities in Knox County Schools, officials acknowledge progress has been slow.
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Colleges and University News

  • Randy Boyd and John Compton
    UT Names Randy Boyd as President
    The five-year appointment comes in the midst of the university contending with the academic and economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
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  • Indya Kincannon
    Pandemic Preparations
    With Knox County’s COVID-19 count still at one, Knoxville declares an emergency, Knox County Schools close through April 3 and UT moves the rest of its semester online.
    Read more.
  • Rachel McCord
    COVID-19 Cancellations Accelerate
    As the Big Ears Festival pulls the plug and UT moves classes online, researchers explain what they know about the rapidly spreading coronavirus — and what they don’t.
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  • Natalie Campbell and Randy Boyd
    Boyd Makes His Case
    In a town hall meeting on the Knoxville campus, UT’s interim president addresses diversity, affordability and guns.
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  • Superintendent Bob Thomas at news conference
    On-the-Job Training
    A partnership between Knox County Schools and the University of Tennessee will pay aspiring special education teachers as they finish their degrees.
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