Equity Quest

Nathan Langlois, Knox County Schools.

After eight years, Knox County Schools struggles to narrow racial and economic disparities.

Putting It in Writing

reading results by demographic group

The Knox County school board appears divided on a new equity policy, which would formalize commitments to reduce disparities.

Ready or Not

classroom with empty desks

Despite public health recommendations and the concerns of some parents, Knox County Schools prepares for an unmasked reopening.

Setting the Table

Evetty Satterfield and Betsy Henderson

The school board takes the first steps toward a community discussion of police on campus.

Back on Track

Classroom chairs

The school board approves a proposed budget for 2021-22 that seeks to make up ground — academic and financial — lost during the pandemic.

Disparities and Discontent

Brian Hartsell at DEO meeting

As Knox County Schools renews its commitment to reducing racial gaps, activists demand immediate answers in a shooting.