Home Work

School board on Zoom

In its first virtual meeting, the school board supports a plan to provide educational materials to students stranded while classrooms are closed.

Class Struggle

Fulton HS marquee

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.

‘We Want to Do Better’

Brian Hartsell, Knox County Schools

In a ‘community conversation’ about racial disparities in Knox County Schools, officials acknowledge progress has been slow.

On-the-Job Training

Superintendent Bob Thomas at news conference

A partnership between Knox County Schools and the University of Tennessee will pay aspiring special education teachers as they finish their degrees.

Legal Challenge

TVA East Tower

Knox County Law Director Bud Armstrong says the county’s TVA tower deal could violate state and federal law. What does he mean, exactly?

Decision Time on TVA Deal

Mike Dooley and Chris Caldwell in East Tower.

Documents lay out proposed agreements between Knox County, the Tennessee Valley Authority and Knox County Schools for taking over the East Tower.

Power Poll: TVA Deal Looks Good

TVA and A.J.

Our latest survey of local community leaders shows strong support for Knox County’s proposed lease of the vacant East Tower.

The Politics of Moving

TVA and A.J.

As estimated numbers change, some school board members raise questions about the TVA East Tower deal.