Ready or Not

classroom

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.

A Budget Bounce

School budget chart

After tightening its belt this year, Knox County Schools is expecting a big revenue increase for 2021-22. What will it pay for?

Multiple Traumas

Evetty Satterfield and Jennifer Owen

While planning for emergence from the pandemic, the school board confronts the aftermath of another student’s violent death.

Safety and Succor

The day after a fatal shootout at Austin-East, school officials and city residents confront questions of physical security and spiritual anguish.

Student Killed in Gunfight at A-E

One Knoxville police officer was wounded in the confrontation at a school that has experienced a spike in deaths from gunfire this year.

Schools Unmasked?

Bob Thomas and Betsy Henderson

The school board tries to look toward the fall, but gets mired in lingering pandemic politics.