In his final year, Superintendent Bob Thomas presents a ‘best ever’ spending plan with across-the-board salary increases.
After eight years, Knox County Schools struggles to narrow racial and economic disparities.
Putting It in Writing
The Knox County school board appears divided on a new equity policy, which would formalize commitments to reduce disparities.
‘We Haven’t Hit the Peak Yet’
The current surge in COVID-19 cases has grown to the largest of the pandemic so far and shows no signs of slowing down.
Power Poll: Schools Superintendent Search
A majority of Power Poll members want the next superintendent to have a mix of classroom and administrative experience.
Thomas’ Retirement Sets Up Superintendent Search
As the veteran educator prepares to step down, the school board will have to decide how — and when — to look for his successor.
Ready or Not
Despite public health recommendations and the concerns of some parents, Knox County Schools prepares for an unmasked reopening.
Setting the Table
The school board takes the first steps toward a community discussion of police on campus.
Back on Track
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
As Knox County Schools renews its commitment to reducing racial gaps, activists demand immediate answers in a shooting.